I love our daycare.
I can’t tell you enough how safe I feel leaving my daughter in their capable hands.
But, as I’ve mentioned, we can’t afford them.
We were cut off from full subsidy five months ago, due to our income being too high, and in that time have accumulated $4,000 in debt because of the cost.
According to their assessment guides we can afford the cost of daycare.
Because they judge by gross income.
That money doesn’t go in my account; it goes back to the government.
I attempted to make one last ditch attempt at pleading my case to the subsidy worker who had been assigned to me after the daycare called me at work to “discuss” my bill.
The daycare offered me three options; move my daughter down to part time, pay my bill, or take her to another daycare.
My heart broke into a million pieces and tears welled up in my eyes.
We don’t have anyone to watch her part time, we can’t pay the bill in full, and we love our daycare.
So I made the call to the subsidy office.
Her response to my tearful pleas?
“Oh, is that right. Well, there’s nothing I can do. I know how you feel. And you need to send in the letter from your husband’s employer.”
Why isn’t anyone listening?
We don’t have the money to pay! We DO qualify for subsidy! Just because my T4 says that I make X amount of dollars does not mean that I don’t have a mortgage, 2 car payments, an oil bill, hydro, phone bill, car and house insurance, tax bill, diapers, food, gas, and life to pay for!
Ontario!! Wake Up!
Your residents are struggling and drowning while you ignore us.