Ontario has filed a regulation to end fees for child care wait lists to improve the accessibility of child care and make life easier for families.
The ban will take effect September 1, 2016, and will prevent licensed child care centres and home child care agencies from charging fees or requiring deposits to join child care wait lists.
The regulatory amendments also require licensed child care providers to:
The regulation was developed with feedback from public consultations and from the Ontario Regulatory website, with strong support for a ban on wait list fees from parents, child care providers and municipalities. The consultation period was open from May 17 to July 4, 2016.
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