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Child care

Everyone benefits when parents can go to work knowing that their children are safe and well cared for. Over 70 percent of mothers with kids under six years old is working. Only one in five of these children has access to a regulated child care space.

We know that families in Canada are struggling to find quality child care they can afford and that’s why we are continuing our work to establish a national child care system. Child care helps make women available for work, education and training. Quebec’s child care system is a success, it shows substantial increases in women going to work and a reduction in poverty rates. Quebec has also shown us that money spent on child care pays for itself in increased tax revenue and other socio-economic benefits.

Issues and Research

October 7th is the World Day for Decent Work and this year’s global theme is “Change the Rules.”  Around the world and here in Canada, unions mark the Day for Decent Work by organising,...

Posted: 4 October 2018

Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s signing of a multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework by Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and his...

Posted: 12 June 2017

Canada’s unions are welcoming the Ontario government’s commitment to a universal approach to child care and say the federal government must do the same.

Posted: 7 June 2017

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party on their election victory, and urging them to act quickly on key priorities...

Posted: 19 October 2015
Overview and context

Budget 2015 sticks closely to the federal government’s seven-year script of spending cuts, restrained investment and tax measures largely benefiting wealthy Canadians.

Posted: 24 April 2015

Young families are squeezed on all sides. Today’s young mothers and fathers need to work harder and longer than did their parents, while erosion of Canada’s social safety net has left them...

Posted: 22 April 2015
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