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

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...

BC child care advocates respond to provincial budget

February 23, 2024

The British Columbia 2024 budget, unveiled on February 22 2024, does not increase provincial investment to expand $10aDay child care, says the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC. Instead the province is relying on an increase of $250 million in federal child care transfers to sustain progress to date and support only minor growth....

Government of Nova Scotia and Canada agree on three-year child care action plan

February 16, 2024

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have released a new Action Plan to continue implementation of the Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement in the province.  Nova Scotia is the second province/territory to reach agreement with the Government of Canada and publish Action Plans for the 2023-2026 period. Agreements are required...



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


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.


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


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