‘We’re so close to a new dawn’ for Ontario’s child-care workers


The Ontario government has laid out a blueprint to help caregivers with the transition to new and different jobs.

It includes a proposal to create a new job title for child care workers that would give them the flexibility to work outside the office.

“We are seeing an unprecedented shift of caregivers to the workforce,” said Jennifer Gorman, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

“That’s what I’ve been trying to get across in my speech.”

It’s part of a broader government effort to get more people back into the workforce.

Gorman said that in Ontario, where about 10 per cent of adults are child-minding, there are about 2.5 million children and teens.

The province expects to have some 4 million more children and youth by 2020.

A child-rearing specialist said the new title would be a “win-win” for parents and workers.

“It’s a good opportunity for caregivers to move from the office to a more flexible, independent job where they can work from home and enjoy the benefits of a more structured environment,” said Dr. Andrew Haney.

“The new title will be a good recognition of that,” he said.

Gannon said the government is looking at ways to help people get their kids into daycare and to get them into a new profession.

He said some child-serving agencies will be able to offer more flexible hours and pay.

“In many cases, there is no place for a caregiver who is a full-time, full-year employee to be working full time,” Gannon told CBC News.

“And the other way of looking at it is that there is an increased need for care, in some instances, for older children.”

In Ontario, there have been more than 50 deaths in the workplace related to child care over the past year.

Gahan said there are a variety of ways to address the challenges that come with moving into a different job.

“You’ve got to find the balance,” he added.

“There are things you can do to help the worker get in the best position for the job they are doing, and we’ll do more research into that.”

Gorman also said the plan will make it easier for parents to find new jobs.

“This is a very good opportunity to be a careguser.

It is also a good place to be if you want to look for a job,” she said.

“Parents are not going to go to a job that they’re not prepared for, and they’re going to be able look for something they’re prepared for.”

Gahan also said that more funding will be available to child- care agencies to improve their quality of care.

“Our goal is to make sure we’re providing the best care possible for children and their parents,” she added.

Ganey also said child-support enforcement is one of the key challenges that Ontario faces in dealing with the high number of child-bearing.

He also said more money will be coming into the province to help agencies better manage the backlog of child support orders.

“Child support is not something we can simply walk away from,” he told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning.

“For a lot of parents, this is their life,” he continued.

“If you are not doing a good job, if you’re not paying your child the right amount of support, if your child is not getting the help that they need, that’s when we have a problem.”