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Canada-Alberta Canada-Wide Agreement and related documents

The Canada-Alberta Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement was signed on November 15th, 2021. 

Federal government press release
$10-a-day child care for families in Alberta
Office of the Prime Minister, 15 November 2021

Provincial press release
Federal-provincial child care agreement
Government of Alberta, 15 November 2021

Community responses

Child Care advocates welcome Canada-Alberta child care agreement and call on Ontario and New Brunswick governments to join effort to build Canada-wide system of early learning and child care
Child Care Now, 15 November 2021

Child Care Now Alberta celebrates the Canada-Alberta child care agreement and looks forward to learning the details needed for implementation
Child Care Now - Alberta, 15 November 2021

Media coverage

Ottawa, Alberta reach deal for 'affordable, quality child care,' province says
CBC News, 15 November 2021

Trudeau, Kenney ink child-care deal for Alberta
CTV News, 15 November 2021

Parents, critics question slow-moving child care deal between UCP and Ottawa
CTV News, 4 November 2021

Calgary's new mayor wants a child care deal with feds if Alberta doesn't strike one
Power and Politics, 19 October 2021

Local child care centre advocating for federal subsidy
High River Online, 17 October 2021

Alberta minister blames feds for not striking child-care deal before federal election call
CBC News, 15 August 2021

What the feds’ child care program would mean for Alberta
The Sprawl, 13 August 2021

Opinion: Alberta leaves mothers with case of childcare FOMO
Edmonton Journal, 11 August 2021

Alberta pushes for child care funding, Ottawa says it still needs province’s action plan
CTV News, 6 August 2021

Alberta premier demands federal child-care deal with no strings attached
CBC News, 6 August 2021

Local childcare providers, Alberta NDP call for greater sustained funding
My Grande Prairie Now, 25 July 2021

Chrystia Freeland speaks with Edmonton moms about universal child-care program
CTV News, 21 July 2021

Calgary councillor proposing city solutions for affordable child care
Global News, 20 July 2021

Alberta parents could save thousands under federal $10-a-day child-care plan, new data shows
CBC News, 20 July 2021

'It would be life-changing': Advocates push for Alberta to sign on to $10/day federal child care program
CTV News, 14 July 2021

Alberta negotiating child-care funding as Nova Scotia becomes second province to strike deal with Ottawa
Edmonton Journal, 13 July 2021

Opinion: Federal child-care plan an opportunity that Alberta can't miss
Edmonton Journal, 10 July 2021

Conversations continue over whether Alberta will sign on to federal child-care program
Global News, 9 July 2021

Advocacy and policy tools

Roadmap to a quality early learning and child care system in Alberta
Canadian Child Care Federation, Child Care Now, The Muttart Foundation & YMCA of Northern Alberta, 29 November 2021
The Alberta’s Roadmap identifies and explores four key elements to building a robust and responsive child care system: ideas and vision; public policy, planning, and management; financing and; workforce development and support. The roadmap highlights that transition away from a child care market towards a more publicly funded, planned and managed early learning and child care system in Alberta will require new public policy, new models of service governance, planning and management and new financing models.

Alberta child care agreement - What's next?
Child Care Now, 2 December 2021, 7:00-8:000 pm MST
Child Care Now Alberta will be hosting a webinar to discuss what the recently signed early learning and child care agreement means for Albertans. The webinar features national child care policy expert and Child Care Now's Executive Director, Morna Ballantyne, as well as Child Care Now Alberta's Chair, Susan Cake and panelists from Alberta's child care sector. 

Tell Premier Jason Kenney and Minister Rebecca Schulz to sign the agreement
Child Care Now - Alberta, 29 September 2021

Previous Early Learning and Child Care Bilateral Agreements

Wed, 12/01/2021