BC budget 2018: an historic breakthrough The 2018 provincial BC budget is considered a historical breakthrough that commits more than $1 billion in new provincial and federal child care funding over three years. This level of public investment delivers …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 – The 2018 federal budget has blocked gender equality by failing to increase spending on early learning and child care, says Canada’s national child care advocacy group. “We are astounded that Finance Min …
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On the Issues
A New 10-Year Federal-Provincial-Territorial Framework
Ottawa and the provinces and territories agreed to a 10-year agreement on early learning and childcare — a first in Canada.
But it isn’t ambitious enough, providing only a fraction of the funds child care needs. And making child care universally available isn’t even a long-term goal.
The agreement lets parents and children down. And it ignores everything that child care advocates and experts have told the government.
What Was Said
“The federal government promised a ‘framework ensuring affordable, high-quality, fully inclusive child care to all families who need it.’ This agreement doesn’t come close.”
– Morna Ballantyne, Executive Director, Child Care Now