It’s time to take action! Send a message to your elected representatives to demand a national framework for early learning and child care that is universal and affordable for all.
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Parents cannot find and afford good quality child care for love or money. Child care is in short supply. Quality is all too often weak, and fees are too high for most low- and middle-income families.
As a self-declared feminist, Justin Trudeau must now be ready to accept challenges from the women's movement. As prime minister, he should aim to feminize public policy.
We know what's required to meet the changing needs of today's families, and how out of reach child care is for too many families. Erika Shaker recounts her own experiences -- in theory and practice.
The question of whether the cost of the prime minister's nannies should come out of the public purse is central to this discussion. In fact, it's the only important discussion we should be having.
In 1970, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women recommended a national child-care program. Fast-forward to 2015, and parents are more desperate than ever for affordable, quality child care.
It's pretty stunning to recognize that Canadian family life has experienced massive social change but that things haven't really changed when it comes to responsibility for child care.
As Canada looks towards its future, we all need to reflect on where our priorities are so that future generations of parents do not struggle to find and pay for childcare and education.
Universal child care is the pre-condition for gender equality and a public good, much like public health care and education.
Last week hundreds of educators, academics and activists gathered in Winnipeg for a national childcare conference, united by a vision of a universal early childhood education and childcare system.