Three new provincial chapters launch
Child Care Now Alberta is up and running bringing together seasoned advocates with newcomers to child care advocacy. The chapter’s first priority is to convince the Alberta government to put in place an emergency recovery and support plan to help the child care sector through the pandemic. Many programs have been forced to close to protect the health and safety of children, staff and their families. Also, some programs have closed because of staff shortages. The loss in parental fee revenue means some programs may never reopen.
Child Care Now Saskatchewan was created by a group of parents, social justice activists and early childhood educators soon after the federal government tabled its 2021 budget, which includes $30 billion to building a Canada-wide system of early learning and child care. The group wants to make sure the Saskatchewan government enters into a child care agreement with the federal government to properly address the needs of Saskatchewan families and early childhood educators. As one of its first actions, Child Care Now Saskatchewan is asking residents to sign an open letter to the provincial government. Find out more here: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Nova Scotia child care advocates, parents and ECEs, mark your calendars for Saturday June 12th at 12:30 ADT, and register here to take part in the founding on-line meeting of the Child Care Now Nova Scotia Chapter. This is a chance to shape the advocacy work of the chapter, and also to hear from Morna Ballantyne, Child Care Now Executive Director, and Susan Gregson, spokesperson for BC’s $10aDay campaign. Also follow the new chapter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.