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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...

The Growth of For-Profit Child Care in Canada

Rapid growth since 2006 For-profit child care—large corporate-type, regional chain and single-owner operations—has grown rapidly in Canada since 2006. Before 2004, the share of total spaces operated as for-profit entities had been dropping steadily, down to 20 per...

Canada’s New Early Learning and Child Care Framework

On Jun 12, 2017 the federal government announced a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework (MFA) which sets the foundation for federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together “toward a shared long-term vision where all children can...

Why For-Profit Child Care is Not the Solution

Profit-making in child care gives rise to four main concerns: 1) the quality of programs is eroded by the drive to make profit; 2) the diversion of public funds to profit-making is an “inefficient” approach to expanding quality child care and making it more affordable...