Reacting to the announcement that the 2018 federal budget will be tabled February 27, Canada’s national child care advocacy organization says that if the budget does not include a significant boost in financial support for child care, it will fail to m …
Child Care is on their radar Child Care Now sent a letter (example) to the federal/provincial/ territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women in advance of their annual meeting in November 2017. The letter asked the ministers to work with ch …
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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