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For Immediate Release:
January 25, 2012

Peel Regional Council Meeting to Discuss Redirection of Child Care Funding


Council meeting to discuss staff recommendations to close Region of Peel Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres and redirect funding to increase child care subsidies and help service providers manage changing demands.


Councilís decision will determine if the Region of Peel child care centres will close by September 2012 and $13.6 million will be redirected to provide: 975 child care subsidies for families; increased supports for children who have special needs and other service priorities; and increase the amount of available wage subsidy for child care centres.


Regional Council
David Szwarc, CAO
Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services


Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9:30 a.m.


Region of Peel headquarters
10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton
Suite A, Council Chambers, 5th Floor†††††††††††††

Due to media interest and limited capacity for seating and camera equipment in Council Chambers, media are encouraged to confirm their attendance by contacting Jennifer Marvin at 905-791-7800, ext. 4668 or jennifer.marvin@peelregion.ca to obtain a reserved spot in Council Chambers. Regional spokespeople will be available for interview following the Council meeting.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.



Jennifer Marvin
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4668

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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