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  • August 02, 2016

Ontario Ending Fees for Child Care Wait Lists

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:

  • Develop a public wait list policy that clearly explains how children on a wait list are offered admission. 
  • Ensure wait list status is made available to families, in a manner that protects the confidentiality of their personal information.

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.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact my office: ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or 613-722-6414.

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