• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Takes Action to Support Working Families and Improve Child Care

February 26, 2021

The Ontario government announced regulatory amendments that support working families and improve the child care and early years sector and advance the province's dual priorities of accessibility and affordability for parents. Details were provided today by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education and Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook. "The changes we are announcing today are important as they will help ensure working parents can return to the workforce as we make progress containing the pandemic," said Minister Lecce. "We are making child care more affordable for parents, improving safety for children, and reducing red tape for child care operators. Our government appreciates the challenges families are facing these days and we are committed to doing everything we can to reduce their burden." The regulatory amendments, which take effect on March 8, 2021, will:

  • Exempt certain authorized recreational providers from their three-hour operating limit, improving access to select before and after school programs for families with school-age children.