This spring, the BC government began to implement its long-term plan to bring universal child care to British Columbia. The first step of the plan involves the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative. The initiative allows child care providers to receive …
$10 million available for project funding Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos has issued a call for project proposals to find new and innovative ways to improve early learning and child care service delivery. The Gove …
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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