Care Academy, an academy specializing in care for children and young adults, is located in Toronto’s East York neighbourhood.
(CBC News)The Care Academy has received $3.8 million in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health to expand its services and expand its staff.
Its operations include a 24-hour pediatric clinic, a 24/7 crisis intervention centre, a social work practice and a centre for support and recovery.
On Monday, Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced that Care Academy is one of nine initiatives that have been announced by the province for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
The Ontario Ministry for Children and Youth Services will also be funding $5.4 million over the next two years to expand and modernize its existing programs in Toronto.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development will be providing $10 million over five years to establish a new child care program in Toronto and to expand the existing Child Care and Learning Centre.
Ontario will also provide $3 million over two years for new childcare services in the Toronto area.
The provincial government will provide $1.3 million to expand access to child care in communities throughout the province.
Ontarians who are under age 18 will receive free childcare for the first four months of the year and the province will provide the rest of the cost of childcare for Ontario residents who are aged 25 and over.
The province also announced $500,000 in funding to support the province’s transition to a new adult-led child care system.
The announcement came at the beginning of a day-long series of announcements that have highlighted the importance of expanding child care services.
The ministry announced a series of initiatives on Tuesday aimed at providing more options for families to access child care.
The new adult child care facility, for example, will provide additional care options, including more flexible hours for parents and caregivers, flexible daycare options, and a more comprehensive child care suite.
The department said it will also continue to support initiatives such as the province-funded Child Care Network and the Ontario Childcare and Youth Network to improve access to and efficiency of child care and learning for Ontarians.
Ontary will also expand the provincewide adoption and foster care network, which it has launched to provide care to children in crisis.
Ontarian Minister of Children, Youth and Community Development Eric Hoskin announced Tuesday that he will create the Ontario Department of Children & Youth Development.
(Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)”We have to look at ways to make sure we are getting kids back into the community.
We have to take that opportunity and expand opportunities to do that,” Hoskins said.”
What we have to do is make sure that we are making sure that the people who are eligible are in the system and that they are working and contributing, and then we can then work with people who might not be able to work but we can still help them find opportunities to get back into that community and be involved in the community.”
The announcement of the Ontario department came at a time when many Ontarians have been wondering if the provincial government would have the resources it needs to expand childcare services.
On Tuesday, Hoskins revealed that the province had received $1 million from the ministry to expand child care operations.
“We will continue to work with the Ontario government to make the most of those resources to make our communities better places for children to grow up in,” Hoskin said.
Ontaries Minister of Youth, Family and Community Services Adam Vaughan said Tuesday that his department was working with other ministries and organizations to help ensure Ontario families have access to childcare.
“The government is continuing to work collaboratively with other levels of government to ensure that children have access in the communities they live in,” Vaughan said.
The child care network in Ontario, which has received funding from other governments, is working to increase the number of child-care facilities in the province and expand access for families.
The government said it is also working to expand family day care to ensure more families have childcare options in their communities.
Ontys Ministry of the Status of Women said it was also working with child care providers to provide support and training for childcare workers.
“I know that it’s an important part of the plan to ensure a safe and healthy Ontario child and youth,” said Ministry of Youth spokesperson Sarah McBeth.
“And we are proud to have a number of programs and initiatives that support this goal.”
McBeth said the government is working with the provincial and federal governments to develop plans to address the growing number of young people in need of child and family services.
“It is our goal to support all children in Ontario who need family support in their care, including the most vulnerable children, youth and families with developmental delays, and those in need,” McBath said.