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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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