The City of Toronto believes that every child belongs and we are committed to an inclusive child care system that promotes positive and healthy environments for all children.

Inclusive child care for a family of a child with special needs means:

  • each family has access to the early learning and care program of their choice, the same as all other families, and
  • each child is welcomed and treated in the same thoughtful and respectful way as all other children.


Our Every Child Belongs team is made up of professionals from the City and community agencies. Together we provide services to licensed child care programs in Toronto. Each child care program has the support of a Special Needs Resource professional who provides consultation and access to supports.

Submit a Request Online

To submit a request, login to your online services account and select the Every Child Belongs – Service Request tab. If you need help contact your Special Needs Resource staff.

Contacting Your Special Needs Resource Staff

The name and phone number of the Special Needs Resource staff for your child care centre is listed at the bottom of your centre’s registry page which can be found on our A to Z child care centre listing.

City Wide Training (CWT) is a professional learning network of community agencies that provide training opportunities for early childhood professionals to support the inclusion of all children.