“Looking after your own child is work, and it’s honourable work and it’s essential work and it should be regarded as such” – Helen Ward

Kids First President Helen Ward quoted: Nov. 18, 2020. Alex Ballingall. The Star - article (web): "Ottawa considering tying provincial money for child care to a new set of national standards" See Kids First PDF copy for reference here NOTE…

Media release: BC parties’ daycare promises ignore majority of families, miss opportunity to earn votes

KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA http://www.kidsfirstcanada.org info@kidsfirstcanada.org Media release: BC parties’ daycare promises ignore majority of families, miss opportunity to earn votes Burnaby, BC - October 15, 2020 - BC’s political parties have missed the opportunity to earn votes…

Daycare Subsidies: Aggregate Info From The BC Government

Daycare gets money even when kids are not there Get up to $4500 Cash Just to Apply Apply to Open a Daycare (plus other subsidies) Get Emergency Cash to Fix or Move Daycare Centres but not Children’s Homes Milking The…

Daycare gets money even when kids are not there

BC Government Counts Daycare Vacancies; subsidies do not change with children's attendance:October 2020 - BC Government - (web) "Monthly Enrollment Reporting" (for daycare)KF reference copy of webpage retrieved Oct. 6, 2020 (PDF): “Monthly Enrollment Reporting “Funding payments are based on…

Quebec Daycare System Hurts 72% of Families Financially

January 2000. Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). (research paper published by Quebec economists) Robert Baril, Pierre Lefebvre and Philip Merrigan -"Quebec Family Policy: Impact and Options" QUOTE FROM SUMMARY: "It would be anticipated that a policy change of…

Response and Commentary on throne speech proposal for more funding to Non-Parental Child Care

Commentary Sept 24. Helen Ward - (PDF): "Commentary on the speech from the throne" By Helen Ward (Below is an excerpt from the latest Speech from the Throne by the federal government under the LiberalParty of Canada with Prime Minister…

Top Economist Daycare Researcher Advising Prime Minister May Counter Daycare Lobby Disinformation

UBC economics professor,  Dr Kevin Milligan is now a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister's Privy Council Office until the end of 2020 on the economic recovery from COVID.June 15, 2020 - blog post by UBC economist Kevin Milligan  -…

Daycare Lobby Pushes For More Money Using COVID Recovery as Pretext to Fund Doomed Industry

Daycare has always caused serious infection risks for children and their families according to the peer reviewed research. Now COVID-19 causes fear in parents and staff, dramatically reducing attendance as well as labour supply. Governments have established 'safety' protocols for…

CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos – “Thoughts on forestalling the coming childcare crisis”

June 24, 2020 - CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos - by Ken Boessenkool organizer with Liberal and Conservative parties and Jennifer Robson Carlton University professor and policy advisor - "Thoughts on forestalling the coming childcare crisis"https://www.cdhowe.org/intelligence-memos/boessenkool-robson-%E2%80%93-thoughts-forestalling-coming-childcare-crisis Or see PDF here…

“National child-care strategy will be a lynch pin of economic recovery”, says Martha Friendly

June 19, 2020 - CBC  radio The Sunday Edition - interview with a top daycare lobbyist - "National child-care strategy will be a lynch pin of economic recovery", says Martha Friendly: We don't know what the fall out will be…