CHILD CARE IN CANADA

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ORIGINATOR: Winnipeg Area Council LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN: ENGLISH

Whereas

Because:
• The UN report card –The Child Care Transition (2008)- ranked Canada last out of 24 economically advanced countries in the area of early childhood education and care.
• The UN Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979) requires Canada to ensure access to affordable child care.
• Canada ratified the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, holding itself accountable before the international community for its progress in “setting standards in health care; education and legal, civil, and social services.” Under the terms of this document, governments commit themselves to acting in “the best interests of the child” on the basis of human rights.

BIR

The PSAC Will continue to work with affiliates, allies and child care advocates to propose & develop a campaign to aggressively lobby the various levels of governments for a nationally funded child care program to be implemented by unionized workers that is accessible, affordable, accountable and standardized across the country.