Letters Archive

Congratulation to Martha Friendly
The CCAAC congratulates and thanks Martha Friendly for her tireless work as a child care advocate and researcher as she receives the 2010 Rosemarie Popham Family Advocacy Award.

An open letter to Canada’s parliamentarians (October 2009)
Letter introducting a major study released containing evidence that investing in the child care sector
is the biggest job creator and provides one of the highest GDP impacts of all major sectors in Canada ($2.30 of economic output for every dollar that goes to programs).The study, Understanding and Addressing Workforce Shortages in Early Childhood Education and Care, was conducted by respected economist Robert Fairholm of the Centre for Spatial Economics in Toronto and was released by the Child Care Human Resources Sector Council.

Open Letter to Elected and Government Officials
 (February 2009)
Letter introducing the CCAAC Briefing Note Not in the Public Interest: Private Development and other Entrepreneurial Child Care Schemes.

Open Letter to the Leaders of Canada’s Parties
Letter calling for the 2009 Federal budget to include a $2.2 billion investment in child care services, along with a commitment to work with provinces and territories to build community-owned, quality, affordable child care (January 20, 2009)

Letter to the Leaders of the Bloc Quebecois, Liberal Party and New Democrats (December 5, 2008)
Letter congratulating the political parties for putting differences aside to work on behalf of Canadian children, families and communities in addressing the current economic crisis.

Open Letter to all Members of Parliament
Letter urging all Members of Parliament to work together to protect Canadians from the corporatization of child care and from the impacts of the current global economic situation (November 17, 2008)

Open Letter to the Men and Woman Who Lead Federal Political Parties (Election 2008)
Canada comes in last among 14 similar countries in spending on early learning and child care programs, according to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In this letter, Code Blue is calling on all party leaders to commit $1.2 billion for early learning and child care programs in the first year. You can download the Liberals’ response to the Open Letter.

CCAAC letter confirming forthcoming submission regarding Canada’s Third and Fourth Reports on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To read the call for submission, click here.

Letter to the Leaders of the Bloc Quebecois, Liberal Party and New Democrats (December 5, 2008)
Letter congratulating the political parties for putting differences aside to work on behalf of Canadian children, families and communities in addressing the current economic crisis.

Open Letter to all Members of Parliament (November 17, 2008)
Letter urging all Members of Parliament to work together to protect Canadians from the corporatization of child care and from the impacts of the current global economic situation.

Open Letter to the Men and Woman Who Lead Federal Political Parties (Election 2008)
Canada comes in last among 14 similar countries in spending on early learning and child care programs, according to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In this letter, Code Blue is calling on all party leaders to commit $1.2 billion for early learning and child care programs in the first year. You can download the Liberals’ response to the Open Letter.

CCAAC letter confirming forthcoming submission regarding Canada’s Third and Fourth Reports on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To read the call for submission, click here.

Report card on the Harper Government’s performance on child care
February 6, 2007

Letter to MPs in support of Bill C303, the Early Learning and Child Care Act
October 19, 2006

Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper, provincial Premiers and the leaders of the Federal Opposition parties
February 24, 2006

Letter to Child Care Advocates
CCAAC / ACPSGE 27 Jan 06 – While Monday’s election results represent a setback for child care and for progress on many other social equity and justice issues that matter to Canadians, the minority government is a fragile one…

Letter to Child Care Advocates from CCAAC
January 27, 2005

An Open Letter to Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Early Learning and Child Care
“We are writing to urge you to embark on a policy review of the important issue of ownership of early learning and child care services…”
October 20, 2005

Letter to Paul Martin
March 10, 2005
The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada was encouraged to hear you tell the Liberal convention that a promise made must be a promise kept. In this spirit, we would like to meet with you at your earliest convenience to learn more about how your government plans to deliver its child care promise.

Letter to the Prime Minister and Social Development Minister
February 9, 2005
The government of Alberta is reluctant to sign the proposed federal/provincial/territorial child care agreement on February 11. Instead, it wants to take federal funds meant for child care with no strings attached.

Letter to MPs
January 31, 2005
We hope you will act to ensure that our elected parliamentarians play a role in shaping and debating this important new social program-for democracy’s sake and for our children’s future.

An Open Letter from the CCAAC
January, 2005
Our position on auspice in an early learning and care system.

Open Letter to Honourable Ken Dryden and the Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Child Care
October 27, 2004

CCAAC Letter to the Editor – The Globe and Mail
January, 2004

Annual Premiers’ Conference Open Letter: Acting Together for the Benefit of Children
Campaign 2000; July, 2003
“Campaign 2000 is urging that the Premiers focus their attention on the persistence of child and family poverty in Canada. While some slow progress in the areas of child benefits, quality child care and affordable housing has been important, the advancement of the National Children’s Agenda has been hampered by ongoing financial and jurisdictional wrangling.”

Open Letter to the Honourable John Manley
May, 2003

Open Letter to the Premiers
March, 2003

Open Letter to Federal, Provincial and Territorial Elected Representatives from across Canada
February, 2003

CCAAC Responds to Toronto Star Article “Child Care to get $1.5B Boost”
January, 2003

CCAAC Letter to the Honourable Jane Stewart, Minister of Human Resources Development
December, 2002

CCAAC Letter to the Prime Minister
September, 2002

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