On October 3, 2015, Owl's Board of Directors affirmed support for universally accessible, high quality, non-profit, regulated child care.

As part of this mandate, we'll share information on advocacy campaigns that are working towards that goal.

Regulatory Proposals re: Age Groups, Ratios, etc.

On February 1, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Education posted a new Regulatory Registry Consultation Document regarding the Child Care and Early Years Act. The Ministry is proposing changes to the following regulations:

  • A. Service System Management and Funding
  • B.  Licensing Clarity
  • C.  Enforcement
  • D.  Tiered Licensing - term of a license
  • E.  Licensing Standards
  • F.  Licensing Fees
  • G.  Before- and after-school programs for children age 6-12 years (BASP 6-12): Extended Day and Third Party Programs
  • H. Miscellaneous Regulations

Child care advocates are concerned, calling on the Ministry to abandon these proposed changes before they affect quality of care and result in sky-rocketing parent fees.

Read the Regulatory Posting.

Check out Owl's response to the Ministry.

Advocacy Associations and Campaigns

Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada

The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC) is dedicated to promoting a publicly funded, inclusive, quality, non-profit child care system. Our organization is non-profit, membership-based and regionally representative.

Child Care 2020: A Vision for Child Care

Watch the vision as a video 

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) was founded in 1981 to advocate for universal, affordable, high quality, not-for-profit child care in Ontario.



Ths Backgrounder, provided by the OCBCC provides key messages to parents, RECEs and child care employers to help you get involved in this discussion.

News Articles

Government Relations Advisory

Owl is currently recruiting members to join a new Government Relations Advisory Commitee. This group will provide strategic advice to management and assist in formulating a government relations strategy for Owl Child Care that focusses on advocacy and influencing government child care policies and resources.

To learn more, view the Terms of Reference.

If you are interested in seving in this capacity, contact Lori at lprospero@owlchildcare.org

Government of Canada 

View the links below to read Justin Trudeau's Mandate Letters relating to child care and families.

Mandate Letter- Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Mandate Letter- Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

On October 19, 2015, Canada voted in Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada. Here is an overview of the Liberal Platform with respect to child care and families.

On October 19, 2015, Canada voted in Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada. To learn more about the Liberal Child Care Plan, click here.

Want to find out how much you will qualify for with the new Canada Child Benefit? Click here for details.

Get In Touch

At Owl, one of our guiding principles is to conduct our business in a manner that fosters and promotes effective 2-way communication between all stakeholder groups.

Looking for information? Have a question or suggestion?

Members, potential members who are looking for child care, suppliers, and others are encouraged to use our Contact Us form below.

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Where can we direct your inquiry?(*)
Invalid Input


Invalid Input

Support Owl

As a non-profit, registered charity, Owl Child Care Services welcomes charitiable donations.

Through Canada Helps, you can set up a secure, online donation. Make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation.

Click on the button below to make your donation now.