Whereas the Ontario government has failed to provide the funding or the plan needed to ensure kids can return to schools and child care centres in a safe and supportive way.
Therefore, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to implement an immediate action plan that includes:
- Paid sick leave and parental leave in any modified return
- Immediate funding to stabilize the child care sector to prevent fee increases and layoffs
- Increased funding for teacher hiring, bussing, school repairs and cleaning
- Expanded funding for childcare and schools for more, smaller classes
- Real collaboration with frontline education workers, students, parents and school boards through a COVID-19 recovery school advisory group