Cuts in child care funding could mean longer wait for spaces

A $685,000 cut in provincial funding for child care in Brantford is forcing city staff layoffs and could result in longer wait lists for subsidized spaces.
The province has ended a $50-million fund that helped child-care centres cover increasing labour costs without passing them on to parents.
In 2018, the city received $429,000 from that fund for local child-care operators.