Changes under the CCEYA for Authorized Recreation Providers
The omnibus Bill 66: Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act has now received Royal Assent. One section of this Act relates to the provision of child care and "authorized recreation and skill-building programs." The Act comes into effect on July 1, 2019.
This legislation allows children who are four years old (entering JK) to take part in authorized recreational and skill-building programs (operating for up to three hours per day). In order to implement the Act and further enhance opportunities for families, several amendments have been proposed to the regulations the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and the Education Act.
Following are the key changes that affect recreation stakeholders:
Consultation Document - Spring 2019 Proposed Regulatory Amendments CCEYA
Ontario Regulation 137/15 (General)
Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing, and Financial Assistance)
Ontario Regulation 221/11 (Extended Day and Third Party Programs)