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NUPGE National Executive Board was joined with Bea Bruske, CLC President and Siobhan Vipond, CLC Executive Vice-President to show support for increasing child care spaces across the country! Sign the petition: https://childcarenow.ca/dots-for-spots-day-petition/  

Ottawa (30 Nov. 2022) — For decades, Canadians have called for high-quality child care for all.

In 2021, the federal government announced it would spend $30 billion over the next 5 years to reduce parent fees dramatically and significantly increase the number of licensed programs. 

Good news: Fees have been reduced. 

Bad news: Demand for affordable licensed child care spots outstrips supply. 

The main obstacle to expanding licensed child care is a shortage of early childhood educators and other child care staff. It’s a problem that governments must fix urgently: better pay means better quality and better access.

That's just one of the reasons, Child Care Now, Canada's national child care advocacy coalition, has called for a Day of Action to pressure governments to improve the state of child care across the country. The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a member of the coalition. 

You can find out more here: https://childcarenow.ca/ 

photo of NUPGE NEB, Bea Bruske, CLC President
NUPGE National Executive Board and CLC President Bea Bruske and CLC Exec VP Siobhan Vipond showing support for the Child Care Day of Action!