April 28, 2015 report by Kids First President, Helen Ward, published by the Institute for Marriage and Family Canada: “Is there really a daycare shortage? – A Toronto case study shows vacancies despite waiting lists and subsidies“
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Ward’s report uses unpublicized data from Toronto Open Data, Statistics Canada, and daycare proponents’ studies. It exposes low demand and excess supply of daycare centre spaces shown by high vacancies and low enrollment despite massive preferential funding. Higher income families use centres more and benefit more from preferential funding to centre spaces.
April 28, 2015 National Post article on the report: “Busting Canada’s daycare myths“