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Child Care Champions: Toolkit for constituency meetings with Ontario MPPs

Our objectives
  • We need all MPPs to hear that the Ontario government must maintain support for Ontario’s licensed child care system and wage enhancement for educators.
  • We want them to understand that tax rebates and deregulation aren’t effective ways to address child care needs.
  • We want to leave MPPs thinking hard about the situation for families and educators in their local riding and communities – we’re counting on them.

What we are asking of MPPs
  • Get a personal commitment from the MPP to be Child Care Champion: to learn more about the issue, discuss it with colleagues, and find opportunities to support stable investment in child care for Ontario.
  • Ask them to commit to protecting key investments in child care including: $2/hr wage enhancement grant for ECEs and child care staff; funding for licensed child care operation and subsidies.
  • Ask them to learn more about our long-term vision for a system based on 3 Big Ideas:
    1. low fees or no fees for families;
    2. decent work and pay for educators;
    3. more public and non-profit child care spaces.
  • Ask all MPPs for a photo with our Child Care Champions sign. At the end of each meeting ask if you can have a group photo of the MPP holding up the sign.
Download your toolkit now!

Posted in Campaigns/Events, Your Voice.



To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS the Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant provides $2 per hour in wage support to many Registered Early Childhood Educators and child care workers in licensed child care;

WHEREAS the Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant supports staff recruitment and retention in licensed child care, increases income security among Registered Early Childhood Educators and child care workers, and begins to recognize their contributions to Ontario communities;

WHEREAS the Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant helps close the gender wage gap;

WHEREAS the Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant helps keep parents’ child care fees from rising;

WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: maintain the $2 per hour Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant for Registered Early Childhood Educators and child care workers in licensed child care.

Download the petition now and help us gather the signatures!


Posted in Campaigns/Events, Your Voice.

TCBCC AGM – Thursday November 15, 2018

10:00        Welcome and Introductions – June Hall, Co-Chair

10:15         Speaker – Carolyn Ferns, OCBCC,  – “a Review of our achievements and organizing for the challenges ahead”

11:00        TCBCC AGM

      1. Approval of Agenda – items of New Business to be tabled
      2. Approval of Minutes of AGM November 8, 20175
      3. Chairpersons Report – June Hall
      4. Treasurers Report including:
        • presentation of the Audit 2017 – Jennifer Reid-Kuess
        • appointment of Auditors for 2018
      5. Co-ordinators Update – including City Budget Process 2019
      6. Nominations and Election of the Board of Directors 2019
      7. Adjournment of the Meeting

12:00        LUNCH

12:15         Speaker – Lisa Winters, Director, Beatty Buddies Child Care – ““empowering our workforce and building a professional team”

TCBCC AGM Agenda for the Day – Nov 15 2018

TCBCC AGM–Nov 8 2017 – Minutes

TCBCC Draft Audit 2017 – Financial Statements

Co-Chair Report for the 2018 AGM for the TCBCC

TCBCC AGM_Nov 15 2018 – Minutes

Posted in Campaigns/Events, Organization Reports.

Become a TCBCC Community Builder 2017

  • You must be a current TCBCC organizational member and support the mandate of the TCBCC – a network of non-profit child care programs working towards a system of high quality, regulated, accessible, affordable not-for-profit child care in Toronto
  • Become eligible to apply for Our Community Build Grant for Toys & Equipment up to *$500 per year, (first come first served as funds allow)

Posted in TCBCC Campaigns/Events.

TCBCC 2016 Financial Audit

Pennylegion/Chung LLP – Charted Professional Accountants

To the Members, Toronto Coalition for Better Childcare

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Toronto Coalition for Better Childcare (The Coalition) which comprise the statement fo financial position as at December 31 2016.

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Posted in Organization Reports.

TCBCC AGM Chair’s Report – 2017

Toronto Coalition for Better Childcare

Annual General Meeting – Co-Chair’s Report

November 8, 2017



The Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care is a strong Voice for Child Care in Toronto, and has been leading the struggle for the community at the City level for almost 30 years. Our members and board members were actively engaged in advocacy at the city and provincial levels and this past year our voices were heard.

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Posted in Your Voice.

Agenda for Speaker and AGM – Nov 8, 2017

Agenda for the Day – Nov 8

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Calling All “Super”visors!

The Toronto Coalition for Better Childcare invites Supervisors to get together to take a break!

Hear speaker Sue Hunter share her energy and her motivation

Join the TCBCC team for lunch and the TCBCC AGM – Nov 8 2017

Read More  invitation TCBCC SUPER – VISORS Nov 8, 2017

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TCBCC AGM Minutes – Dec 14, 2016

December 14, 2016
Meeting started at 12:05 p.m.
Attendance: Lisa Tjernstrom, Kathleen Clancy, Anna Vizzari, Manpreet Chana, Patricia
Stathopoulos, Kim Stevenson, Irene Udo, Donna Spreitzer, Barb Yost, Donna Robinson, Neena
Locke, Jane Mercer

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Toronto should boost child-care spending by $11M over 3 years, budget chief says – CBC News

Budget going to council will match 20% of new provincial, federal funds over 3 years, Gary Crawford says

Toronto Budget Chief Gary Crawford says the city will make good on its promise to match a portion of new provincial and federal funding for child care.

“The bottom line is we are living up to our commitment,” Crawford told CBC Toronto on Monday.

Crawford said the city’s budget committee will recommend on Tuesday, as part of the city’s final 2018 budget, that council commit $11 million over three years to child care. The recommendation will be made to Mayor John Tory’s executive committee. Council is scheduled to consider the budget on Feb. 12 and 13.


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Posted in Child Care in the News.