City forges plan to add spaces in child-care 'deserts'

Funding cut by Ontario government could hamper Ottawa's follow-through

Parents looking for licensed child-care spots in rural Ottawa and the south end have a harder time than parents downtown or in Kanata, and now the city is making it a priority to address that discrepancy.
A city committee endorsed a four-year strategy to make child care more accessible and affordable last week, while acknowledging that funding cuts by the Doug Ford government could hamper the city's administrative ability to follow through.