Key national organizations, including Child Care Now, Oxfam Canada, Campaign 2000, the Child Care Resource and Research Unit, have released a federal plan to bring affordable child care to all who want it. “The Affordable Child Care for all Plan is the
The team behind BC’s popular $10aDay Child Care Plan, an initiative of the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and Early Childhood Educators of BC, has announced a 2019 update to the plan for a public system of integrated early care and learning,
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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