Daycare subsidies at stake as Sudbury deals with funding cuts
Greater Sudbury is looking at being pickier when it comes to handing out daycare subsidies.
City councillors will discuss a plan Monday night to prioritize Sudbury families for daycare funding, with preference going to kids with special needs and those whose parents are on social assistance.
The move would make up $200,000 of the $1 million cut in provincial daycare funding that is set to take effect next year.
City staff reports about 1,800 families in Sudbury received daycare subsidies this year. About half of those recipients work full-time, but make less than $20,000.