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  OTTAWA—With 48 per cent of younger children living in postal codes that have a shortage of licensed child care spaces, the next phase of Canada’s $10-a-day child care plan must significantly ramp up expansion, says a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Alors qu’une vague de services de garde à l’enfance à 10 $ par jour déferle au Canada, on se bute à une pierre d’achoppement majeure : il n’y a tout simplement pas suffisamment de places en garderie pour répondre à la demande.
Click here to read the full report. As $10-a-day child care is rolling out across Canada, one of the major remaining stumbling blocks is that there simply aren’t enough child care spaces to meet the demand.
Dans ce qui promet d’être une transformation historique de la prestation des services de garde à l’enfance au Canada, le gouvernement fédéral finance un nouveau plan pancanadien de services de garde universellement accessibles en vertu duquel les frais de garde seront réduits de 50 % d’ici la fin de 2022 et ramenés à une moyenne de 10 $ par jour par enfant dans tous les services de garde réglementés d’ici 2025. 
Ce rapport est disponible en français ici. Are child care fees across Canada on course to decline by 50 per cent by the end of this year? This report assesses which provinces and territories are on track to meet these ambitious targets and which ones might fall behind. 
OTTAWA—Child care fees Canada-wide are on track to drop quickly for the rest of 2022, but differences in how provinces and territories plan to meet the federal government’s fee reduction targets mean some are not likely to reach them, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). 
OTTAWA—Parents in some cities could be in line to save tens-of-thousands of dollars annually under a proposed national child care plan, according to a new city-by-city savings analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). 
Options for the Creation of an Affordable Licensed Child Care Program in Manitoba provides important data and analysis to create equity in child care fees, which is one pragmatic first step towards the creation of a quality, universal, public child care program in Manitoba and Canada. In spite of the Manitoba child care program having maximum per diem rates for licensed care that are among the lowest in the country, 24 per cent of families using child care in Manitoba are paying more than 10 per cent of their after-tax/disposable family income on licensed care.
This report provides the third installment in a series of papers that track the gap between Indigenous children and other children in Canada, using the after-tax Low-Income Measure (LIM-AT). That snapshot provides a disturbing picture of child poverty in Canada: one where First Nations children are far and away the most marginalized and economically disadvantaged. Tracking Indigenous child poverty and non-Indigenous child poverty trends between Census 2006 and Census 2016, it’s clear that these differences have not markedly changed over that 10-year period.
Every year since 2014, the CCPA has surveyed child care fees in order to assess which Canadian cities are the most and least affordable for parents. This year’s survey does that and more: a special set of questions was added to understand some of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on regulated child care.

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