Child Care Coalition of Manitoba
The Child Care Coalition of Manitoba is a public education and advocacy organization made up of over 55 group memberships. Their goal is a fully accessible, publicly-funded, non-profit system of comprehensive and high quality childcare, with worthy wages and good working conditions for childcare staff.
On the teeter-totter: The challenges and opportunities for licensed child care in rural, northern, and remote Ontario
Source: Ontario Municipal Social Services Association, May 2011
Canadian families in rural communities face many challenges in
finding quality early childhood education and care opportunities for
their children. Like families throughout the country, rural families
appreciate the positive social and educational experiences that their
children can encounter in quality early childhood education settings.
This, combined with the need for flexible child care due to atypical and
seasonal working hours and the necessity for child care to address the
safety issues of children on farms, makes the lack of rural spaces a
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a critical policy issue for Canada's Indigenous people. For many years there has been a call for a sustainable Indigenous ECEC system that is controlled by Indigenous communities. Developing ECEC policy and programs that maintains Indigenous culture by adopting a culturally appropriate approach yet is flexible and robust enough to accommodate diverse needs has long been identified as a major concern.