General Info Regarding Child Care Centre Closures

Based on advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Government of Ontario has declared an emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. 

As a result of this, all licensed child care centres are required to close immediately until March 31st. After this date, the Government of Ontario will reassess and consider an extension if needed. 

Programs based in schools are closed until April 5th to coincide with the school closure date and the recommendations made by Peel Public Health.

The closure does not apply to licensed home child care. Key Messages for Concerned Parents Regarding Child Care Fees 

The decision to charge families child care fees during the mandated closure is up to individual licensed child care providers. The Region of Peel, in its service system manager role, does not have any authority to determine fees nor fee policies. 

All licensed child care providers are required to have a Parent Handbook that is shared with families. The Parent Handbook must include policies regarding fees for service and what occurs in the event of a closure.

Families are encouraged to speak to their child care provider regarding fees charged during the closure period. • The Region understands that this is a difficult time for families and will do what it can to support those impacted by the closure. Key Messages for Concerned Child Care Providers 

The Region is currently exploring what supports it can provide as a result of the impacts the closure will have on providers and families in Peel. • The Region will be evaluating what supports will be made by the Government of Ontario and Federal Government in order to assess its funding decisions and will share new information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, providers are encouraged to contact their insurance provider to understand if they have coverage for either Business Interruption Insurance and/or Business Continuity under their policy to compensate for income lost during the closure period. 

The Region will continue to monitor the situation and assess the operational impacts to the system and keep providers posted as more information becomes available.  



Put your yard waste out at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day, but not before 7 p.m. the night before.

Yard waste may be picked up anytime between 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. on your regular collection day.These are the most common reasons why yard waste is left at the curb:

  • The yard waste truck hasn't been to your area yet. Since yard waste is picked up by a different vehicle, it might be collected before or after your garbage and recyclables.
  • The yard waste is in plastic bags. If you bag your yard waste, please use only Kraft brown paper open-top yard waste bags.
  • It's the wrong collection week. Check WhenDoesItGo before setting out your yard waste. Be sure you have the right yard waste collection day for your neighbourhood.
  • The limbs and branches are too long or too wide. Single limbs and branches must be shorter than 1.2 m (4 ft) and less than 10 cm (4 in) wide. Take larger branches to a Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or consider hiring a professional to safely cut and/or dispose of the branches.
  • The brush is loose and not tied in bundles. Loose brush must be tied with string or twine into bundles to be collected at the curb. Bundles must be shorter than 1.2 m (4 ft) and narrower than 76 cm (30 in) in diameter.
  • The bag/bin/container is too heavy. Bags or bins filled with yard waste cannot weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs) each.
  • There are unacceptable items in the bin or bag. Only certain items are acceptable for yard waste pickup. Check How to Sort Your Waste for complete details on what is - and isn't - yard waste.

If you've prepared your yard waste properly and your yard waste is still on the curb past 9 p.m. on your regular collection day, report a missed collection. 


These items are a sample of acceptable yard waste:

  • Tree trimmings, branches
  • Brush, hedge trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Hay bales
  • Corn stalks
  • Halloween pumpkins (candle removed)
  • Household and garden plants (soil removed).

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Click on the link below to find out how to sort your waste and to view your collection calendar.