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CCPA releases its 2019 Alternative Federal Budget

Every child in Canada would be able to access high quality ELCC services within 10 years The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released its Alternative Federal Budget 2019, No Time to Lose. Included is a revised approach to Canada’s early learning and child care...

Supporting Early Childhood Educators & Care Providers

BC’s provincial government has released an Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy.  In it, the government recognizes that early childhood educators (ECEs) and other child care professionals, “have the specific knowledge, skills and abilities needed...

Fighting for a Living (Wage)

The fight for quality, accessible, affordable child care is nationwide and there are many faces behind the movement. This blog series, “Why I’m Fighting for Child Care” is an opportunity to hear from those varied individuals and the reasons they continue working...

Federal Government’s Child Care Innovation Fund launched

$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 Government of...

CCPA Report: 776,000 children live in child care deserts in Canada

According to a study, Child Care Deserts by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, an estimated 776,000 non-school-aged children (44%) live in child care deserts in Canada. Defined as postal code areas with three or more children per licensed space, a “child...

G7 Commitments to Gender Equality and Child Care

The 2018 G7 Summit held in Charlevoix, Quebec in June made important commitments towards gender equality including several promises relating to to child care and parental leave: Further support families by promoting high quality childcare that is accessible and...

The Gender Equality Advisory Council Releases its Recommendations

On April 26, 2018, Child Care Now attended an event with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his appointed Gender Equality Advisory Council organized in advance of the 2018 G7 meetings. Trudeau established the Council, co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Canadian Ambassador...

Ontario child care advocates press ahead

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, elected in the June provincial election, was the only major political party not to promise more licensed child care, or take steps to address high parent fees. Instead, the new Premier Doug Ford said a PC government would...

Help Solve the Child Care Crisis: Become a Member Today

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 can do better....

Major report on Early Childhood Education in Canada released

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 consistent and...