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.

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.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.