As the cost of child care continues to skyrocket, and child care spaces become increasingly scarce, working families are struggling to find affordable and accessible day care for their children. For some families, having a spouse stay at home to provide care is more affordable than paying for exorbitant, unsubsidized child care spaces. And more often than not, this burden falls on women.
If re-elected, Team Moving Forward will continue our fight for a universal, affordable, and publicly-subsidized child care system in Ontario. Such a system would help close the gender wage gap, boost women workers’ participation in the labour force, and provide much-needed support to working families, and Team Moving Forward is committed to advancing this issue as a key priority.