Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

Statement from Catherine Fife, MPP on 2016 Vital Signs Report

Published on October 12, 2016

“Today’s Vital Signs report points out Waterloo Region does not have enough licensed child care spaces.

Right now, only 31% of preschoolers, 21% of toddlers and 2% of infants can be accommodated. While I am pleased to see some investment, very little has changed in 13 years of Liberal government and families in Waterloo Region know that access to affordable childcare remains a crisis in this province.

Ontario needs a comprehensive child care strategy that focuses on affordable, accessible and quality child care.”