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Too many families are struggling to find child care. Others worry about the quality of care they have. Most of us are left patching together child care we can afford.

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Who we are

We represent more than three million working people across Canada. We know that too many families are struggling to find decent child care and are scrambling to piece together care they can afford. It doesn’t have to be this way. We want to put child care back on the agenda. This campaign is a result of the enthusiastic group effort of Canadian unions and childcare advocates.

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Young families are squeezed on all sides. Today’s young mothers and fathers need to work harder and longer than did their parents, while erosion of Canada’s social safety net has left them struggling to survive.

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What We've Been Working On

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Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report exposes dramatic flaws in Harper child care policy

CUPE– We have dropped down a rabbit hole of bad policy on child care. The Parliamentary budget officer’s report (PBO): How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Child Care and Who Benefits shows that changes to government tax benefits for child care means...

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Imagine: quality child care that all parents can afford

  Child care advocates will participate in a week of action from May 10 to 17, 2015, holding events across the country to celebrate child care as a public good and calling for a system that will provide all families with high quality care they can afford. What...

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CUPE applauds the NDP’s child care plan

The Canadian Union of Public Employees welcomes the NDP’s child care plan as good news for all Canadians. Quality, affordable child care is vital for children, but also for parents, communities and our economy. The NDP is the only party showing leadership on child...

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