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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 recent discovery of the unmarked mass grave at a former Kamloops, BC residential school. The 215 Indigenous children, some...

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...

Up for Debate 2021

Child Care Now has endorsed Up4Debate 2021, a Canada-wide initiative to make sure that intersectional gender equity and human rights are addressed in the next federal election. Child Care Now’s Executive Director, Morna Ballantyne, was a panelist at the campaign...

BC’s Roadmap to $10aDay 

The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and Early Childhood Educators of BC have released a Roadmap for implementing the publicly funded and publicly managed universal $10 a day child care system that BC’s NDP government has promised in the last two provincial...

History Proves that Advocacy Works

Budget 2021’s $34 billion commitment to early learning and child care, alongside Chrystia Freeland’s promise that, “this time, we’re going to do it”, is the result of decades of hard work by the broad child care movement, according to feminist historian, Lisa Pasolli....

Child Care Consultations Across Quebec

All of Canada is now paying attention to Quebec’s child care model, for inspiration and lessons, and in Quebec a thorough provincial government consultation and review is underway to identify what further improvements are needed. “Despite undeniable progress in terms...

What’s next for child care following the federal budget?

What’s next for child care following the federal budget?

Come on out and hear from Child Care Now, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, and the Canadian Child Care Federation for a webinar highlighting the next steps that the Federal Budget 2021 has for early learning and child care. Register A multi-organization...

Federal budget plan for child care is the turning point

Federal budget plan for child care is the turning point

By committing to building a Canada-wide system of early learning and child care with a federal investment of $30 billion over five years, the federal government is making history with its 2021 budget. The plan would use that investment to reduce parent fees to $10 a...

Garderie Tunney’s Daycare is reopening

Garderie Tunney’s Daycare is reopening

The centre shut down last fall after its landlord, the federal government, decided to start charging commercial rent. But a persistent campaign by parents, child care advocates and elected officials got the centre the permanent rent relief it needed to reopen.

Two things in today’s fiscal update that give us hope

The federal government's fiscal update includes two clear signs that they recognize the country's economic recovery depends on a robust, accessible and affordable early learning and child care system: immediate federal funds to alleviate the child care workforce...