Child Care Now applauds Nova Scotia government’s pension and benefits announcement 

Child Care Now applauds Nova Scotia government’s pension and benefits announcement 

On December 19, 2023, the Nova Scotia government announced that it will be taking immediate steps to provide defined pension plan coverage for employees who work in licensed early learning and child care programs. Employees will also be entitled to health, life, long term disability and dental benefits through the Health Association of Nova Scotia (HANS) and they will be available to all employees, whether working full or part time.

Child Care Now Nova Scotia commends the government for listening and responding to the demands of child care advocates, and taking this very large initiative to support the child care workforce.

Get ready for November 30th, the Day of Action for ELCC

Get ready for November 30th, the Day of Action for ELCC

Families across Canada are crying out for access to early learning and child care (ELCC). The federal government’s historic child care initiative has brought down parent fees for licensed child care for children under 6, however, there are only enough licensed spaces for a fraction of those who need it. The federal, provincial and territorial…

Ministers responsible for child care urged to make workforce crisis their first priority

The critical shortage of qualified early learning and child care educators across Canada is a major obstacle to fulfilling the Government of Canada’s promise to build a high quality $10 a day child care system that all young children can access, says Child Care Now, Canada’s national child care advocacy association. In an open letter to the federal,…

Ontario child care advocates tell Ford government to show their appreciation of child care workers and educators

Ontario child care advocates tell Ford government to show their appreciation of child care workers and educators

Ontario child care advocates celebrated the province’s 21st annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day on October 21, 2021. As the pandemic continues, those working in child care continue to carry out their essential work despite the risks and deplorable wages in the sector. This year, child care advocates used the day…

Quebec child care centre employees demand decent pay 

Quebec’s government-subsidized not-for-profit child care centres (known as “centres de la petite enfance”, or CPEs) were closed down for four days after Thanksgiving when employees took strike action in support of their demands for fair wages. Their union called on the Quebec government to use some of the federal government’s $6 billion child care funding…

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