Don’t Leave Families Behind

Sign the open letter calling on the federal, provincial, and territorial governments to address the crisis in child care by:

  • Providing equitable wages to early childhood educators and other staff
  • Funding the capital costs required to end the gaps in child care spaces
  • Making access to quality child care universal and equitable

Child Care Now

Canada’s national child care advocacy coalition

Latest news

Media Release: Child care advocates say Budget 2024 takes a pivotal step towards making $10aDay available to all

April 16, 2024

Canada’s child care advocates say the federal budget tabled today will make $10 a day child care much more available across Canada. “The federal government’s new $1 billion federal child care expansion loan program, and $60 million in grants will give public and not-for-profit licensed child care operators much-needed direct financial support to build new...

Media Release: Child care advocates applaud federal budget action to expand child care availability

March 28, 2024

The announcement today of a new $1 billion federal child care expansion loan program, and $60 million in grants, to support the construction of new low-fee public and not-for-profit licensed child care spaces is very welcome news, said Child Care Now, Canada’s national child care advocacy association. “The new fund is a very effective, direct...

Alberta moves closer to $10/day licensed child care

March 18, 2024

Alberta has reached an average fee of $15-a-day for licensed child care as of January 1, 2024, says Employment and Social Development Canada. The reduction in fees means that some Alberta families could now save up to $13,700 annually per child in regulated child care compared to what they paid prior to the introduction of...

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Workforce Policy for Quality Early Learning and Child Care

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Barriers and opportunities to expanding Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care