Early childhood education and care in the 2013 provincial/territorial budgets

May 5, 2013

This Issue File collects information on how early childhood education and care (ECEC) is addressed in the 2013 provincial/territorial budgets. Each section features government budget documents, media coverage, and responses from NGOs when available. Use the menu on the right to select a province or territory.



The budget in focus: A forum on the changing nature of federal budgets

Sheraton Hotel, Penthouse suite
150 Albert Street
Ottawa , ON
Event date: 
25 Apr 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm


9:00 am: Introductions (by David Macdonald, Chair)

9:15am - 10:30am: Kevin Page, former Parliamentary Budget Officer

Speaking about his experience as Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer, how he envisioned the new office, the challenges he faced, and the future of the PBO.

10:30am - 10:45am: Coffee break

10:45 - Noon: Panel discussion on Budget 2013: An evaluation of Budget 2013's primary measures and how it addresses (or not) the big macro-economic challenges facing Canada.


Peter Devries, Consultant in fiscal policy and co-author of 3dPolicy.ca blog
Mario Seccareccia, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa
Sylvain Schetagne, National Director of Social and Economic Policy, Canadian Labour Congress