Toronto parents could see fall childcare fees cut, city says – Toronto OCN News

The City of Toronto predicts that parents could start to see reductions in their child care payments in the fall.

In March, Premier Doug Ford reached an agreement with the federal government to sign the Pan-Canadian Plan for Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC), which will bring in $10 per day of child care in Ontario.

The deal was supposed to result in a 25% cut in childcare fees on May 1, but parents are still waiting.

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However, in an email to Global News, Shanley McNamee, chief executive of children’s services for the City of Toronto, said the city began accepting online applications on June 23.

Once the application is received, the city said Children’s Services will process it and make payments to the child care program.

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“Child care programs must then reduce their fees within 30 days of registering with CWELCC and have 60 days to offer the retroactive fee reduction to parents,” the email reads.

McNamee said the city expects these payments to begin flowing to child care programs in the fall, which will then “provide the discounts to parents.”

— With files from Kevin Neilson of Global News

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