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 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...

Historic Victory for Families: Canada’s first early learning and child care legislation adopted by House of Commons

March 1, 2024

Bill C-35, an Act respecting early learning and child care in Canada, as amended by the Senate of Canada, was adopted unanimously on February 29, 2024 by the House of Commons. This landmark legislation affirms in law the Government of Canada’s commitment to build a primarily not-for-profit and public system of early learning and child...

Topics

Quality

Working towards all early learning and child care programs Canada-wide being high quality environments for children, families, and educators.

Government

Working with the government and other policy stakeholders to implement Canada-jurisdiction early learning and child care agreements.

Gender Equity

Seeking a system of early learning and child care because we know that it directly impacts women’s participation in the paid labour force, and positively correlates to achieving gender equity.

Families and Caregivers

Striving for parent, family, and caregiver needs such as accessibility and affordability of early learning and child care to be met.

Expansion

Moving beyond the current patchwork, market-based child care model to a solid system that serves everyone.

Educators

Advocating for decent work and proper compensation inclusive of pensions and benefits for all Early Childhood Educators and the child care workforce.