A Work in Progress: Towards $10 a day Child Care in Toronto.

The signing of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement between the Province of Ontario and Federal Government in March 2022 provided a significant opportunity to make child care more accessible and affordable to families. The $10-a-day child care initiative has successfully lowered fees, increasing access for low and middle-income families and consequently raising demand. However, challenges persist. While Toronto has seen growth in child care spaces over the past two years, the availability is hindered by challenges in recruiting qualified staff. The report highlights disparities in child care access among communities, emphasizing the ongoing efforts required to enhance the effectiveness of the initiative. It acknowledges that the current state of the initiative is a work in progress.

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Toronto Labour Market Insights

Toronto’s downtown continues to recover since the stresses of the pandemic and in 2023 and as indicated in the recent City of Toronto Employer Survey, the downtown reported the highest employment count reported in the last five years at 601,010 jobs.  Total employment in the city of Toronto in 2023 grew by 50,690 jobs (3.4 per cent) from 2022, compared to 33,080 jobs (2.3 per cent) growth between 2021 and 2022.


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