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Childcare – 1997

Category:LEGISLATION
Sub-Category:DAY/FAMILY CARE
Resolution Number:100.60.16
Club:North Toronto, Sudbury and Toronto
Year:1997
Status:Open
Reaffirmed:
Comments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Ontario re-affirm the following resolutions:
1983(100.60.5) - Funding/Quality/Tax Credits
1987(100.60.7) - Training for Private Home Child Care Providers
1990(100.60.16) - Child Care – Access/Funding/Staffing
1993(100.60.14) - Daycare Facilities
1994(100.60.18) - Daycare Centres Within Educational Institutions
1994(100.60.20) - Daycare: Programs for Children with Special Needs
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVES that the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to:
a.Reject those recommendations of the Ecker Report which would erode the minimum standards as outlined in the Day Nurseries Act thereby having harmful effects on the safety, well-being and development of children, such as increasing child-to-staff ratios, reducing staff qualification requirements, and reducing inspection of regulation facilities; and
b.Continue to provide Ministry funding (DOG) only to regulated childcare
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to:
a)Inspect all child care operators once a year on an unannounced basis after the two year probationary period.
b)Impose penalties consisting of fines up to $250,000 and closures for non-compliance with the Day Nurseries Act.
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Ontario urge the Government of Ontario to:
a)Allow all parents (including those qualifying for placement subsidy to choose between profit, non-profit and in-home care;
b)Consider geographic differences in the cost of living, cost of accommodation, family size and other measurable differences as grounds for subsidy eligibility with room for discretionary appeals to be given compassionate consideration;
c)Provide a separate means test for single parents attending school which takes into consideration education costs;
d)Institute provincial consistency in the administration of subsidy programs.

 

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