Broad-based Nova Scotia coalition for child care established

The inaugural meeting of Child Care Now – Nova Scotia on June 12, 2021 was a resounding success attracting parents, early childhood educators, social justice activists, union members and others. Morna Ballantyne, Child Care Now’s Executive Director, spoke about the current opportunities for building a universal child care system in Nova Scotia and across Canada….

Nova Scotia child care advocates make recommendations for transformational change in child care

Child Care Now Nova Scotia gave provincial government officials its recommendations for building a provincial system of early learning and child care in a recent consultation of stakeholders just as negotiations between the province and the Government of Canada get underway to decide how the federal government’s new infusion of child care funds will be…

Submission to the Nova Scotia Government by Child Care Now Nova Scotia

June 28th, 2021 Child Care Now Nova Scotia is a coalition that advocates for a universal, comprehensive, publicly funded, high quality, affordable, accessible, accountable, and non-profit Early Learning and Child Care system in Nova Scotia. We know that bilateral agreements are being negotiated with the federal government about the funding announced in the federal budget….

Child Care Now Presents at Senate

On May 26, 2021, Child Care Now’s Executive Director, Morna Ballantyne, presented to the Senate Committee of Social Affairs, Science, and Technology on the child care provisions of Bill C-30, the Act that will implement the federal budget tabled April 19, 2021. Ballantyne’s presentation at the Senate Committee meeting addressed four key elements necessary to…

Erica’s Story

Your Child’s ECE is Probably Buying Crayons: A Case for Child Care It is 2016 and I am a new Early Childhood Educator (ECE) at a for-profit child care centre in urban Ontario; a for-profit child care centre that charges close to $2,000.00 per child, no less. I make $14.00 per hour, have no health…

We are Growing

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…

First Policy Response Panel “Delivering on the commitment: A Canada-wide child care plan”

Ahmed Hussen, the federal minister responsible for early learning and child care, laid out the federal government’s plans, priorities, and preferences for building a Canada-wide system of early learning and child care at the start of an online discussion hosted by First Policy Response held May 20, 2021. Minister Hussen said far too many people…

Child Care Now Recommits to Calls for Justice and Calls to Action

Child Care Now Recommits to Calls for Justice and Calls to Action

As an organization that advocates for quality systems of early learning and child care, it is our duty to reflect, consider, and respond to the location of the unmarked mass grave at the former residential schools in Kamloops, and Marieval in Saskatchewan. The Indigenous children who were buried, some as young as three, were among…

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