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Canada is lacking child care spaces across the country

A collection of posts, articles and media related to child care shortages and challenges in communities across Canada.

National daycare proposal to be ready by summer, says minister

The money tied to each provincial deal would likely top up a base amount of per capita funding to each province, like the way social program money is distributed.

Province should curb 'immense' cost of quality child care in Alberta, advocates say

Affordable child care advocates are using Mother’s Day to remind the province that affordable, regulated child care is important to children but also the workforce as a whole.

Scramble on to meet daycare needs of refugees in Sask.

Refugee agencies are scrambling to ensure they have enough daycare spaces for Syrian refugees arriving in Saskatchewan.

Manitoba to add 12K new child-care spaces, Selinger government says

The province's new plan aims to create 12,000 more child-care spaces in Manitoba.

Childcare centre to be built on top of East Vancouver school - NEWS 1130

The province, City of Vancouver and the school board are using space they already have in this tight real estate market. A childcare centre is being added to a Vancouver elementary during seismic upgrades.

After school: the other Vancouver child care crisis

Christine Fretwell waited a year and a half to get her twin boys into a YMCA after-school care program at Lord Roberts Elementary in Vancouver’s West End. She knows she’s not the only parent who struggled to fill the gap between when school lets out and the workday ends.

Childcare spaces lacking in Alberni Valley - Alberni Valley News

Day care spaces lacking in the Alberni Valley, according to a childcare consultant.

Childcare crisis in East Kootenay getting worse, says task force

The shortage of early childhood education workers in the East Kootenay area has meant daycares are closing and some parents who want to return to work just can't.

Edmonton parents forced to get creative with daycare

Lack of quality child care spaces and the expense of hard-to-come-by spots are forcing some parents to think outside the box.

Councillors seek more childcare spaces despite downturn

Worried about historic child-care shortages in Calgary, two city councillors are looking for options to boost the number of spaces. Finding childcare in a city with an escalating number of births every year has long been a source of frustration for parents.

Vancouver Living Wage Improves, but Child Care Still a Huge Strain | The Tyee

Having kids remains a debt sentence for many families in Metro region.

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