ImaginationlibraryKids Can Fly were invited to give input into the upcoming provincial budget through a pre-budget consultations that are taking place throughout Ontario. 

Sharon Brooks, Executive Director of Kids Can Fly spoke to the Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa and the Minister of Community and Social Services,  Ted McMeekin about the economic value of investing in Imagination Library for all preschool children in Ontario! 

According to research and the World Bank, for every dollar that is invested in the early years, the Province would save $17 in social services, health, policing, incarceration, rehabilitation and other costs.  To register a child in the Imagination Library, the cost is $60/per year for the first five years of their life.  Therefore for a $300 investment in every child in Ontario, the Province would save $5100! 

For the Kids Can Fly full submission: 

Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations 2013

 Please make your comments below or contact your local MPP to support this proposal.

 “Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More.”

Dolly Parton