Ontario to open more child care centres to aid frontline workers 

TORONTO — Today, MPP Jim McDonell for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry is pleased to share the government’s announcement on emergency child care for health care and frontline workers during this COVID-19 outbreak. Ontario is exempting certain childcare centres from closure, in order to support our nurses, doctors, and frontline care workers across the province. 

“We know that as health-care and other front-line workers try to keep us safe, they could use help on the home front,” said Minister Lecce. “That is why we are teaming up with partners to deliver in unprecedented speed child care centres near hospitals and other health care facilities across Ontario.” 

Cornwall will see Sun Rise and Shine Child Care Centre open for our frontline workers. Our government is thankful for all the child care professionals who are working hard to keep our children safe, and for our municipal partners and child care operators across the province, who made this possible. 

“During these challenging times, our Government is supporting our courageous frontline workers with emergency childcare centres so they can rest assured knowing their children are being looked after in a safe place,” said MPP Jim McDonell.“ Our frontline workers will have access to safe, local child care centres, making it easier for health care and other frontline workers to do their jobs.” 

As emergency child care centres open, a list of locations will be made available on ontario.ca/coronavirus. 

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