Amended regulation under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
O. Reg 137/15
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
Summary of Decision:
The government recently amended O. Reg. 137/15 (General) under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) to ensure that camps would be authorized to operate for school age children during a labour disruption that impacts instruction for students in publicly funded schools, without the camps having to obtain a licence under the CCEYA.
These amendments also ensure that these camps can continue to operate their regular camping program (e.g., camps during summer and winter break) even if operation during a strike or lock-out would cause them to exceed 13 weeks during the calendar year.
This regulatory amendment took effect on the day it was filed.
As per subsection 84 (6) of the CCEYA, the Minister of Education made a decision that the public consultation requirements set out in that section should not apply to this regulation.
The reason for this decision was that the regulation is intended to address the child care impacts of a strike by school board employees or lock-out of school board employees. Given that, on the day the regulation was made, there was the potential of an imminent strike or lock-out, the urgency of the situation required the public consultation requirements to be rendered inapplicable.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No known costs to business.
Summary of Proposal:
Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch
Ministry of Education
315 Front Street West, 11th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 0B8
January 16, 2020