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

Risky Business: “Profitizing Child Care” concerning the growth of privatization and profitization in a key care economy sector

May 9, 2024

Tune in on Friday, May 17, 2024   from 12 noon (EDT) to 1:30 pm to hear Care Economy’s Zoom discussion on the Dangers of Child Care Profitization.  The Care Economy is an organization that urges Canadian governments to place the care economy at the core of policy and budgets, in ways that promote equity,...

Introducing Child Care Now’s new project and report investigating child care expansion in Canada

April 30, 2024

A new report by Child Care Now provides a baseline for monitoring the expansion of licensed early learning and child care spaces across Canada since the implementation of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) Agreements.  Drawing primarily on data collected through the Childcare Resource and Research Unit’s Early Childhood Education and Care in...

New Child Care Now report and project explore child care workforce policies 

April 23, 2024

A recent report by Child Care Now reveals a lack of cohesive workforce policies and funding programs at the provincial/territorial level.  While governments across Canada have introduced scattered initiatives such as new bursary programs, expanded professional learning and wage increases, challenges persist. Many provinces and territories maintain low wages for ECE, with minimal attention given...

Educators Matter

Workforce Policy for Quality Early Learning and Child Care

Growth by Design

Expanding Early Learning and Child Care in Canada