Ontario launches online list of day cares after report blows whistle on abuse, neglect
Critics say website provides little real help to parents
Lee Greenberg, The Ottawa CitizenPublished: Friday, August 17, 2007
TORONTO - Parents looking at day care options for their young children can now search online. The Ontario government yesterday launched a website listing all provincially licensed facilities, along with inspection results for each day care.
The provincial website (accessible at www.ontario.ca/licensedchildcare) contains information on each of Ontario's 4,486 licensed child-care centres, including whether it operates with restrictions, a list of any specific terms and conditions and whether it holds a "provisional" licence, indicating the centre is not meeting minimum provincial standards.
Currently, 69 centres hold such provisional licences.