Last week, Oxfam Canada launched their newest report, Who Cares? Why Canada Needs a Public Child Care System. Child care is one of the most feminized job sectors in Canada and early childhood educators are some of the most undervalued workers, resulting in low retention rates, low levels of job satisfaction and labour shortages. The report outlines affordability, accessibility, and quality as the three key elements of child care reform.
The Report explains why public child care makes sense for many sectors in society, including early childhood educators, gender equality, and economy. They encourage you to become a #ChildCareChampion by pledging your support for the Affordable Child Care for All Plan, contacting your elected officials, or showing your appreciation to a care worker in your life.