Child care can be hard to find and cost tens of thousands of dollars a year. Advocates are hoping to turn it into a political priority — by harnessing the power of stories
For Chetna Rach, finding child care in Toronto was a complicated and exhausting process. She tried to leave her abusive partner but discovered she couldn’t look after her young daughter while also trying to find a job. Through a combination of luck, support, and skills, she ultimately found child care for her two children, got a City of Toronto subsidy, and left him for good in 2017.