Childcare calculator

Childcare calculator

The federal government is negotiating child care agreements with the provinces and territories that will require that parent fees for regulated child care be lowered by an average of 50 per cent by 2022 and to an average of $10 a day by 2025-26. But exactly how much will parents save because of these drops…

Nova Scotia Liberal response

Do you plan to implement the bilateral funding agreement for child care in Nova Scotia?  If so, how would you like to see it implemented?  Yes, we are proud to be one of the first jurisdictions in Canada to achieve a deal with the federal government that will see $10 a day childcare implemented by…

Nova Scotia NDP response

Do you plan to implement the bilateral funding agreement for child care in Nova Scotia?  If so, how would you like to see it implemented?  Investing in child care is one of the NDP’s core commitments to Nova Scotians, and one of the most important actions we can take to secure the present and future…

Questions for candidates and party leaders in Nova Scotia

On July 13th, the Nova Scotian government signed a bilateral funding agreement with the federal government concerning child care and early learning in the province. Child Care Now Nova Scotia wishes to see the agreement do the following:  Expand full-day, full year, quality, universal, not-for-profit child care with a goal to ensure that there are…

Government of Canada child care agreement will bring $10 a day child care to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2023

The Government of Canada’s child care funding agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador will bring down parent fees to $15 a day next year and to $10 a day in 2023 making regulated child care programs the most affordable in the country after Quebec, said Canada’s national child care advocacy organization. “A fast reduction in parent…

Child care advocates applaud PEI child care agreement–the first reached with a provincial Conservative government

The Government of Canada’s plan to build a Canada-wide system of early learning and child care is working, said Canada’s child care advocacy association after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and PEI Premier Dennis King announced they had reached an agreement to expand regulated child care, bring down parent fees to $10 a day by 2024,…

Ontario Chalks the Walk and How to Get Involved!

Ontario Chalks the Walk and How to Get Involved!

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) and the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO) launched a Roadmap to Universal Child Care in Ontario which proposes twenty policy interventions to build a comprehensive and publicly funded system.  Carolyn Ferns of the OCBCC says it is urgent that Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford be…

Provincial Action

Alberta advocates have published an Op Ed on why a provincial child care agreement with the federal government is critical to the survival of the child care sector and to economic recovery from COVID19. Child Care Now Saskatchewan published an open letter to Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe urging him to negotiate an agreement with the federal government….

Kim’s Story

When I was six weeks pregnant with my first child, my husband and I put our names on the Waterloo Region OneList— a centralized system of all licensed child care spaces in the region. My daughter did not receive a space until she was 18 months old. Due to the lack of adequate licensed child…

Child Care Now N.S. reacts to the monumentally significant agreement

Child Care Now Nova Scotia recognizes that the funding agreement between the federal government and Nova Scotia government is monumentally significant. Child Care Now Nova Scotia’s thoughts can be summed up as: “They heard us! Now let’s build that universal child care system together.” Christine Saulnier, member of the steering committee of Child Care Now…

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