2.2.1 Ontario is committed to: prioritizing the regulated education and child care programs and services made available by Canada under this agreement, under the Child Care and Early Years Act of 2014 for children under the age of six, of which: 5.1.2 Ontario will consult with parents, child care providers, experts, Aboriginal peoples, official language minorities and other interested Canadians as an important step in the development and revision of their action plan. 3.1 This agreement will enter into force on the date of the last signing and will remain in effect until March 31, 2020, unless Canada or Ontario are denounced in writing in accordance with the provisions of Section 10. The resources allocated under this agreement, pursuant to Section 4, cover the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020. The amendments to this agreement come into effect on the date of the last signing and remain in effect until March 31, 2021, unless Canada or Ontario are denounced in writing in accordance with the provisions of Section 10. “We are investing more in child care to ensure that they are safe, accessible and affordable for working mothers and fathers, and that the resources allocated under the revised Section 4 agreement will run from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. This agreement will ensure that funds continue to be made available to parents to ensure that child care remains available to parents when they return to work today and in the future. ” – Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce builds on the shared multilateral commitments to early learning and child care, and Ontario outlines Ontario`s unique child care needs and priorities, including those arising from the COVID-19 epidemic. It will ensure that these funds are also available in 2020 to 21 to support child care programs and services for Ontario families. 6.2 Canada and Ontario agree to cooperate to improve the collection and dissemination of data on key information on early childhood education and care and children under the age of six. 3.2.1 Canada is committed to the annual allocation for all provinces and territories for the period 2021-2022 to 2027-28 is no less than the annual allocation granted to all provinces and territories under the current agreement.
During this period, funds will be allocated to the extension of bilateral agreements that will be conditional on Canada`s adoption of new action plans and will be informed by the evaluation of The Results of Phase 2. The deadline for a new agreement has not yet been set. Ontario is investing in early childhood education and child care for Aboriginal children. and 7.3 Canada reserves the right to conduct public communications, announcements, events, advertising and promotional activities through the F-P/T ELCC framework and bilateral agreements. Canada is committed to providing Ontario, ten days in advance, with public communications regarding the F-P/T ELCC framework, bilateral agreements and the results of investments in this agreement. 4.1 These contributions are in addition, not instead of those that Canada currently makes to Ontario through the Canada Social Transfer, to support early childhood development and education and child care in Ontario.