Labour Shortage Leads to Cancellation of 5% of Fall Recreational Programs in Toronto

About 2800 registrants have been impacted by the changes who enrolled in programs like swimming, arts, fitness, skating, and sports.

5% of the fall recreational programs in the city of Toronto will be canceled concerning the ongoing nationwide labor shortage for such positions.

In a news release issued on Monday, the city said, “About 540 courses out of a total 10,000 offered for the fall session will be canceled due to instructor unavailability.”

About 2800 registrants have been impacted by the changes who enrolled in programs like swimming, arts, fitness, skating, and sports.

As per the city, the affected will be receiving full refunds and will also be offered alternative programs wherever spaces are available.

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It must be noted that Toronto isn’t the only city that is experiencing shortages of lifeguard staff.

Several other cities like the city of Ottawa and Hamilton are facing the same issue due to the training programs being paused during the pandemic.

Several parents are frustrated their children won’t be able to participate in the city-run swim lessons in the upcoming fall.

 

 

Prabhnoor Kaur

 

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