MONCTON, NOVEMBER 24, 2022– A new provincial child care advocacy organization has been established to support the expansion of high quality, inclusive, affordable child care in New Brunswick. “The Government of New Brunswick is making big changes in child care using new federal funding so we think it is timely and essential to put in… Continue reading New Brunswick coalition of child care advocates is launched
Child Care Now New Brunswick
Child Care Now New Brunswick, the most recent chapter of Child Care Now is now active!! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What the CCPA’s Alternative Federal Budget Says about Child Care
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released it’s Alternative Federal Budget – including a detailed vision for getting to the finish line on $10/day child care, and taking the profit motive out of care. The budget outlines a vision to create a universal child care system for all and includes strategies like: Introduce publicly… Continue reading What the CCPA’s Alternative Federal Budget Says about Child Care
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
Canada must take a lesson from COVID-19 and build a child care system
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 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
The child care sector is a critical part of our pandemic response
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.
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
Manitoba government responds to child care crisis with… another study
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 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