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For Immediate Release:
January 27, 2012

Peel Regional Council Task Force to Review Early Learning and Child Care in Peel

BRAMPTON, ON. (Jan. 27, 2012) – Peel Regional Council has decided on pursuing further community consultation on recommendations presented in a report, Proposal to Redirect Current Child Care Funding to Increase Service and Meet the Needs of a Changing Early Learning and Child Care System. As a result, the 12 Regional Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres will continue to operate as usual.

Council decided to form a Council Task Force to engage in further consultations with the public and staff. While the specific Terms of Reference have not been set, Council has expressed it would like to explore all relevant issues, including:

  • leasing Regionally-owned centres to external operators;
  • refocusing the Region’s centres on providing services for children with special needs, low-income families, and after care;
  • identifying cost-saving measures such as fee increases, salary adjustments; and,
  • the possible phased-in closure of centres.

The Council Task Force is to report to Regional Council in September 2012 with its recommendations.

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.



David Szwarc
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4312

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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