Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

Take Action on Child Care

London families are facing long waitlists to access licensed child care, and many new parents worry they may not be able to continue working.

  • The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has identified London as a childcare desert with only enough licensed spaces for less than one-third of children not yet in kindergarten
  • Child care centres in London are closing rooms and limiting enrolment because they cannot retain staff in their programs
  • This is the result of years spent undervaluing the vitally important work of child care workers, with low pay and poor working conditions leading to high turnover

Ontario urgently needs a child care workforce strategy to address staffing shortages—including through a salary scale, increased compensation and improved working conditions—so that every family will have access to the child care they need.

I want to hear from Londoners about your experiences accessing affordable, licensed child care in the city. Please share your story and add your name to stand up for a child care workforce strategy.