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Consultation Document supporting the Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014


CLOSING DATE: December 1 2017 


The purpose of this document is to seek feedback on proposed regulatory amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA). The following one is of interest to public health: 

Medical Officer of Health Recommendations

The ministry is proposing to remove the requirement for child care centres to carry out “recommendations” of the Medical Officer of Health, which are general in nature and not practical for the ministry to enforce, and only abide by “instructions” of the Medical Officer of Health. This requirement is also duplicative, as oversight of general health

practices is already being conducted by local public health authorities.



Current Requirement

Proposed Change

Subsection 32(1) of O. Reg. 137/15 requires licensees to ensure that any recommendation or instruction of a medical officer of health with respect to any matter that may affect the health or well-being of a child receiving child care at a child care centre the licensee operates is carried out by the staff of the child care centre.

Amend subsection 32(1) to remove the word ‘recommendations’ and only require licensees to abide by the instructions of a Medical Officer of Health.


Timeline: These proposed changes would come into effect on a date to be determined. It proposed regulatory amendment would take effect on July 1, 2018.


Consultation on the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

Closing Date: January 18 2017

The Government of Canada has committed to legalizing, strictly regulating, and restricting access to cannabis.  In April 2017, the government introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act. Subject to the approval of Parliament, the Government of Canada intends to bring the proposed Cannabis Act into force no later than July 2018.

Feedback on Health Canada's proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis is now being sought via online consutlation.

Expert Panel on Public Health Report

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

In July 2017, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care released the Expert Panel on Public Health Report: “Public Health within an Integrated Health System.”





It is reviewing the recommendations provided by the expert panel, and exploring options for further engagement. Stakeholder consultations have been ongoing, but an email account to collect feedback has been established and will be active until October 31 2017.


Community Hubs

Deadline: N/A

In March 2015, the Premier of Ontario appointed Karen Pitre as Special Advisor on Community Hubs and members to the Premier’s Community Hub Framework Advisory Group.


The Special Advisor and the Advisory Group reviewed provincial policies and has developed a framework for adapting existing public assets to become community hubs. More information can be found on the new community hubs website:


If you have an interest in providing input and feedback to help guide the Special Advisor and Advisory Group’s work, please:


1.    Provide a written submission by e-mail to; and/or

2.    Answer questions using the online consultation form on the new website, located at The form includes space for any additional feedback.



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