The federal government’s fiscal update includes two clear signs that they recognize the country’s economic recovery depends on a robust, accessible and affordable early learning and child care system: immediate federal funds to alleviate the child care workforce crisis a federal child care secretariat to start putting in place a system of publicly funded and… Continue reading Two things in today’s fiscal update that give us hope
Child care doesn’t cost. It pays. 200,000 new jobs over 10 years in the child care sector Another 100,00 jobs in industries that support and supply the sector $17 to $29 billion per year in additional government revenues These are the direct economic benefits to the economy from implementing a Canada-wide child care system —… Continue reading A Canada-wide Child Care System would pay for itself: study
The Centre for Future Work released a report on November 25, 2020 that identifies and quantifies the economic benefits that will come from putting in place a new Canada-wide universal system of early learning and child care (ELCC). The report, prepared by economist Dr. Jim Stanford, Director of the Centre for Future Work, concludes that… Continue reading The Role of Early Learning and Child Care in Rebuilding Canada’s Economy after COVID-19
Childcare advocates celebrate the Trudeau government’s pledge to build a system of high-quality early learning and childcare as a central pillar to economic recovery
Did anyone celebrate Labour Day ’normally’ this year? Virtual marches and distanced outdoor gatherings replaced the traditional parades and picnics to fight #COVID-19.
Seventy-nine leaders and experts in social, economic, childhood development and labour policy are imploring the federal government to fund and expand child care as a principal piece of Canada’s social infrastructure.
August 12, 2020 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland: We congratulate you for arriving at a Safe Restart agreement with Canada’s provincial/ territorial First Ministers to help “make our country more resilient.” The earmarked spending on child care is an important indication of the federal government’s understanding that economic recovery depends… Continue reading Open letter to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada: There is no time like the present to build a pan-Canadian system of child care
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a special Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan with child care front and centre.
Child Care Now Executive Director Morna Ballantyne shared the organization’s COVID-19 learnings with FEWO on July 7. Ballantyne’s presentation focused on how the epidemic has put the child care and early learning sector in great peril and made clear for everyone just how important it is to the economy. “COVID-19 exposed all the problems with… Continue reading Child Care Now presents to parliamentary committee on the status of women on the lessons of COVID-19
Morna Ballantyne, Executive Director, Child Care Now, presents to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO)