Fund to help cover child care costs ends

 

The Ford government has put a stop to a $50 million fund that helped child care centres cover increasing labour costs without passing them on to parents.

Already, one child care centre in Peel Region has told parents their fees will go up another $72 a month for full-time infant care.

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care expects more to follow.

The so-called fee stabilization support was introduced by the former Liberal government  when the  minimum wage increased from $11.60 an hour to $14 an hour.

Education Minister Lisa Thompson's office says the fee stabilization support was provided as one-time funding, but the sector says it wasn't billed that way originally.