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Safety and Your Home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Now you have bought that new dream home or new condominium. You may not know your neighbours and the neighbourhood well yet. You need to make sure that for all the time you will live there – you will be safe.

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Improving the Safety and Accessibility of Child Care‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 27, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Ontario Newsroom Ontario Newsroom
News Release

Improving the Safety and Accessibility of Child Care

December 3, 2013

Ontario Proposing Greater Oversight of Unlicensed Child Care Sector

Ontario is taking steps to strengthen oversight of the province’s unlicensed child care sector while increasing access to licensed child care options for families.

The Child Care Modernization Act, to be introduced today, would allow the province to immediately shut down a child care provider when a child’s safety is at risk. If passed, the legislation would also:

  • Give the province the authority to issue administrative penalties of up to $100,000 per infraction by a child care provider.
  • Increase the maximum penalty for illegal offences under the proposed act from $2,000 to $250,000.
  • Increase the number of children a licensed home-based child care provider can care for from five to six.
  • Clarify what programs and activities are exempt from licensing requirements, including care provided by relatives, babysitters, nannies and camps that provide programs for school-age children.
  • Require all private schools that care for more than five children under the age of four to be licensed.
  • Amend the Education Act to ensure school boards offer before- and after-school programs for 6 to12 year olds where there is sufficient demand. Programs could be delivered directly by boards, by third-party child care providers, or by authorized recreation providers.

The proposed legislation builds on steps the province has taken to improve oversight of child care, including the creation of a dedicated enforcement team to investigate complaints against unlicensed providers and the development of an online searchable database of validated complaints.

Ensuring families have access to safe, modern child care is part of the Ontario government’s plan to invest in people and give children the best possible start.

QUICK FACTS

  • Since 2003, access to licensed child care has grown by nearly 100,000 spaces.
  • There are 5,050 licensed child care centres in the province with a total capacity of 294,490 spaces; 143,020 of those spaces are in publicly funded schools.
  • Ontario is providing $346 million in child care funding over four years to help stabilize and modernize the child care system.
  • Since 2003, the province has increased funding for child care by 90 per cent to more than $1 billion in 2013-14.

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QUOTES

“When parents drop their children off for child care, they want to know they’re in a safe nurturing environment, regardless of whether they are in licensed or unlicensed care. They also need to know that the government will be able to intervene when a child’s safety is at risk. That is exactly what this legislation provides. As we continue to identify ways to increase access to child care spaces in the province, Ontario families deserve a strong commitment from the federal government as well.”
— Liz Sandals, Minister of Education

CONTACTS

Gary Wheeler
Communications Branch
416-325-2454
gary.s.wheeler@ontario.ca

Lauren Ramey
Minister’s Office
416-325-2503
lauren.ramey@ontario.ca

Ministry of Education
http://www.ontario.ca/education

 


 

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[TPS] – Media Advisory Toronto Police Service launches “Back to School – Back to Basics, Remember Road Safety” campaign Tuesday, September 3, 2013‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 24, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media Advisory Toronto Police Service launches “Back to School – Back to Basics, Remember Road Safety” campaign Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013 – 3:00 PM
Traffic Services
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[TPS] – Toronto Crime Stoppers reaches milestone with 100,000th tip‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 28, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Toronto Crime Stoppers reaches milestone with 100,000th tip

Thursday, April 11, 2013 – 12:49 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

Toronto Crime Stoppers, a collaboration involving the police, community and the media, which began in Toronto in 1984 as a way to solve and prevent crime, received its 100,000th anonymous tip in March 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Emergency Preparedness Week‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Community Alert Toronto Police Service
Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that encourages all Canadians to take steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.

Your participation can assure that you and your family will be better prepared for emergency situations whether you’re at home or not.

http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/index-eng.aspx

Keep an eye on your valuables‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 4, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Community Alert Toronto Police Service
Keep an eye on your valuables

Recently, there has been a noticeable increase of thefts in a number of retail businesses in the division.

These thefts involve the removal of purses or wallets from purses left in shopping carts while the shopper is distracted looking at items or at the checkout.

Please remember to be aware of your surroundings and those around you at all times.  Know where your valuables are and keep an eye on them.  Do not leave your wallet in plain view in an unfastened purse.

Do not carry large sums of cash or credit cards and identification that are not needed for that shopping trip.

Do not write personal identification numbers (PINS) on debit and credit cards.  If you need a written reminder, do not keep the written PINS for those debit and credit cards t ogether in the same wallet.

Remember, if a purse containing house or car keys is stolen the risk of having your house broken into or your car stolen is made that much greater.

[TPS] – 9-1-1 poster and video campaign winners announced‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

9-1-1 poster and video campaign winners announced

Monday, December 10, 2012 – 6:30 PM
Communications Services
416-808-8899

Over 2,000,000 calls, both 9-1-1 and non-emergency 416-808-2222 calls, were placed to the Communications Call Centre in Toronto in 2011. That is a 7% increase in call volume since 2010. Of the over 2,000,000 calls made, 227,000 were placed to 9-1-1 directly. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Halloween safety tips‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Halloween safety tips

Thursday, October 27, 2011 – 8:00 AM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

The Toronto Police Service would like to take this opportunity to remind parents, caregivers, children and motorists that every effort should be made to keep Halloween a safe and enjoyable occasion. Read the rest of this entry »

Toronto Police Service Launch Public Education Campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on May 23, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Toronto Police Services Launch Campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

Thursday, May 19, 2011 – 12:05 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

Today, the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with their Sexual Assault Advisory Committee, launched a public education campaign and a Guidebook for sexual assault survivors to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Read the rest of this entry »

Crime Prevention Tips

In Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 12, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Crime Prevention around the house and yard

You can’t be on guard 24 hours a day or be expected to stay up nights wondering if a criminal might be lurking around your property. There are things you can do to minimize your risk of becoming a crime victim. Among them: Read the rest of this entry »

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