40. A home childcare coordinating office is a childcare centre permit holder accredited by the Minister to coordinate, in a specifically defined territory, the educational childcare services to be provided by the home childcare providers it has recognized, and to monitor the application of the standards established by regulation for such childcare providers.
A coordinating office may also be a non-profit legal person that has as its main purpose to act as a coordinating office and is formed by childcare centre permit holders having an establishment in the specifically defined territory. The board of directors of the legal person must be in compliance with the requirements of subparagraphs 3 and 5 of the first paragraph and the second, third and fourth paragraphs of section 7 and the requirements of section 9, with the necessary modifications. The board must be composed of at least nine members a majority of whom are parents whose children are provided home childcare coordinated by the office. Board members must also include a home childcare provider whose operation is coordinated by the office, and representatives of childcare centres that are members of the legal person.
However, if no organization meets the criteria set out in section 43 or agrees to be accredited as a coordinating office, the Minister may accredit a non-profit legal person having an establishment in the territory.
The Minister may accredit a coordinating office following an application or after solicitation.