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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

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The benefits of a public child care program go further than you think

When it comes to important economic programs, most people wouldn’t put child care at the top of their list, but that’s starting to change. We’ve known for years that quality child care programs can return more than $2 in benefits for every $1 invested, primarily as a...

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Kitchen table conversations and the Rethink campaign

Vicky Smallman is the Women’s and Human Rights director of the Canadian Labour Congress. She was recently in Sengeal, West Africa where she spoke about the Rethink campaign at an International Trade Union Confederation...

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Her Story is A Shared One!

Christina is a member of CUPE 2204 and is the mother of two children and an early childhood educator. She lives in Ottawa and works in a community-based child care centre. Needless to say she did not earn a fantastic income. Neither does her blue collar worker...

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