Media Release March 2th, 2005: “Kids First Response to Federal Budget & Child Care Funding”

MEDIA RELEASERESPONSE TO THE BUDGET - CHILD CARE PROPOSALKIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA604-291-0088 Kids First Parent Association of Canada is calling for a budget amendment that will uphold the Constitution when it come to child care policy. All are…

Financial Post: March 7th, 2005

EPLY TO BUZZ HARGROVE ON CHILD CARE POLICY [Mr. Hargrove, President of the Canadian AutoWorkers Union, had an article in the Financial Post Feb 28, 2005 calling for more daycare funding. This response was published March 7. Sections here in…

Does Daycare Lower ‘Child Poverty’ and Get Mums into Jobs? Quebec Experiment Results: No

Data from "ECEC 2004" published by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit at the University of Torontohttp://www.childcarecanada.org/ECEC2004/index.html#tocQUEBEC Regulated daycare expenditure: $1.56 billion."Spaces" are available for only 29.9% of kids age 0-12. (Quebec would have to triple expenses to $4.5 billion…

Daycare, Low Income and the Left

Jan. 20, 2006by Helen WardKids First Parent Association of Canada604-291-0088 Daycare has become a top election issue for all parties. The possibility that the daycare agreements will be terminated brings on the accusation that this will hurt low-income families, like…

Corporate Right World Bankers Lobbying for Daycare—Speech

Royal Bank of Canada Vice President Charlie Coffey speaks of the "business imperative" in "Early Child Development," which means daycare.Speech text at: http://www.rbc.com/newsroom/20050928coffey.htmlVideo of speech at: http://www1.worldbank.org/hdnetwork/External/cy/ccoffey.htm We agree that care and learning and development are good for children, but…

Reality Check on Quebec Daycare: Research Finds Low Quality, High Costs, Negative Outcomes, Worse Family Finances

Feb 2, 2006Helen Ward, PresidentKid First Parent Association of Canada604-291-0088 Who cares about the children and families in Quebec? Outright lies go routinely unchallenged about the Quebec daycare system. "Don't worry—be happy!" is the mindless new Canadian way. We are…

FUND THE CHILD vs FUND THE SPACES: Kids First Responds to Caledon Institute Report that $1,200 could be $388 for Low Income Families

The Caledon Institute recently alarmingly reported that low income families could get only $388/year of the $1,200 promised by the Conservatives. The Institute is just one of many organizations receiving funding from the federal government that lobby for preferential funding…