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Election 2021

Vote quality affordable child care for all

Child Care Now’s Election Toolkit

What is in this kit

  • How to advocate for child care in the 2021 election

  • What we want from the political parties and candidates

  • Quick background facts

  • How and where to campaign for child care

  • Ask your Candidate to Sign the Candidate Pledge, and Share the Result

  • What to say when you campaign for child care

  • Key Messages

Election Toolkit PDF

Here is a printer-friendly version of our  handy 2021 Election Toolkit.

Candidate Pledge Download

Ask your local candidate to sign the Child Care Pledge and read more on how to use the pledge on social media.

Window / Lawn Signs

Click to find a selection of window/lawn signs and how to use them for maximum effect!

Sign the petition

The 2021 federal election results could either accelerate the federal government’s progress in building a universal Canada-wide system of early learning and child care or bring it to a screeching halt. Child care advocates are seeking the following specific child care policy commitments from each of the main federal political parties.

Petition for child care

Voter Pledge

Find out how to take the Voter Pledge and share on social media, or in your community.

2021 Federal Election:

Where the parties stand on early learning and child care

Four of the five main federal parties are fielding candidates across Canada in the election now underway. We have studied their platforms and analysed their announcements. So far, this is where they stand on early learning and child care.

Election 2021 commitments: what child care advocates want from political parties and candidates

The 2021 federal election could either accelerate the federal government’s progress in building a universal Canada-wide system of early learning and child care or bring it to a screeching halt. Child care advocates are seeking the following specific child care policy commitments from each of the main political parties and from candidates.