Australia Project

A decade ago, Australia’s national government introduced funding changes that allowed the growth of corporate child care chains and gave them access to public dollars. Today, Australia’s private child care sector provides 67 per cent of the full day services in the country and is predominantly made up of large corporate chains making huge profits.

In Canada, the federal government has made $5-billion available over the next five years to the provinces and territories for licensed child care. There are few restrictions on the funds, making Canada an easy target for corporate child care chains.   Read more.

Resources

Lesson from Down Under (Overview, 2007)

Australian expert brings cautionary tale of commercialization to Canada (News Release)

Australian expert warns Canada about big-box child care takeover (News Conference)

Lynne Wannan Biography (2007)

Lifting profit simple as ABC (Related News Article, Aug 2005)

Corporatization of Child Care (CCAAC Hot Topic)

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