News Topics: Child Care


PIRS Pop-up Childminding Social Enterprise

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society is launching a social enterprise called Pop Up Child Care. The intention is to train and employ immigrant women to work as childminders in childminding and childcare settings. If you are running a program that needs quality childminding set up to support the program, give their MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Childhood and Children’s Rights in Federal Minister Mandate Letters

Last week, the Prime Minister of Canada released ministerial mandate letters to guide the work of federal cabinet ministers. UNICEF Canada analyzed the ministerial mandate letters and outlined key policy priorities that will improve child and youth well-being in Canada and around the world. To mark the start of a new parliament, a new MORE


Child Care Search Portal

FASTFORWARD Child Care is a recent project of Canadian Union of Postal Workers and is managed by Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. It provides a web portal for people to find all licensed and registered child care and preschool programs where they live. The web portal also includes resources on supporting MORE

Campaigns and Issues

#DoneWaiting Campaign

The #DoneWaiting campaign calls for urgent actions to address inequitable living situations for women in Canada. One goal is to end wage discrimination. Women’s wages shouldn’t come at a discount, but the gender pay gap in Canada hasn’t improved in decades. In fact, for many women it’s getting worse. Another MORE

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National Child Day

Yesterday was National Child Day, also known as World Children’s Day. National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children, and this year we are also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child MORE


Tri-Cities Child Care Action Plans Survey

The Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody (the Tri-Cities) are working together to assess the needs for child care in their respective communities.  A key part of the process involves hearing the views of parents and guardians (both current and future planning) on child care issues and priorities. MORE


BCACCS Resource Centre Cultural Kits

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) has nine cultural kits in their Resource Centre on the topics of salmon, bear, eagle, raven, coyote, owl, canoe, drum, and cedar. In developing the kits, they chose to include a mix of resources to support teaching and learning from an Indigenous perspective, highlighting the MORE