Ford gives with one hand and takes with the other!
On April 17, 2020 the Ford Government announced an expansion of eligible workers able to access free emergency child care in Ontario.
Added to the list of workers were, “federally employed staff including Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency and Canada Post employees.” We thought this was a win for postal workers in Ontario.
What the Ford Government didn’t announce was a behind the scenes directive to municipal child care service managers to restrict access to two-parent families, unless both parents are on the list of “designated” workers. A little like giving with one hand and taking with the other.
If you are a sole-support parent, or if your partner is on the designated list you would be eligible to apply.