TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS Several provinces and territories, including British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Yukon, PEI, and Newfoundland & Labrador have implemented a $10 per day child care program;
WHEREAS Ontario has some of the highest child care costs in the country and the costs have made quality care hard to access for many families;
WHEREAS the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the child care sector;
THEREFORE, we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
To immediately negotiate an agreement with the federal government to introduce a $10-per-day child care plan in the Province of Ontario, improve wages for ECEs and child care professionals, and invest in child care capacity to support the recovery from COVID-19.