What’s New

Submission to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
October 2016

A cornerstone of equality for Canadian women: the essential role of child care in all articles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 
October 2016

CCCABC Chair Report
June 2016

Holding British Columbia Accountable: Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
BC CEDAW Group
February 2016

Shared framework for building an early childhood education and care system for all from the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
February 2016

Letter to Premier Clark advocating for the end of public funding to for-profit commercial child care.
October 2015

CCCABC Input to Provincial Office for the Early Years
October 2015

Submission to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
October 2015

Annual General Meeting Notice and Agenda
June 2015

CCCABC Chair Report
June 2015

Letter from Young Advocates of Canada
November 2014

Media Release: Can BC’s Parents Afford to Have Kids?
November 2014

Child Care in Canada by 2020: A Vision and a Way Forward
October 2014

CCCABC’s Submission to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
October 2014

West Coast LEAF Releases 2014 CEDAW Report Card
October 2014

NDP Thinks Big with National Daycare Plan
October 2014

Photos from Victoria Stroller Brigade
July 2014

BC Child Care News
Updated: June 2014

Child Care in BC: 15,000 More Children but only 2,000 More Space + Higher Parent Fees = Ongoing Crisis
May 2014

Bill M212: Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act
May 2014

Living Wages in BC
April 2014

International Family Policy Comparisons: Why Canada lags behind
March 2014

Why investing in childcare makes good budget sense
Jessica Irvine, National Economics Editor, News Corp Australia/The Daily Telegraph
March 2, 2014

Reactions to BC Budget
February 2014

2014 Federal Budget
February 2014

Globe and Mail Series on Child Care – selected articles and excerpts
October 2013

Childcare red tape is keeping children safe
October 17, 2013

Hard on Families, Light on Crime: Some Thoughts on the Throne Speech
October 17, 2013

Is federal child care benefit good use of tax dollars?
October 15, 2013

Will Coordination Solve BC’s Child Care Crisis?
July 2013

Child care groups urge Premiers to develop a national child care strategy
Open letter from CCCF and CCAAC
July 2013

Analysis of BC Budget 2013
INCLUSION BC
June 2013

Concert to benefit CCCABC: Imagine a Just World
June 8, 2013, Vancouver

Let’s get BC’s children and youth on the political agenda!
First Call’s Election Toolkit
Provincial Election May 14, 2013

Canada ranked 17th out of 29 wealthy countries in child well being index by UNICEF
April 10, 2013

Private member’s motion on Child Care
March 30, 1993
It has been 20 years since NDP MP Dawn Black introduced and debated this private members motion on child care in the House of Commons.

Federal Budget 2013
March 21, 2013

Who’s Behind the BC Child Care Numbers?
BLOG: By Lynell Anderson
March 18, 2013

Alternative Federal Budget 2013 – Doing Better Together
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
March 11, 2013

BC Families Demand Affordable Public Childcare in Stroller Rally
BC Federation of Labour
March 9, 2013

International Women’s Day 2013: “It’s Time to Stand Up for Child Care”
Events – March 7 & 9, 2013

Remembering Clyde Hertzman
March 1, 2013

Getting the best start
Miho Taguma, Senior Analyst, Early Childhood and Schools Division, Directorate for Education and Skills
February 22, 2013

Hollow Promises – BC Liberals Ignore Demands of British Columbians for Affordable $10/day Child Care
CCCABC media release on the 2013 budget
February 20, 2013

United Nations Committee on Rights of the Child representative concludes four-day visit to Canada
Media release – CCCYA
December 7, 2012

A number is never just a number: In search of child care
Trish Hennessy’s Index, Rabble
December 3, 2012

Poverty Reduction Plan for British Columbia
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
November 28, 2012

New report from TD Bank: “The earlier you invest, the bigger the payout you get”
Boost child care spending for big payoff, bank urges
Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen
November 26, 2012

BC Child Poverty Report Card
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Related: CBC interview with Margot Young, UBC law professor
November 21, 2012

Needed: An Action Plan to Eradicate Child and Family Poverty in Canada
National Campaign 2000 Report Card
November 21, 2012

Musings on the state of women’s equality in Canada: Based on a true forum
Amira Elghawaby, Rabble
November 13, 2012

Why day care should be subsidized
By David Domeij and Paul Klein, The Review of Economic Studies /Oxford University Press Blog
November 12, 2012

Federal News
October 2012

How BC is Measuring Up in Women’s Rights
CEDAW 2012 Report Card, Westcoast LEAF
October 2012

Commercial Child Care in Canada: Can Child Care Thrive in a Speculative Environment?
PACE Accounting Inc. / Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC
October 25, 2012

Income linked to kids’ health, school performance
CBC News
October 11, 2012

UBCM Resolutions adopted at the 2012 Annual Convention – BC Childcare Plan
Union of British Columbia Municipalities
September 2012

Universal Childcare in the City (and beyond)?
The City
September 26, 2012

Daycare Dilemma: A Special Series on Child Care in Vancouver
CBC
September 2012

Household finances: Should you stay at home or pay for child care?
Globe and Mail
August 7, 2012

From Rose-Coloured Glasses to Reality: Addressing the Family Policy Deficit in Canada
Lynell Anderson, Healthcare Quarterly, 15 (4) 2012: 18-25
July 2012

CBC BC Almanac interview – The PLAN (approximately half-way through the podcast)
July 2012

Affordable daycare proposal
CTV BC
July 2012

Videos: A Day Without Childcare / A day in the life of your taxes

Federal Budget – Canadians are invited to share their priorities for the 2013 federal budget
Online survey for individuals and groups re pre-budget consultation. Due by Aug 3.
House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
June 2012

Rita Chudnovsky blogs about child care: Sure I’m for child care but….
Vanopolis
June 2012

New BC welfare rules: some positive steps forward (and a couple steps back)
CCPA
June 2012

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2011 report / Press Release
Washington DC: USDA
June 14, 2012

Budget 2012 — What Does it Mean for Women’s Economic Equality?
Canadian Labour Congress
May 2012

Coalition hosts annual student advocacy forum
CCCABC
May 2012

Rights from the start: Early childhood education and care
Global Campaign for Education
May 2012

May is Childcare month – Five animations
BCGEU and Cowichan ECEBC Leadership Group
May 2012

UN food envoy blasts inequality, poverty in Canada
Toronto Star
May 16, 2012

Harper Majority results in Women’s rights setbacks
CUPE/The Canadian
May 9, 2012

New Democrat Claire Trevena tables motion to protect the rights of B.C. children
April 19, 2012

Canadians OK with higher taxes to fight inequality
Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News
April 10, 2012

Surrey Board Of Trade Wants a New Deal for Families, Focus on Generation Raising Young Children to Benefit Economy
April 4, 2012

Federal Budget 2012 – Reactions
March/April 2012

Best Places to Raise Kids 2012
MoneySense magazine
March 2012

At International Women’s Day event, Judy Rebick examines feminism in the age of Occupy
Jarrah Hodge, Vancouver Observer
March 3, 2012

The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World
UNICEF
February 28, 2012

Reactions to BC Budget 2012
February 2012

Vancouver Event: Finding Balance? Policy Lessons from Quebec on Reconciling Work and Parenthood
BCFED, BCGEU, CCCABC, CCPA, SFU
February 20, 2012; 9:30 – 11:30am; Peter Kaye room, Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch

Open Letter To The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister and The Honourable Tony Clement, President, Treasury Board
Re: Re-Profiling The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Fund
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada and Campaign 2000
February 6, 2012

National Advocates Take Message to the UN That Canada Must Do Better to Improve the Lives of Aboriginal Children
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C. Representative for Children and Youth, President of the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates
February 2, 2012

BC dead last on inequality: BC Stats
Keith Reynolds, Policy Note – CCPA
January 30, 2012

Robin Hood reversed: Income-splitting benefits mainly wealthy breadwinners
Straight Goods; by Jody Dallaire, Dieppe Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity between Women and Men
December 13, 2011

Work and family – Baby blues: A juggler’s guide to having it all
The Economist
November 26, 2011

Legislative Q & A on Poverty Reduction and Access to Child Care
BC Hansard
November 23, 2011

Canada Fails Indigenous Children Says Joint Report to United Nations Committee by Caring Society and KAIROS
October 24, 2011

Generation HOW?
Tanya Beja, Global News
October 14, 2011

Throne speech offers nothing but empty pockets
Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun
October 3, 2011

The rising cost of raising a child
Jessica Dickler, CNN Money
September 21, 2011

Gap between rich and poor rising faster in Canada than the U.S. study says
Financial Post / Postmedia News
September 13, 2011

Kevin Falcon and Christy Clark get some help from Ministry of Finance bean counters
Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight
September 11, 2011

Video Presentation of the Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning
CCCABC & ECEBC
July 2011

Child Care Advocacy – Sharon Gregson on CBC
CBC Radio – On the Coast
July 12, 2011

BCACL meeting with Minister of Education George Abbott
BC Association for Community Living
July 5, 2011

Child-care program pays for itself, Montreal economist says
Laurie Monsebraaten, The Waterloo Record
June 21, 2011

Average cost of raising a child in Canada
Daniela Minicucci, Global News
June 10, 2011

CLBC funding per-client chopped every year since its creation
Paul Willcocks
May 27, 2011

Finding affordable and good quality child care is a challenge for parents across Canada
Renata D’Aliesio, Globe and Mail
May 24, 2011

Public Schools No Home for Big Corporate Childcare
May 2011

American Law Enforcement Leaders Oppose Early Childhood Education Cuts
April 2011

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the International Women’s Day (IWD)
March 8, 2011

BC Speech from throne
February 14, 2011

Debate: Canada needs a national child-care policy
By Laurel Rothman, Katherine Scott and Martha Friendly; National Post
February 11, 2011

Five Years After Cancelling the National Child Care Program: High Cost, Little Choice for Parents
CCAAC, Campaign 2000, CRRU, CUPE, Ad-Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights, Canadian Federation of University Women
February 4, 2011

BC Progress Board Tenth Annual Report
December 16, 2010

Home-based daycare workers in Quebec vote on their first contract including annual vacation days, a pension fund, and a professional development program
CBC News
November 26, 2010

Report of the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
November 12, 2010

1-day strike shuts Quebec home daycares: Workers hold demonstrations across province as contract negotiations continue
CBC
November 10, 2010

Letter re: UBC Childcare and the role of Kids & Company
UBC Graduate Student Society
October 13, 2010

BC CEDAW budget brief to Federal Finance Committee
September 27, 2010

BC Budget Consultation Submission
West Kootenay Early Years Initiatives: Success by 6; Children First; Early Learning & Care, Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative; Presented by Lynn Proulx and Dorothy Kator
September 23, 2010

Correspondence between CUPE and Work Safe BC re: child care
CUPE BC
September 16, 2010

Letter to Mary Polak, Minister of Children and Family Development and Minister responsible for Child Care, sent on behalf of West Kootenay child care programs
September 15, 2010

OECD study of 32 industrialised nations, found that 22 per cent of a Canadian family’s net income goes towards the cost of childcare
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
August 2010

Correspondence between BCGEU and Work Safe BC re: child care
BCGEU
August 6, 2010

Census: the less we know, the less we know
Elsie Hambrook, chairwoman of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women; Telegraph Journal
July 9, 2010

Job action delays daycare start times
ctvmontreal.ca
July 5, 2010

LEAF 25th Anniversary Timeline – Following women’s struggles, successes and advancement in Canada
Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund
June 2010

Tell us why Canada needs child care!
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
May 2010

Child care group denounces federal funding cuts for social research
CCAAC adds its voice to denounce the recent de-funding of several Women’s organizations
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
May 6, 2010

War on public schools rages
Donald Gutstein, Georgia Straight
April 29, 2010

BC-wide poll shows strong support for increased spending on family policy
YWCA Vancouver
April 28, 2010

Ontario Passes Full-Day Learning Act
April 27, 2010

Parents, educators urged to keep the Pascal vision alive – Ontario
April 1, 2010

Private Members’ Motions – Government Action on Poverty Reduction
Official Report of Debates of the Legislative Assembly (Hansard)
March 29, 2010

Child care spaces in Ontario will be protected despite the end of a federal subsidy
CTV news
March 25, 2010

Mending Canada’s Frayed Social Safety Net: The role of municipal governments
Federation Of Canadian Municipalities
March 24, 2010

International Women’s Day March and Rally
March 8, 2010
Grassroots Women

Assessment of women’s movement 40 years after Royal Commission the Status of Women
Judy Rebick, Rabble
March 6, 2010

Federal Budget and responses
March 4, 2010

BC Budget and responses
March 2, 2010

Canadian households sinking further into debt: Study
Julie Fortier, Financial Post/Vancouver Sun
February 16, 2010

From worst to first: A call for better child care
Rabble.ca
February 12, 2010

BC Throne Speech
February 9, 2010

YWCA Vancouver closing Citygate Early Learning and Care Centre
YWCA Vancouver
February 2, 2010

An anti-feminist prime minister is suddenly concerned with maternal health. What’s happening?
Judy Rebick, Rabble.ca
January 29, 2010

Increasing Canada’s Productivity Through Early Childhood Development
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
January 2010

Ontario: Full-day kindergarten about education
January 13, 2010
ctvtoronto.ca

What’s New Archives – pre-2010