Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements

Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories: what do they say and how to they stack up? Child Care Now has analyzed the Multilateral Early learning and Child Care Framework agreement and each of the bilateral agreements in order… Continue reading Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements

Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories

How do the federal/provincial/territorial child care agreements stack up? Child Care Now has released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories. This first-ever comparative assessment of the agreements explains how the provinces and territories intend… Continue reading Analysis: Canada’s Multilateral Early Learning Child Care Framework Agreement and the bilateral funding agreements between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories

The Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Making affordable, high-quality early learning and child care (ELCC) available to all families will grow the economy, promote gender equality, increase women’s labour force participation and enhance children’s well-being. The federal government must play a leadership role to ensure that all children in Canada, regardless of where they live, their ability, family circumstances or culture… Continue reading The Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Early Learning and Child Care: Essential for Women’s Economic Security

Today in Canada, women cannot have economic security without paid employment outside of the home. To get access to paid employment, women with children need access to affordable early learning and child care services women—and those services must be high-quality and inclusive. The motherhood penalty Canadian data show that women with young children are less… Continue reading Early Learning and Child Care: Essential for Women’s Economic Security

What would be in a child care-friendly federal budget?

Every child in Canada would be able to access high quality early-learning and child care services within 10 years The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Alternative Federal Budget 2019, No Time to Lose, proposed a revised approach to Canada’s early learning and child care (ELCC), including increased federal government spending to establish universal, comprehensive, publicly… Continue reading What would be in a child care-friendly federal budget?

Child Care Now 2019 submission to Finance Committee

Federal spending to create universal child care essential to economic growth Child Care Now submitted its recommendations to the House of Commons Finance Committee in advance of the 2019 Budget. The committee requested that submissions focus on measures to ensure Canada’s competitiveness. Titled Universal Early Learning and Child Care: Essential to Canada’s Competitiveness, Child Care… Continue reading Child Care Now 2019 submission to Finance Committee

New Report: Effect of Provincial Spending on Social Services and Health Care in Canada

Health Services has published Dutton, Forest, Kneebone and Zwicker’s report, Effect of Provincial Spending on Social Services and Health Care on Health Outcomes in Canada: an Observational Longitudinal Study. The study examines escalating health care spending as a concern in Western countries, given the lack of evidence of a direct connection between spending and improvements… Continue reading New Report: Effect of Provincial Spending on Social Services and Health Care in Canada

How should Early Learning and Child Care be Funded in Canada?

As the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has observed: “Significant public funding is necessary to support sustainable and equitable early childhood education. Without this, a shortage of good quality programs, unequal access and segregation of children according to income follows. When the main burden of costs falls on parents, children from disadvantaged backgrounds… Continue reading How should Early Learning and Child Care be Funded in Canada?

New Report: Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Supporting and growing women-owned businesses In the first of five reports, the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders recommend, “Considering ways that childcare benefits and other family policies could be updated to equalize the ‘family economics’ calculation for women entrepreneurs”. Specifically, the group notes, “We recognize that Canada and the… Continue reading New Report: Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Lost Opportunities, Lost Incomes

Why families in England need further reform of childcare and early education to get into work Released Jan 1, 2018, this new analysis, Lost Opportunities, Lost Incomes, by Save the Children illustrates that parents- particularly mothers- of young children in England are struggling to get into work. This analysis reveals that, despite significant reforms to… Continue reading Lost Opportunities, Lost Incomes

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