May 15, 2015

Week of Action highlights voices for childcare

VANCOUVER—The Week of Action on Childcare has raised awareness about the need for fully-funded early care and learning programs in B.C. and across Canada.

Advocates have been quoted in media reports this week saying that a provincially-sponsored program would allow more parents to work and contribute to the economy, while the Rethink Child Care campaign has produced a calculator that estimates how much parents would save if they had access to $15-a-day childcare funding.

May 5, 2015

Take Action for Child Care!

BURNABY—This coming weekend, advocates, families and other child care supporters throughout B.C. will be joining stroller brigades in their communities to ensure that the issue of quality child care is visible across Canada and to call on the government to support a $10-a-Day Child Care Plan for B.C.

Child care is good for the economy, good for families, good for Canada.

We know that Canada needs quality child care that all families can afford.

April 5, 2013

Rethink Child Care website launched

A coalition of unions and child care advocates across Canada has launched a new website to raise awareness about the need for universal child care in this country.

The Rethink Child Care website is available in both English and French.  The site includes many user-friendly features, including videos and news articles, all of which are available in both languages.

March 11, 2013

B.C. families demand affordable public childcare in “Stroller Brigade”

B.C. families demand affordable public childcare in “Stroller Brigade”

Hundreds converge on premier’s constituency office with messages for Clark

February 26, 2013

‘Stroller Derby’ planned for Christy Clark’s office

Event marking International Women’s Day to call on premier to bring in child care plan

VANCOUVER—Mothers and toddlers from throughout the Lower Mainland are expected to converge on Christy Clark’s MLA constituency office on the morning after International Women’s Day, in a call for B.C.’s premier to introduce a $10 a day childcare plan long recommended by child care advocates.

The “Strollers for Child Care” event (also being referred to as “Stroller Derby” and “Stroller Brigade”) , takes place on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 11 a.m.

October 13, 2011

CUPE endorses early care and learning plan

BURNABY—CUPE hopes to help shape B.C.’s future by endorsing a plan designed to help improve early care and learning in B.C.

CUPE recently endorsed the “Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning”.  The plan is a road map toward a comprehensive public early learning and care system in British Columbia and was created by the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC) and the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC). 

The plan has already been endorsed by a wide variet

August 11, 2011

CUPE in the news on “big box” child care

MAPLE RIDGE—CUPE BC’s child care working group was put on alert last week with the news that a Calgary-based private corporation has purchased five daycare centres in B.C.

November 25, 2009

Public child care pays off

VANCOUVER – Child care workers, parents, and activists were at the Vancouver Public Library last night to talk about how to improve child care, as part of a cross country tour organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

A panel of academics, community activists and child care advocates brought facts and figures along with a lot of passion to the call for Canada’s governments to move to a publicly funded and delivered system of early chi

November 20, 2009

Public forum to address child care crisis

VANCOUVER – Child care activists and experts will share information and plan for action at the B.C. stop on a cross-country tour promoting public delivery of child care through school boards or local governments.

Across Canada, parents struggle to find good child care in a patchwork of services that is privatized, fragmented and expensive. And the tour comes to B.C.

November 12, 2009

Free public forum on child care

VANCOUVER—The verdict has long been in – a public system blending early childhood education and child care (ECEC) delivers high quality programs for children and families. What would that system look like? What can we do to push governments to act?

Canada’s private approach to child care has produced a patchwork of unplanned programs that vary in quality affordability and availability.