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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...

Ontario child care advocates press ahead

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, elected in the June provincial election, was the only major political party not to promise more licensed child care, or take steps to address high parent fees. Instead, the new Premier Doug Ford said a PC government would...

Help Solve the Child Care Crisis: Become a Member Today

You can help solve Canada’s child care crisis. Child care rates in most areas of Canada are climbing faster than the rate of inflation. Many parents are spending a huge portion of their income towards child care – if they can find a spot at all. Canada can do better....

Major report on Early Childhood Education in Canada released

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) released its report, Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada 2016.  The 11th edition since 1992, the report provides key data on child care, kindergarten and parental leave across Canada.  The consistent and...

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...