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Canada’s Status of Women Ministers respond to Child Care Now

Child Care is on their radar Child Care Now sent a letter (example) to the federal/provincial/ territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women in advance of their annual meeting in November 2017. The letter asked the ministers to work with child care...

Help shape the federal government’s 2018 Budget

Let’s make it clear: Canada can’t have gender equality or economic growth without child care  The Government of Canada is asking for your input as it drafts the 2018 federal budget. You can call for spending on high quality, affordable, accessible child care by...

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Releases new Child Care Study

“Child care fees in most of Canada are too expensive for low- and middle-income families alike” The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 2017 report Time Out: Child Care Fees in Canada 2017, confirms that child care parent fees are rising – up to 10 times the rate...

CCAAC Responds to new EI Maternity and Parental Benefits

New EI parental benefits reinforce existing inequities and won’t make up for the lack of affordable infant child care On November 9, 2017, federal Minister for Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos announced that the changes to maternity and...

CCAAC presents at FINA pre-budget consultation meeting in Toronto

Public spending on child care will benefit the economy and help give women economic security  On October 20, 2017, Morna Ballantyne, Executive Director of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada presented to the House of Commons Finance Committee during its...

Toronto Parents Petition for National Child Care

The national success of this petition is a further signal to the government that child care is an issue that cannot be ignored Amanda Munday is the marketing manager at HiMama, an app designed for early childhood professionals to communicate with parents, but this...

Take One Minute to Tell your Story

Help get more money in the federal budget for child care Frustrated by the high cost of child care? Tired of limited options? Worried about the state of child care in our country? You’re not alone. The Standing Committee on Finance is visiting communities for open...

Federal government announces child care agreements with PEI and NB

PEI and New Brunswick have signed bilateral agreements with the federal government to expand and improve early learning and child care services. The bilateral agreements give New Brunswick $30 million, while PEI receives $10.5 million for a total of $40.5...

CCAAC makes the case for increased federal spending on child care

2018 Federal Budget Submission The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC) has made a submission to the Standing Committee on Finance, which has started its pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2018 federal budget. The Committee requested organizations...

National Child Care Advocacy Summit, July 2017

Advocates identify opportunities to advance child care in Canada On July 18, child care advocates from across the country gathered in Ottawa, Ontario to address the current political challenges obstructing families from accessing affordable, high quality, inclusive,...