Resources

2016 Policy Development

Parental and Maternity EI Benefits: The position of the CCAAC with respect to the Government of Canada’s Proposals for Reform
(October 2016)

Shared Framework for Building an Early Childhood Education and Care System for All
The CCAAC worked with many others from across Canada to develop this Shared Framework, which is addressed to federal, provincial and territorial governments. (Jan 2016)

What we want in an early learning and child care framework for Canada
A two-pager summary document of the Shared Framework for Building an early Childhood Education and Care System for All. (June 2016)

Vision

ChildCare 2020: A vision and a way forward
Vote Child Care 2015 brought together child care advocates and supporters from across Canada to promote this vision endorsed at the ChildCare2020 conference.  For a summary of the vision, see Vote Child Care 2015.

Reports

From Patchwork to Framework: A Child Care Strategy for Canada
From Patchwork to Framework is a detailed blueprint outlining the funding and policy components essential to developing an accessible, effective and accountable child care system. Included is a full report and highlights (September 2004) Also download, Highlights of a Child Care Strategy for Canada.

A Tale of Two Canadas: Implementing Rights in Early Childhood (February 2011) For more information, see Child Care is a Right project page.

Minding our P’s and Q’s: Policy, Pedagogy and Quality Project Report – The Best of All Worlds
Project report summarizing the evidence showing that we can ‘have it all’ – an early learning and child care system that meets children and family needs

Child Care Policy: Making The Connections Project Report
Project report analyzing federal, provincial and territorial public reporting on child care. For more information, see Child Care Policy: Making The Connection project page.

Briefs

2017 Federal Budget Submission
CCAAC shares their 2017 federal budget priorities with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and with Canadians.

ECEC Key to Income Equality
Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Study on income inequality in Canada (April 2013)

What does CEDAW mean for child care in Canada?
CCAAC brief written with the dual aims of demystifying and describing the CEDAW Committee’s recommendations to Canada, which oblige governments to take steps to provide sufficient, affordable child care as a women’s human rights issue. (February 2009)

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

More briefs

Fact Sheets

A Strong Economy Needs Good Child Care: Canada Can’t Work Without It
Stephen Harper and his Conservatives say that Canada doesn’t need a high quality early childhood education and care system. But the reality is that not investing in good child care is bad economics. Universal, community-based systems of high quality early childhood education and care are part of the backbone of strong economies.

Child Care Reality Check 2008: Fact and Fiction (Election 2008)
Even before the current federal election call, the Harper government tried to spin its failed child care policies into a success story. It’s time to separate fact from fiction.

Rural Child Care – We’re Worth It!

What do we mean by non-profit auspice?
Who owns and operates child care is one of the factors that makes a difference to the quality of early learning and care services. Along with other factors such as adequate funding and regulation, and well-trained staff, non-profit auspice is a key element that enhances quality in child care services.  CCAAC, 21 Jan 05

The QUAD principles
Quality, Universality, Accessibility and Developmentally appropriate programming, along with the principle of Inclusion, are cornerstones of the child care community’s agenda. CCAAC, 24 Oct 04
Universality and Accessibility
Inclusion
Quality and developmental programming

Child Care in Canada: What does the Public Want?
CCAAC & CCCF , 19 Oct 03
Fact Sheet 1  /  Fact Sheet 2

Rural Child Care – We’re Worth It!

Letters

Open Letter to all Canadian Premiers about Canada’s Dire Child Care Situation (July 2013)

An Open Letter on International Women’s Day to all leaders of Canada’s governing parties (March 8, 2013)

Open Letter Regarding the Re-Profiling the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Fund to The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Of Canada, The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister And The Honourable Tony Clement, President, Treasury Board (February 2012)

Happy birthday UCCB: What can we show for the past 4 years?
An open letter to the leaders of Canada’s political parties from the CCAAC and Campaign 2000 (February 2010) Liberals and NDP responded to the open letter. The NDP issued a media release calling our open letter “right on the mark.” Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff wrote us a letter reiterating his public commitment to building a national child care program.

More Letters

Annual Reports

2015-2016

2014-2015

Previous Annual Reports

Polls

The CCAAC has been involved in 3 nation-wide polls since 2002 confirming that the vast majority of Canadians not only believe in the importance of quality child care but also that government has an important role to play in helping to meet parents’ child care needs.

Attitudes Toward Child Care (2008)
Poll affirms that over three-quarters of Canadians believe government has an important role to play in addressing the lack of affordable child care. Environics Research, Sept 2008.  Press Release

Canadians’ Attitudes Toward National Child Care Policy (June 2006)
Poll shows that 76% of Canadians support a national affordable child care strategy.  CCAAC & Environics Research, 20 Jun 06 Press Release / Overview / Key results by region/selected cities

What Does the Public Want? (Oct 2003)
Poll by Dr. Jennifer Espey shows that the Canadian public is universally aware of the importance of quality child care to a child’s development and think Canada should have a nationally-coordinated child care plan. CCAAC & CCCF, 19 Oct 03  Fact Sheet 1  /  Fact Sheet 2

Media Releases

Multi-year funding in budget welcome but need significant boost in annual allocations to build accessible, affordable, quality child care system over time (March 22, 1017)

Fast rising child care fees demand a federal response (December 12, 2016)

Urgently needed funds for child care left out of this federal budget, put off to next year (March 22, 2016)

Advocates urge new government to commit to universal, affordable child care (October 20, 1015)

PBO report confirms that the Universal “Child Care” Benefit is neither child care nor much of a benefit (March 31, 2015)

NDP platform release a breakthrough, puts child care back on the national agenda (October 14, 2014)

Seven years and $15b gone: Nothing to show for the Universal Child Care Benefit (February 6, 2013)

Open Letter To The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Of Canada, The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister And The Honourable Tony Clement, President, Treasury Board Re: Re-Profiling The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Fund (Feb 6, 2012)

Childcare program puts families before jails and jets (March 29, 2011)

More releases

News and Updates

CCAAC E-News (sign-up form)

CCAAC Blog (2013 – present)

CCAAC Update Archive (2009 – 2013)

Presentations

Quebec’s family policy turns 20: All grown up and eager for its turn to speak in our national conversation
An overview of child care policy in Québec presented at the CCAAC 2016 AGM by Marie-Claude Lemieux, Director of Public Affairs and Partnerships of the Association Québécoise des centres de la petite enfance (AQCPE).

Vote Child Care 2015

ChildCare 2020: A vision and a way forward
Vote Child Care 2015 brought together child care advocates and supporters from across Canada to promote this vision endorsed at the ChildCare2020 conference.  For a summary of the vision, see Vote Child Care 2015.

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