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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Major new report calls for public childcare for Canada
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:38

OXFAM Canada released a new research report, titled "Who Cares? Why Canada Needs a Public Child Care System." The report points out that: "Despite considerable evidence pointing to the benefits of child care for women’s economic equality, for economic growth and for children’s development, many governments fail to recognize child care as a public good and adequately resource it."

OXFAM explains that "Women in Canada do almost twice as much unpaid care work than men2 and this has significant financial and economic impacts for women and society at large. Families struggle to find child care and women are forced to make difficult tradeoffs between expensive child care and their careers. Child care is one of the most feminized job sectors in Canada and early childhood educators are some of the most undervalued workers, resulting in low retention rates, low levels of job satisfaction and labour shortages.


Getting to a public child care system that is affordable, accessible, high-quality and inclusive for all families in Canada is possible. It would be good for gender equality, good for the economy and good for children. Public child care is one of the smartest investments the government can make to ensure Canada is more inclusive, more equal and more prosperous."

 
Manitoba Petition to Increase Funding
Friday, 29 March 2019 08:20

On March 28th, the Manitoba Child Care Association submitted a petition with 25,924 signatures to the Legislature. The petition "urges the Provincial Government to increase funding for licensed not-for-profit childcare programs in recognition of the importance of early learning and child care in Manitoba which will also improve quality and stability inthe workforce." This is an important effort to support and strengthen the childcare system, and is especially timely as the provincial budget cuts spending for 2019/2020 by $1.5 millionmcca

 
AGM March 27th
Monday, 25 March 2019 20:32

Please plan to join our 'virtual' AGM on Wednesday, March 27th, at 6:30pm. You can read our CCCM_AGM_2018.pdf and Financial Statement. We'll be live on Twitter, at @MBchildcare, where we can take any questions you might have!

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Childcare Affordability in Manitoba is Complicated
Monday, 11 February 2019 11:37

On February 13, the Winnipeg Free Press published an Op-Ed by CCCM Member Susan Prentice. Susan provided a more nuanced look at the new CCPA report on childcare fees in Canada. You can read the article on the Free Press website, or at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-MBwfp