It’s true. There are enough licensed child care spaces in Canada for just 28% of children ages 0-5. But the demand for child care for children in that age range is more than double that.
All this forces parents to take extraordinary steps:
- Getting on waiting lists, even when there are fees applied to get on those lists.
- Putting their kids in unlicensed spaces.
- Relying on family for child care.
- And of course, paying more out-of-pocket once a space does open up.
Canada needs a progressive and fully funded plan to make affordable, accessible and safe child care a reality for Canadian parents. Join the call for action by sharing this image and website.