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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Coalition issues a provincial report card (February 26, 2020)
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:12

     Today, the Child Care Coaliton of Manitoba released a report card on the state of child care in Manitoba. The CCCM is  calling on the Manitoba government to take immediate action to create a universal child care system as recommended by the ‘Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Commission Final Report (2016). The publicly-funded Commission Report maps out a policy framework to create 12,000 accessible, affordable, quality child care spaces in Manitoba with in five years and invest in the Early Learning and Child Care workforce.

Read more: Coalition issues a provincial report card (February 26, 2020)
 
Manitoba child-care model has growing up to do: parents, experts
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:07

Great coverage of Manitoba's childcare crisis in the Winnipeg Free Press (October 27, 2019)

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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