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

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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

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Child care fee survey shows that the right government action can make it affordable

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

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Child care researchers release deep dive into the world of child care for precarious employees

Child care in Canada is expensive, hard to find and too often unreliable. But what if you’re among the estimated 30 per cent of parents whose working hours fall outside of a regular day shift? A new report by researchers from the University of Guelph, University of Manitoba, Brock University and the Child Care Resource… Continue reading Child care researchers release deep dive into the world of child care for precarious employees

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Letters to federal party leaders

Child Care Now has sent the following letters to the leader of the Liberals, NDP and Green Party asking them to maintain the important commitments they made in their election platforms. Feel free to use these letters a guide when drafting your own letters to the leaders of the three parties. Letter to Hon. Justin… Continue reading Letters to federal party leaders

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