Child care advocates propose a roadmap to achieving a quality universal system of early learning and child care in Alberta The child care funding agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta signed last week and the more than $3 billion federal transfer to the province sets the stage for big reductions… Continue reading Child care advocates propose a roadmap …..
We are pleased to announce the signing of a federal – provincial child care agreement in Alberta. See our statement below and follow us for more details as they become available.
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… Continue reading Child Care Is A Municipal Issue
Opinion: Why universal child care is a better choice than subsidies | Edmonton Journal
An Environics poll done for the Alberta Federation of Labour says 78 per cent of Albertans supported “Universal, public child care so parents, especially mothers, can more easily go back to work and earn wages.” “It’s clear Alberta parents have learned some lessons from COVID-19, even if their premier hasn’t,” said CCNow’s Morna Ballantyne. She… Continue reading Three quarters of Albertans want to see child care in the wake of COVID-19
Child Care Now is urging the federal government to learn the lesson COVID-19 has offered and move to rapidly improve and expand the child care and early learning sector.
Child care providers across Canada are concerned about whether they can afford to re-open their regular programs post-COVID. One third say they don’t know if they’re going to reopen at all. This is one number from the results of a survey conducted last month by child care advocacy groups. Some of the other findings: Almost… Continue reading Child care survey results: reopening brings concerns, requires money
We saw it in Ontario earlier this month when child care centres were closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 then almost immediately re-opened so that health care and emergency services workers with children could stay on the job.
This year’s survey of child care fees in Canadian cities reads like a parable for affordable child care. CCNow Executive Director Morna Ballantyne says contained within the 43 page report — the sixth issued by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives — are both examples of how to make child care affordable and cautionary tales… Continue reading Child care fee survey shows that the right government action can make it affordable
Child care advocates in Manitoba are shaking their heads today after catching wind of the provincial government’s plan to deal with a child care system under severe strain by studying it more.