The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has responded with excitement and anticipation to the historic commitment to universal child care outlined in the 2021 federal budget. As an organization that has been working for a universal, publicly funded child care system for 40 years, we have called for transformative public policy to make high quality accessible, affordable and inclusive early learning and child care a reality. We believe that the budget commitments open the way to building – over the short, medium and long term— the universal child care system diverse families in communities across Canada want and need. In the coming days, months and years we will continue to work with community and government colleagues to ensure that this ambitious, essential social program is the best it can be.
This ISSUE fie compiles key documents, responses, media and events and will be updated as we continue to collect relevant resources.