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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is an early childhood education and child care (ECEC) policy research institute with a mandate to further ECEC policy and programs in Canada.

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Canada's childcare workforce 29 Oct 2014 | Canada
Brief by CRRU's Shani Halfon summarizes what is known about the childcare workforce in Canada, the implications of this for regulated childcare, and identifies some considerations and strategies to address the ongoing issues and improve the overall state of ECEC. This brief is part of the Moving Child Care Forward project.
Selected works by ChildCare2020 speaker Pierre Fortin 29 Oct 2014 | Canada
In advance of the ChildCare2020 conference, CRRU is featuring selected works by conference speakers. This week: Pierre Fortin.
The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 29 Oct 2014 | International
The World Economic Forum has issued its ninth annual Global Gender Gap Report, a study that measures 142 countries for gender equality across four pillars: economy, politics, health, and education.
UNICEF gives Canada a passing grade, child poverty actually fell during the recession … or did it? 29 Oct 2014 | Canada
Miles Corak provides an analysis of a recent UNICEF report Children of the Recession and argues that "not being able to participate normally in society is what poverty means, but "normal" depends upon place, circumstance, and time".

Many social programs support families, but child care is the backbone of them all.

— National Council of Welfare, Preschool Children: Promises to Keep , 1999

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