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08
Feb

Child care costs just $10 a day for these B.C. families — and it’s changed their lives

Parents getting the reduced rate as part of the province’s pilot project say they’re less stressed, eating healthier and climbing out of debt. EXCERPTS VANCOUVER—Daycare costs are a major...
08
Feb

Child-care costs 'astronomical' in most of Canada, despite progress in some provinces

Costs have risen faster than inflation in 61% of cities since 2017, study finds EXCERPTS Parents contemplating a move from Montreal to Toronto should prepare to add a zero to the end of their...
08
Feb

Daycare fees dropping in some provinces with help of public policy: study

EXCERPTS OTTAWA -- Daycare fees have dropped - or barely inched up - in some Canadian cities in what might be early signs of the influence of federal child-care money, a new survey says. The fifth annual survey of child...
08
Feb

New report shows concerns with Calgary daycare costs

EXCERPTS CALGARY (660 NEWS) – As Calgary’s economy continues to sputter, childcare costs have levelled off, but some disturbing trends are still present in the industry. According to a childcare fees report authored by...
08
Feb

P.E.I. has some of the lowest child care fees in Canada

Rates lower in Quebec and Manitoba EXCERPTS P.E.I. parents benefit from some of the lowest rates for child care in the country, according to a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy...
08
Feb

'It's very discouraging': Childcare in London scarce and expensive, report says

A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives sheds light on childcare issues facing many parents EXCERPTS For London mom Trish Earhart, navigating the high costs and long wait...
08
Feb

Sask. gets failing grade for childcare policy: report

EXCERPTS A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives gives the state of childcare in Saskatchewan a failing grade, saying outdated policies make accessing licensed care difficult for families, especially...
07
Feb

Developmental milestones: Child care fees in Canada's big cities 2018

Executive Summary It has been five years now since the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives began gathering information on child care fees across Canada. Over four months each year, we conduct approximately 10,000...
07
Feb

Child Care Fees in Canada’s Big Cities 2018

Developmental Milestones: Child care fees in Canada’s big cities 2018 Via the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) This report updates the ranking of the most and least expensive cities for child care in...
07
Feb

Impacting Child Care in Canada

Canada’s Federal Funding for Child Care Positive Impacts on Quality In 2017-2018 the Government of Canada made history, signing bilateral agreements on Early Leaning and Child Care (ELCC) with all provinces and...

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