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:
There are numerous other changes that affect home daycares and licensed providers and PRO encourages all stakeholders to carefully review the consultation document and provide feedback either to PRO or directly to the Ministry of Education. The submission deadline is May 19, 2019.
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)