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Anti-racism project: Creating an anti-racist child care system in Ontario

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Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)
Publication Date: 
1 Jul 2023

WAGE Project is a new project at the OCBCC with a focus on Centering the Voices of Racialized Mothers and Educators in Shaping Child Care Response and Recovery in Ontario. This project is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery Fund.

The main objective of WAGE project is to listen to racialized educators and mothers in child care and family programs, build an ongoing relationship with them, and work collaboratively to create program and policy recommendations to the stakeholders and at the end of the project.

WAGE project will support a feminist response and recovery from the current impacts of COVID-19, and help to understand the different ways that diverse groups experience child care barriers during the pandemic.

Stages of WAGE Project

Nov-Dec 2021: Lit Review & Sector Scan

  • Literature review and contacting organizations to find existing research/data on the topic.

Mar-Jul 2022: Community Consultations

  • Listening and building ongoing relationships with racialized mothers and educators across Ontario.

Aug - Jan 2023: Working Group

  • Collaboratively working to create program and policy recommendations to child care stakeholders and the government with the leadership of racialized women from the WAGE Project.


Read the full slide deck to learn more about the stages of this project.


On the main page, check out the digital stories that center the voices of racialized mothers and educators.