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Ontario Chalks the Walk and How to Get Involved!

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) and the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO) launched a Roadmap to Universal Child Care in Ontario which proposes twenty policy interventions to build a comprehensive and publicly funded...

Provincial Action

Alberta advocates have published an Op Ed on why a provincial child care agreement with the federal government is critical to the survival of the child care sector and to economic recovery from COVID19. Child Care Now Saskatchewan published an open letter to...

Child Care Now Applauds Canada-Nova Scotia Child Care Agreement

Canada’s child care advocates congratulate the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia for reaching a child care funding agreement that puts in place crucial guardrails for building a universal publicly managed and not for profit system of early...

Canada’s Roadmap to Affordable Child Care for ALL

The child care movement has long advocated for a universal publicly funded and managed child care system We have called on the federal government to use its spending power and legislative authority to ensure that all children, regardless of where they live in Canada,...

Child Care Now holds successful AGM

On June 22nd Child Care Now held its Annual General Meeting to elect its Board of Directors and review its report of the organization’s past activities.  Child Care Now is regarded as the leading national advocacy organization in Canada and has been especially busy...

Broad-based Nova Scotia coalition for child care established

The inaugural meeting of Child Care Now - Nova Scotia on June 12, 2021 was a resounding success attracting parents, early childhood educators, social justice activists, union members and others. Morna Ballantyne, Child Care Now’s Executive Director, spoke about the...

Martha Friendly wins award for policy research

Child Care Now congratulates our Board member Martha Friendly who is this year’s winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research awarded by the Broadbent Institute.  Martha is the founder and executive director of the Childcare Resource and...

Child Care Now Presents at Senate

On May 26, 2021, Child Care Now’s Executive Director, Morna Ballantyne, presented to the Senate Committee of Social Affairs, Science, and Technology on the child care provisions of Bill C-30, the Act that will implement the federal budget tabled April 19, 2021....

We are Growing

Three new provincial chapters launch  Child Care Now Alberta is up and running bringing together seasoned advocates with newcomers to child care advocacy. The chapter’s first priority is to convince the Alberta government to put in place an emergency recovery and...

BC Petition calling for a child care agreement

The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia, which is affiliated with Child Care Now, has launched a petition calling on Premier John Horgan to make BC the first province to sign an agreement with the federal government so that the new federal dollars...

Child Care Now Recommits to Calls for Justice and Calls to Action

As an organization that advocates for quality systems of early learning and child care, it is our duty to reflect, consider, and respond to the location of the unmarked mass grave at the former residential schools in Kamloops, and Marieval in Saskatchewan. The...

AGM

Child Care Now’s Annual General Meeting will be at noon EDT Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021. Annual meetings are held to report to members on the activities of our association, review and vote on proposed changes to our by-laws, receive a financial report, elect members to...