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The Cost-Benefits of Ontario's Early Learning Program

August 30, 2010

Ontario’s full day learning program is projected to cost $1.5-billion at full implementation but what are the economic payoffs of this innovative plan?

Robert Fairholm, a director of the Centre for Spatial Economics, brings his 20 years of experience in economic analysis, modeling and forecasting to quantify the benefits of new public spending on young children revealing some startling findings. By almost any measure full day learning is the most effective economic stimulant the government has undertaken.

The event is sponsored by the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development with support from the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, the Lawson Foundation and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation.