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Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement

The Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement was signed on August 13, 2021.

The Agreement and Action Plan are available online.

Federal and provincial press release

$10 a day child care for families in Saskatchewan
Government of Canada, 13 August 2021

Provincial press release

$10 a day child care for families in Saskatchewan
Government of Saskatchewan, 13 August 2021

Updates and next steps

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announce wage increase for early childhood educators
Government of Saskatchewan, 3 November 2021

Community responses

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announce wage increase for early childhood educators
Government of Saskatchewan, 3 November 2021

Advocates celebrate Saskatchewan child care agreement and vow federal election will not end the building of a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
Child Care Now, 15 August 2021

Canada-Saskatchewan ELCC Agreement has been signed!
Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association, 16 August 2021

Advocates score a major win with a hat trick for child care in Saskatchewan: workers, families, and children are the winners!
Child Care Now Saskatchewan, 13 August 2021

Media coverage

Note: Media coverage is listed from most recent to oldest.

Sask. aims to license child care homes to fill labour gap
Saskatoon Star Phoenix, 9 May 2022

Sask government adding 28,000 child care spots
Western Standard, 3 April 2022

Providers and parents struggle to navigate Saskatchewan child care regime
Global News, 2 April 2022

1,202 New child care spaces coming to 21 Saskatchewan communities
Government of Saskatchewan, 16 March 2022

Waitlists at licensed daycares growing as new childcare grants come into effect
CTV News, 9 February 2022

Sask. child care centres gear up for affordability plan
Regina Leader Post, 3 January 2022

Saskatchewan allocates 601 regulated child care spaces in 20 communities
Global News, 6 December 2021

Sask., feds take first step toward alleviating child care costs
The Star Phoenix, 19 November 2021

Wage increases planned for child-care workers in Saskatchewan
Northeast Now, 3 November 2021

What the federal election could do to Saskatchewan’s recent child care agreement
Global News, 19 August 2021

'Feels like Christmas morning': $1.1B in federal funds confirmed for Sask. child care just days before expected writ drop
Regina Leader Post, 14 August 2021

Video: Federal and Saskatchewan Governments announce child-care agreement
CPAC, 13 August 2021

$10-a-day child care coming to Sask. by 2025-26: feds, province
CTV News, 13 August 2021

Saskatchewan signs up for federal government’s $10-a-day child care plan
The Globe and Mail, 13 August 2021

Sask. 'on cusp' of reaching billion-dollar child care deal: minister
The Star Phoenix, 12 August 2021

Sask. education minister says child care agreement with feds may come later this week 
CBC News, 11 August 2021

Sask. hopeful to reach a deal with Ottawa on child care plan
CTV News, 11 August 2021

Editorial: Refusing to take questions is lazy, entitled governance
​​Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 23 July 2021

Sask. NDP puts pressure on government to partner with Ottawa on child care
CBC News, 16 July 2021

Peiris: Sask. government should realize benefit of federal daycare plan
The Star Phoenix, 11 May 2021

Advocacy and policy tools

Building a child care system in Saskatchewan: Pathways and pitfalls in policy implementation
Johnson Shoyama - Graduate School of Public Policy, 23 March 2022, 12:00–1:30pm CDT

Roadmap to a quality early learning and child care system in Saskatchewan
Child Care Now, 8 November 2021

Other Early Learning and Child Care Agreements

Canada – Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement - 2017-2020

Canada – Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement - 2020-2021

Thu, 04/07/2022