With a federal election likely to be called very soon, child care advocates are anxious that the Saskatchewan government move quickly to negotiate a child care agreement with the federal government so that work can begin right away on making regulated services more affordable and available for Saskatchewan families. “Looking at the other child care… Continue reading Saskatchewan child care advocates urge government to accelerate child care negotiations
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.
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
The next federal budget must make child care a priority, Morna Ballantyne told Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance at its pre-budget consultations, Feb 6.
On October 21, Canadians voted for parties that support providing affordable child care to all. The Liberals, NDP and the Greens are all on record supporting many of the aspects of Child Care Now’s Affordable Child Care for All Plan. Child Care Now is asking Prime Minister Trudeau to take immediate action on the pledges… Continue reading New Child Care Now campaign targets federal party leaders