Locating Daycare, misery for parents but economists say market is not at fault. Liberalized forces have empowered Canadians to order meal or cars at a click of a button and request million dollars for an urban bungalow. However, the dilemma of the parents remains of not having found a daycare for their children.
The Canadian daycare market has surfeit of requests that converts into worry driven wait-lists. This commences from the time the couples learn that they are expecting and their fees soaring high likened to mortgage payments. Anjali Lowe, a civil servant in Ottawa said that it’s more difficult than looking for the house and apartment. It’s crazy.
Lowe was worried after a gap of nine months when she had no word from the dozens of daycares she had applied to through the city’s centralized wait-list system. The time was passing by swiftly as regards to her maternity leave getting over; Lowe expanded her search and eventually settled down with home-based daycare but even that did not materialize when she asked for police verification.
She also contemplated a private daycare even though it would burn a hole in her pocket by paying them $2,500 a month and additionally increased her commuting time by 45 minutes. She eventually succeeded in locating a space across the provincial border in Gatineau, Que., which worked as long as she made a temporary office change. Finally you end up locating something for which there is no option as you have to resume your office.
Simon Morgan was born and raised in Ottawa. Simon has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for The Ottawa Sun, the Vancouver Sun and the Star. As a journalist for Island Daily Tribune, Simon mostly covers community events and human interest stories.