July 2018 – Worsening Government Discrimination Against Parents an Children
Federal-provincial Early Learning and Child Care agreements exclude parental child care from any funding.
The agreements for funding to each province and territory specify that “areas of investment” be limited to government-regulated settings. This discriminatory policy violates Charter values of personal autonomy, equality, liberty, and security of person.
The discriminatory policy also contradicts the empirical evidence: low enrolment in regulated daycare, parental preference for parental child care, inadequate quality in the majority of licensed daycare; worsened child outcomes in group care for health, emotional and physical well-being and academic performance; high cost of group care, inadequate staffing and training; not enough people wanting these jobs, etc
Read agreements at Early Learning and Child Care bilateral Agreements