You can help solve Canada’s child care crisis. Child care rates in most areas of Canada are climbing faster than the rate of inflation. Many parents are spending a huge portion of their income towards child care – if they can find a spot at all. Canada …
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) released its report, Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada 2016. The 11th edition since 1992, the report provides key data on child care, kindergarten and parental leave across Canada. The consis …
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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