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 …..
Alberta child care advocates celebrate federal early learning and child care legislation
Child care advocates propose a roadmap …..
Canada – Alberta have signed a child care agreement!
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.
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… Continue reading Child Care Is A Municipal Issue
Opinion: Why universal child care is a better choice than subsidies
Opinion: Why universal child care is a better choice than subsidies | Edmonton Journal
Three quarters of Albertans want to see child care in the wake of COVID-19
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
Canada must take a lesson from COVID-19 and build a child care system
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 survey results: reopening brings concerns, requires money
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
The child care sector is a critical part of our pandemic response
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.