Ontario Investing $13.2Billion in Affordable Child Care
New grant program encouraging new spaces in locations and for populations most in need
December 19, 2022
The Ontario government has secured $13.2 billion in funding to create 53,000 new, affordable childcare spaces over the next 4 years. These spaces will save parents, on average, between $6,000-10,000 per child per year.
“Mississauga-Malton is home to many young families. Over 50% of its households have children, and approximately 18% of the population is under 14 years old” said MPP Deepak Anand; these new accessible and affordable childcare spaces will help relieve parents financially, while providing more childcare options and creating quality jobs in the community.
Additionally, the province has announced an expansion to the dual credit program for youth, to attract 420 students over two years into Early Childhood Education career pathways, to ensure a steady stream of qualified caregivers.