According to me…..


ONTARIOʼS 2010 PROVINCIAL BUDGET
COMMUNITY BUDGET WATCH
FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Thursday, March 25 2010
3:45p.m. to 5:30p.m. (Budget Starts at 4p.m.)
Toronto City Hall, Members Lounge, 100 Queen Street West

Media are invited and all are welcome – please join us!

Questions? Please email info@childcareontario.org or call 416-538-0628
Sponsored by: Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, Toronto Coalition for Better
Child Care, Ontario Campaign 2000, Building Stronger Futures, Family Supports
Institute of Ontario, 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction, CUPE Ontario, Middle
Childhood Matters Coalition – Toronto

Weʼll Be Watching For:

INVESTMENTS IN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
• No cuts to early learning and child care programs
• Investments in after school programs for children from 6 to 12 years

INVESTMENTS IN POVERTY REDUCTION
• Increase the Ontario Child Benefit to $125 a month
• $100 monthly Healthy Food Supplement to help all adults on social assistance access
healthier food and investments to make progress on poverty reduction plans

INVESTMENTS IN HOUSING
• A long-term affordable housing strategy including immediate Investments to build
affordable housing, provide shelter subsidies/benefits and upgrade existing social housing

RECESSION RELIEF & COMMUNITY SUPPORTS
• Investments in the non-profit sector and to recession relief (employment and training
programs) and protections to support Ontarians during the economic downturn”

This information was forwarded to my by Susy from the Ralph Thornton Centre.  Thanks Susy!!

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