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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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Learn the Issues

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


A Grandmothers Story – from Saskatchewan

  My daughter is a single parent. I live in Saskatchewan and she lives in Manitoba.  Every Wednesday my daughter is required to work an extended shift until 7:00 p.m.  The after school program my grand-daughter attends is only open until 5pm. This means my...

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Photo: "Yesterday's Auction Find", Yellow House

The more things change the more they stay the same

Looking back over the past 20 years we have witnessed huge changes in our society from technology to food. There is however one notable exception – child care. For three members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers the more things change the more they stay the...

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Photo: Lay Down & Look Up, Jason L. Parks

What would you do with $926 a month?

That’s the average amount of money parents spend for each child they have in child care according to the Rethink Calculator. We asked parents to tell us how child care affected them in their work, community, or family life.  The good news is many wrote passionately...

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