Child Care Is A Municipal Issue

In April 2021 the federal government budgeted over 30 billion dollars in funding for provinces and territories to build a system of child care. The foundation of each agreement is to reduce parent fees in half by 2022, and create regulated, high quality child care for $10/day across the country. 

The federal plan prioritizes “Working with provinces and territories to support primarily not-for-profit sector child care providers to grow quality spaces across the country while ensuring that families in all licensed spaces benefit from more affordable child care.”

Eight jurisdictions have signed agreements with the federal government to secure billions in funding. Alberta was not one of them.  

We need Alberta to sign an agreement and make good use of the one billion dollars in funding allocated to the province. As you child care is a womens’ issue, a children’s issue, an issue of gender equity, and of economic recovery. 

We reached out to municipal candidates asking them to take the child care pledge by posting this graphic on thier social media. These are the candidates that joined the campaign. 

The Table now reflects those candidates who took that pledge and were elected in their ward.

NameCityRoleElected Image
Jennifer VardyCalgaryCity Council Ward 1
Hamayun AkbarCalgaryCity Council Ward 3
Raj DhaliwalCalgaryCity Council Ward 5
Monique AuffreyCalgaryCity Council Ward 8
Joy-Anne MurphyCamroseCity Council
Larissa BerlinCamroseCity Council
Wyatt TantonCamroseCity Council
Glynnis LiebEdmontonCity Council Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi
Jon MorganEdmontonCity Council Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi
Rhiannon HoyleEdmotonCity Council Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi
Shamair TurnerEdmontonCity Council Karhiio
Haruun AliEdmontonCity Council papastew
Michael JanzEdmontonCity Council papastew
Giselle GeneralEdmontonCity Council sipiwiyiniwak
Cody BondarchukEdmontonCity Council tastawiyiniwak
Keltie Marsall EdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward B
Kassie BurkholderEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward C
Marcia HoleEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward C
Trisha EstabrooksEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward D
Rebecca Graff-McRaeEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward E
Julie Kusiek EdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward F
Kimberley McMannEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward F
Hannah HamiltonEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward G
Heather SwainEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward G
Saadiq SumarEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward G
Ricardo CasanovaEdmontonEPSB Trustee Ward I
Diana SteeleEdmontonMayoral Candidate
Belinda CrowsonLethbridgeCity Council
Jeff CarlsonLethbridgeCity Council
Jerry FirthLethbridgeCity Council
Marissa BlackLethbridgeCity Council
Robin WalkerLethbridgeCity Council
Sheldon Day ChiefLethbridgeMayoral Candidate
Kristina LarkinLethbridgeTrustee
Robert WeinsRed DeerCatholic School Trustee Ward 2
Brad MageeRed DeerMayoral Candidate