Statement Regarding Ontario-Federal Child Care Announcement



 March 28, 2022

“Child care is the care of a child regardless of who provides the care. Yet, just as we’ve seen in other provinces, the federal child-care plan’s fee reductions apply only to the families using licensed care. In Ontario, about a third of children under age six use that kind of care. So, most families won’t benefit from today’s announcement. The best and fairest solution is to fund families directly—and to target the most funding to the lowest-income families. Making life more affordable for Ontario families is the right instinct, but today’s announcement is the wrong policy.”

  • Peter Jon Mitchell, Family Program Director at think-tank Cardus

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Daniel Proussalidis

Cardus – Director of Communications

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Topics: Family, Children


Cardus is a non-partisan, not-for-profit public policy think tank focused on the following areas: education, family, work & economics, communities, end-of-life care, and religious freedom. It conducts independent and original research, produces several periodicals, and regularly stages events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S.