Child Care Coalition of Manitoba

working for a fully accessible, publicly-funded, non-profit system of comprehensive and high quality child care

 

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Waiting for action on a federal childcare plan
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 13:56

Today, the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada released an important new document, titled "What we want in an earlly learning and childcare framework for Canada."

    The document reads:

     "The federal Liberals promised they would take action to develop affordable, accessible, inclusive, high-quality early learning and child care for every child, “within 100 days” of the election.

     Federal, provincial and territorial representatives are now negotiating the basis of federal funding agreements. The first Liberal federal budget set aside $500 million for child care in 2017, of which $100 million is earmarked for Indigenous child care.
      We are concerned that these negotiations will result in a federal government hand-over of money to the provinces and territories to merely bolster the current patchwork and inadequate approach to child care."

what we want

 
Manitoba Releases ECEC Commission Report!
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 21:49

Today Manitoba released the report by Commissioners Kathleen Flanagan and Jane Beach, on system redesign for Manitoba. The report is posted on the Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care website, at https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childcare/childcare_news/pubs/final_report.pdf

The CCCM is delighted to see the innovative proposals, and looks forward to working with the Province to implement the recommendations. You can read our "congratulations" letter to Minister Irvin-Ross and Premier Selinger pdfhere.

 
Desperate parents line up overnight in Brandon
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 18:02

A heart-breaking story in Brandon, about parents who braved overnight waits to try to get their children into a scarce spot with a local Y childcare program. Full details at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/brandon-parents-stand-hours-outside-daycare-for-wait-list-spots-1.3023909brandon.jpg

 
Premier addresses conference, promises "universally accessible childcare"!
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:53

On Thursday, November 13th, 2014, Premier Greg Selinger addressed the nearly 600 delegates of the Fourth National Childcare Conference, ChildCare 2020, in the Grand Ballroom of the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg. In his comments, Premier Selinger announced that Manitoba's 2014 Throne Speech would include a committment to "universally accessble childcare" for our province. This is an unprecedented declaration of support! Family Services Minister Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross also attended the Childcare2020 event.

In light of the tremendous energy generated by the Fourth National Childcare Conference,  Premier Selinger's statement, and the province's May committment to establish a Commission on Integrated Early Childhood Care Education and Learning,  Manitoba advocates should expect to soon see real provincial progress on ECEC.