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Child Care Now’s Pledge on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today, on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Child Care Now reaffirms our support for the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework Agreement and recommits to work to work with others in answering the Calls for Justice, issued by the National Inquiry...

Ottawa park named after Early Childhood Educator, Cindy Mitchell

Ottawa City Council has approved the renaming of Sir Wilfred Laurier Park to Cindy Mitchell Park on April 13, 2022. This renaming is in recognition of Cindy Mitchell’s extensive service to the community. Mitchell was an Early Childhood Educator, working at Bettye Hyde...

What federal budget 2022 said about early learning and child care

Federal Budget 2022, tabled on April 7, 2022, says the federal government’s previously announced $30 billion investment in early learning and child care (ELCC) will achieve “‘a marked improvement in labour market participation by women with children.” However, child...

Ontario joins Canada-wide early learning and child care system

The Ontario government signed a child care funding agreement with the Government of Canada on March 28, 2022, days before the March 31st deadline. Ontario will lower parent fees for licensed programs by 25% effective April 1, 2022, and another 50% by the end of the...

Federal child care legislation in the works

Child Care Now is calling on the federal government to engage in a full public consultation process prior to tabling Canada’s first-ever federal child care law.  In February, federal officials circulated a government discussion paper on legislation to a small number...