Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Call to action: The time is now

On a white background with the animated graphic of an hour glass, text reads "Early childhood education. The time is now." At the bottom right corner is the logo of Child Care Now Nova Scotia.
Event date: 
1 Mar 2022 - 12:00am


Early Learning and Child Care in Nova Scotia continues to operate in a critical state.  Retention and recruitment have been at crisis for years due to a patchwork system that has been subsidized by and built on the backs of Early Childhood Educators (ECEs).

Government promised to develop a compensation framework, outlined in the bilateral agreement and provided vague language in the workforce strategy that both commit to addressing these issues by the end of 2022.

With expansions planned for early Fall and the promise of 9500 new spaces, this promise risks coming too late.

Government must:

  • Raise wages effective immediately
  • Ensure all ECEs have access to benefits and pensions
  • Prioritize all ECEs' access to paid sick leave

Send a letter to our political leaders and let them know that The Time is Now, because there will be no additional child care spaces without additional ECEs.

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Child care in rural Nova Scotia communities

Text reads "Child care in rural Nova Scotia communities" on a pink background.
Online, Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT) NS
Event date: 
10 Mar 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Excerpted from event website

Please join Child Care Now Nova Scotia's webinar, presented in partnership with Child Care Now and funded by the Canadian Women's Foundation, on March 10, 2022 at 6 PM Atlantic Time. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss Nova Scotia's federal-provincial child care agreement in relation to rural child care. For a system of early learning and child care to be truly universal, rural communities must be included. Some of our speakers and panelists include: 

Dr. Christine McLean, Susan Elliott, Nikki Jamieson,Morna Ballantyne

Please invite your friends and colleagues by directing them to this registration page.


March 10, 2022 at 6:00pm - 7pm Atlantic Time (Canada)


Contact name: 
Child Care Now Nova Scotia