January 30, 2009

Child care workers share their experience

VANCOUVER—Child care is in crisis in Canada. Children and their families need affordable, accessible, and reliable child care. We visited workers at three locations of Collingwood Neighbourhood House (Collingwood, Norquay, and Graham Bruce) to learn firsthand about the important work they do.

December 18, 2008

Group urges action on child care

OTTAWA—Last week UNICEF published a new study rating Canada’s provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) at the very bottom of 25 developed countries. In an open letter to Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff and Jack Layton, a group of prominent activists, academics, professionals and political leaders ask why.

December 12, 2008

Child care corporation collapse another blow to privatization

BURNABY—Just over a year ago, CUPE National president Paul Moist joined MP Olivia Chow and child care activists at Brittania Child Care Centre to call for measures to protect against big box child care corporations.

In particular CUPE flagged concerns that the world’s largest multinational child care corporation, ABC Learning, had bought up over 1,000 American child care centres and appeared to have its sights on Canada.