Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)

February 17, 2009 16:07 ET

Groundbreaking Web-Site for Parents www.waitingforchildcare.ca to be Launched

BARRIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2009) - "Parents are still waiting for affordable and available child care and they need a way to send a message to their political representative," says Jenny Robinson, Executive Director, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. "Parents need politicians to take a leadership role and solve this issue once and for all."

The website will be launched in a number of communities across Ontario.



WHEN: February 18th at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: S.E.E.D.S. Childcare - St. Peter's location
201 Ashford Drive, Barrie
WHO: Jenny Robinson, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
Christina Gilligan, E.C.E., CUPE Ontario


Parents with young children have incredibly busy lives and securing affordable quality child care is one of their biggest frustrations. This groundbreaking website gives parents a quick and easy way to send a message to Queen's Park and Parliament Hill. The website www.waitingforchildcare.ca invites parents who can't find and/or afford child care to send a strong message to their provincial and federal representatives that child care needs public investment.

Licensed child care costs can easily exceed $10,000 per year. Many families need help paying for child care. Thousands of children are on municipal waiting lists for a child care subsidy across Ontario. Even with a subsidy, or for parents who are able to pay for child care, many simply can't find a child care space.

"Some provincial politicians still say child care is not an issue in their riding or that the looming recession prevents them from making any new investments in child care. In reality, an investment in child care will help families weather economic hardship. Child care is necessary in good economic times and bad," said Jenny Robinson, Executive Director, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care.

Contact Information

  • For media interviews, please contact:
    Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
    Jenny Robinson, Executive Director
    (416) 938-2625 (cell)