CCAAC Responds to new EI Maternity and Parental Benefits

Cute Baby Girl sleeping in the Crib. At home

New EI parental benefits reinforce existing inequities and won’t make up for the lack of affordable infant child care On November 9, 2017, federal Minister for Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos announced that the changes to maternity and parental Employment Insurance benefits will take effect December 3, 2017. Under the amended Employment Insurance… Continue reading CCAAC Responds to new EI Maternity and Parental Benefits

CCAAC presents at FINA pre-budget consultation meeting in Toronto

Public spending on child care will benefit the economy and help give women economic security  On October 20, 2017, Morna Ballantyne, Executive Director of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada presented to the House of Commons Finance Committee during its pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2018 federal budget. At the Toronto meeting, Ballantyne… Continue reading CCAAC presents at FINA pre-budget consultation meeting in Toronto

Toronto Parents Petition for National Child Care

The national success of this petition is a further signal to the government that child care is an issue that cannot be ignored Amanda Munday is the marketing manager at HiMama, an app designed for early childhood professionals to communicate with parents, but this week she’s a child care advocate who traveled to Parliament Hill representing… Continue reading Toronto Parents Petition for National Child Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CCAAC responds to federal finance minister’s economic update of October 24, 2017

Families need more than a child benefit OTTAWA – October 24, 2017 To make the most of today’s announced boost to the Canada Child Benefit, the federal government must also substantially boost its child care policy, says Canada’s national child care advocacy organization. Reacting to today’s announcement, the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada is… Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CCAAC responds to federal finance minister’s economic update of October 24, 2017

BC Child Care advocates mobilize after Budget Update says no new funds for now

Child care advocates across Canada were surprised and disappointed that the new BC government’s Budget Update did not include new funds to begin implementing the $10aDay Child Care Plan. Government officials, including Premier John Horgan, have confirmed that they are “still committed to creating a $10-a-day universal child care program”. However, Minister of Finance Carole James indicates… Continue reading BC Child Care advocates mobilize after Budget Update says no new funds for now

Federal government announces child care agreements with PEI and NB

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CCAAC makes the case for increased federal spending on child care

2018 Federal Budget Submission The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC) has made a submission to the Standing Committee on Finance, which has started its pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2018 federal budget. The Committee requested organizations and individuals address two questions specifically: What federal measures would help Canadians be more productive, What… Continue reading CCAAC makes the case for increased federal spending on child care

National Child Care Advocacy Summit, July 2017

Advocates identify opportunities to advance child care in Canada On July 18, child care advocates from across the country gathered in Ottawa, Ontario to address the current political challenges obstructing families from accessing affordable, high quality, inclusive, early learning and child care programs. “We’re working together to convince governments to implement our proposed Shared Framework for… Continue reading National Child Care Advocacy Summit, July 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ten-year Framework Agreement falls short

Child Care Advocates Vow to Push for Better Ottawa – June 12, 2017 The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada welcomes the release today of a federal-provincial-territorial agreement on early learning and child care but says the framework is not ambitious enough to address the child care crisis facing so many families with young children.… Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ten-year Framework Agreement falls short