August 2018
Backgrounder
Image showing municipal and provincial contributions to childcare 4 in millions and some fasct facts
Investments in child care and early learning make good economic sense for Ontario. They help families and communities thrive by making full-time work possible. Especially in northern and rural communities, child care systems help attract and retain the skilled workforce needed to grow local economies.

The costs of child care programs is shared by the province and municipal governments. Municipal governments and District Social Service Administration Boards (DSSABs) play a significant role in funding, planning, managing and in some cases, also directly delivering child care programs.

They are well-positioned to help the provincial government determine how best to expand child care across the province and enhance early years initiatives.

AMO is committed to working with the province to expand access to more affordable, high-quality child care for Ontario residents.