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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)

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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.

Toronto urged to ‘step up’ for child care in 2018 budget – Toronto Star

Toronto’s 2018 child-care budget ignores council promise to match senior government funding by 20 per cent, advocates say.








“This is a false budget. It is a shell game,” said East York-area Councillor Janet Davis, a longtime child care advocate.

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Daycare sticker shock tied to minimum wage, Jan. 14 – Toronto Star

No information from Province or City on on previous commitment made to helping child-care programs with their minimum wage requirements

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Posted in Child Care in the News, Your Voice.

TDSB to offer “extended-day program” staffed by full-time early-childhood educators employed by the board. – Toronto Star

The TDSB has been relying on school-based child care and recreation programs to provide after-hours care for children from kindergarten to Grade 6.

But a staff report, to be debated by a board committee Wednesday, says many child-care programs are unable to meet demand because they don’t have enough space and can’t find enough early-childhood educators willing to work split shifts. About 23 per cent of schools offer no before- and after-school care, the report adds.







Toronto mother Dawn Barclay, seen here in a June 2017 file photo, has been unable to find after-school child care for her daughter Layla who started junior kindergarten last fall.  (CARLOS OSORIO / TORONTO STAR)

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Posted in Child Care in the News, Your Voice.