Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

This flagship report from Eurofound, Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services, brings together in-depth contributions in the area of the quality of society and public services, based mainly on research carried out since 2016. Recognizing the fact that the quality of people’s lives is profoundly influenced by their access to… Continue reading Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

This flagship report from Eurofound, Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services, brings together in-depth contributions in the area of the quality of society and public services, based mainly on research carried out since 2016. Recognizing the fact that the quality of people’s lives is profoundly influenced by their access to… Continue reading Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

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

Child Care Advocates launch a Federal Plan for Affordable Child Care for All

Key national organizations, including Chid Care Now, Oxfam Canada, Campaign 2000, the Child Care Resource and Research Unit, have released a federal plan to bring affordable child care to all who want it.  “The Affordable Child Care for all Plan is the culmination of extensive consultations, investigation and evidence-based policy discussions over the past year… Continue reading Child Care Advocates launch a Federal Plan for Affordable Child Care for All

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Oxfam Canada releases its 2019 Feminist Scorecard

Oxfam Canada has released its 2019 Feminist Scorecard, the third in this series. The report assesses the steps that the government took between March 2018 and February 2019 to make meaningful progress towards achieving women’s rights and gender equality. Progress is assessed across eight policy areas: representation and leadership global development climate change and extractive… Continue reading Oxfam Canada releases its 2019 Feminist Scorecard

Study Shows Provincial Policies have Positive Impacts on Child Care Fees

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released the fifth in a series of reports that rank the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. Development Milestones: Child care fees in Canada’s big cities 2018 shows that child care fee have risen faster than inflation in 61% of cities since 2017, with… Continue reading Study Shows Provincial Policies have Positive Impacts on Child Care Fees

Study: Saskatchewan’s Failing Report Card on Child Care

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s Saskatchewan Office has released Saskatchewan’s Failing Report Card on Child Care. This study examines the history and consequences of the province’s neglect in the important area of child care. The authors makes several policy recommendations for improving and properly funding child care in Saskatchewan with a focus on providing… Continue reading Study: Saskatchewan’s Failing Report Card on Child Care

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Low wages for Nova Scotia ECEs impact retention, quality of care

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Nova Scotia office (CCPA-NS) has released Unappreciated and Underpaid: Early Childhood Educators in Nova Scotia. In the report, authors Christine Saulnier and Lesley Frank provide a snapshot of what it is like for Early Childhood Educators (ECE) to work in the Early Learning and Child Care sector in Nova… Continue reading Low wages for Nova Scotia ECEs impact retention, quality of care