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Saskatchewan’s Failing Report Card on Child Care

Researchers have concluded that Saskatchewan’s ranking as the lowest of all Canadian provinces for overall quality and access to regulated child care is the result of multiple factors, including an overall lack of funding, outdated assistance guidelines and, most...

2019 Federal Budget Excludes Child Care

Child care has been left out of the federal government’s budget plan even though it acknowledges that the high cost of child care is a putting employment, home-ownership, training and education out of the reach of many parents, especially mothers. “We want to see an...

BC’s $10aDay Child Care Plan: 2019 Update

The team behind BC’s popular $10aDay Child Care Plan, an initiative of the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and Early Childhood Educators of BC, has announced a 2019 update to the  plan for a public system of integrated early care and learning, “As the BC...

New Child Care Centre Coming to l’Université de Saint-Boniface

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, has announced a $2.1 million federal grant for the creation of a childcare centre at the Université de Saint-Boniface. “This announcement is a significant win for the university...

BC Government allocates $366 million for child care

British Columbia’s provincial government is allocating $366 million to expand access to quality, affordable child care and invest in early childhood educators. The funding represents an increase of nearly $200 million for the second year of the its 10-year universal...

Parent Fee Survey Shows Impact of Government Intervention

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released the fifth in a series of reports that rank the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. Development Milestones: Child care fees in Canada’s big cities 2018 shows that child care fee have...

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...