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Low wages for Nova Scotia ECEs impact retention, quality of care

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Nova Scotia office (CCPA-NS) has released Unappreciated and Underpaid: Early Childhood Educators in Nova Scotia. In the report, authors Christine Saulnier and Lesley Frank provide a snapshot of what it is like for Early...

Child Care Advocates from Across Canada Meet in Ottawa

On November 19, Child Care Now, the Canadian Child Care Federation and the Childcare Resource and Research Unit brought key representatives of the child care sector from across Canada together in Ottawa. The more than 40 representatives, made up of provincial and...

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...