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…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Child Care Now’s Pledge

As Canadians recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, Child Care Now is reflecting on what we have done and must do as an organization to advocate for and advance true reconciliation. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reported the stories of mass burials and unmarked…

Register today for Election 2021 virtual event – Child care at the crossroads (again)

Register today for Election 2021 virtual event – Child care at the crossroads (again)

On September 14, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST, Child Care Now will host a virtual bilingual event to examine what is at stake for early learning and child care in the federal election. Please register today and invite others. Moderator, Anjum Sultana (National Director, YWCA National Director of Public Policy and Strategic…

Election 2021 commitments: what child care advocates want from political parties and candidates

The 2021 federal election could either accelerate the federal government’s progress in building a universal Canada-wide system of early learning and child care or bring it to a screeching halt. Child care advocates are seeking the following specific child care policy commitments from each of the main political parties and from candidates.    Build a…

Election Toolkit

What’s in this kit How to advocate for child care in the 2021 election What we want from the political parties and candidates Quick background facts How and where to campaign for child care Ask your candidate to sign the candidate pledge, and share the result What to say when you campaign for child care…

Lawn/window signs

Lawn/window signs

Select the sign you want (we have even given you the option to print in black and white and colour-in the bubbles). When you print it, choose whatever size you want (here’s how) to post on your mailbox, or put in your window. You can even make a weather-proof lawns sign by wrapping it in…

Candidate Pledges

Ask your local candidates to take our child care pledge Scenario 1: If the candidate agrees to the Candidate Pledge, post a photo of the pledge (on the left with checkmarks) to social media adding a message with the candidate’s name, riding, political party and any other important information. Make sure you tag the candidate,…

Election 2021: Party platforms

Four federal parties are fielding candidates across Canada. We have studied their platforms and analysed their announcements. So far, this is where they stand on early learning and child care. Liberals In its 2021 federal budget, the Liberal federal government allocated $34 billion for early learning and child care, including Indigenous early learning and child…

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