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Advocates launch federal “Affordable Child Care for All” plan

On May 14, 2019, Child Care Now and a coalition of allies launched the Affordable Child Care for All Plan, a proposed federal strategy to achieve accessible, affordable, quality child care across Canada. The launch also featured the release of a new Oxfam report: Who...

Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories: what do they say and how to they stack up?

On June 12, 2017, the Canadian government announced the signing of a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework agreement with Canada’s provincial and territorial governments. This agreement set the stage for the negotiation of three-year bilateral...

Saskatchewan’s Failing Report Card on Child Care

Researchers have concluded that Saskatchewan’s ranking as the lowest of all Canadian provinces for overall quality and access to regulated child care is the result of multiple factors, including an overall lack of funding, outdated assistance guidelines and, most...

2019 Federal Budget Excludes Child Care

Child care has been left out of the federal government’s budget plan even though it acknowledges that the high cost of child care is a putting employment, home-ownership, training and education out of the reach of many parents, especially mothers. “We want to see an...