Canada’s Roadmap to Affordable Child Care for all

Affordable high quality child care for ALL will enhance children’s well-being, increase women’s labour force participation, promote gender equality, and grow the economy.

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

Newfoundland and Labrador Introduce Medical Benefits Program for Early Childhood Educators

June 13, 2024

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has announced a new medical benefits program for early childhood educators working in regulated child care services participating in the Operating Grant Program. The new medical benefits program will launch in fall 2024 and will be managed by the Association of Early Childhood Educators Newfoundland and Labrador (AECENL). The benefits...

Ontario to release new child care funding formula, implementation scheduled for 2025

May 27, 2024

In a bid to address mounting concerns from child care operators, Ontario has unveiled a timeline for a revamped funding formula under the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) program. The move comes after multiple delays by the government and persistent warnings from operators about the program's sustainability without adequate funding approaches. The government's...

BC launches pilot project to school-based before- and after-school care

May 27, 2024

The British Columbia government has announced a pilot project aimed at providing fully integrated before- and after-school care directly on school premises. Scheduled for launch in September 2024, this initiative will utilize existing school infrastructure, resources, and staff to provide uninterrupted care for children throughout the school day, eliminating the need for additional pickups and...

Educators Matter

Workforce Policy for Quality Early Learning and Child Care

Growth by Design

Expanding Early Learning and Child Care in Canada