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This short video highlights the absurdity of the current situation faced by families in Canada. As it stands now, the majority of parents must rely on a patchwork of largely unregulated childcare, with no guarantee of quality.   

Parents often scramble to find a spot, and must sometimes rely on family, friends and a host of other inadequate solutions. Even when families are fortunate enough to find a licensed child care spot, it can cost them nearly a quarter of their take-home pay. In fact, child care costs in Canada are among the highest in the word.   

The current situation is unacceptable and PSAC is asking members and the broader public to add their voice to our call for Justin Trudeau to take action.  

October 31, 2018

This short video highlights the absurdity of the current situation faced by families in Canada. As it stands now, the majority of parents must rely on a patchwork of largely unregulated childcare, with no guarantee of quality.   

Parents often scramble to find a spot, and must sometimes rely on family, friends and a host of other inadequate solutions. Even when families are fortunate enough to find a licensed child care spot, it can cost them nearly a quarter of their take-home pay. In fact, child care costs in Canada are among the highest in the word.   

The current situation is unacceptable and PSAC is asking members and the broader public to add their voice to our call for Justin Trudeau to take action

October 31, 2018

People with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) can suffer debilitating physical symptoms when exposed to chemicals in the environment that have no effect on most people.

The video explains what MCS is, its impact on workers with MCS and the employer’s duty to accommodate.

June 2, 2016

What could childcare look like in 2020, if our federal and provincial governments actually invested in a universal and affordable system?

  • Parents could drop their children at inviting childcare centres that provide educational and culturally-relevant programs.
  • Home daycare providers could earn decent wages and network together to share skills and experiences.
  • Women could participate fully in the workforce, knowing that their children are in nurturing and safe environments.
  • And families of all stripes could begin saving for their children’s post-secondary education and their own retirements, free from the burden of the “double mortgage years.”

Comprehensive universal childcare for the next generation. That is the vision of Childcare 2020.

As it stands, the majority of parents must rely on a patchwork of largely unregulated childcare, with no guarantee of quality. The cost of childcare presents a crushing burden for most families, with fees as high as $1,800 a month for a one-year old in major cities such as Toronto and Ottawa.

The Conservative government has chosen a “Leave it To Beaver” approach, offering families the equivalent of a toonie per day to pay for childcare, couching it in the language of “choice.” The reality is that the costs are so high right now, that many women have no choice but to leave the workforce until their kids are in school.

Watch our Childcare 2020 video for a glimpse into what the future could hold if the federal government invested in a national childcare system. 

November 14, 2014

Cuts to Canada's Employment Insurance Program are making it harder to help our most vulnerable, reduce inequality, protect seasonal workers and ensure a more fair and prosperous future for our country. This video highlights the decline of the EI program over the last 25 years.

 

 

June 17, 2014

This video explains how the Public Service Alliance of Canada works. 

May 29, 2014

For many families, child care is the second highest expense after housing. The average cost per child is $30 to $80 a day, or over $1,000 a month. 

That’s challenging enough – yet there are also families who can’t access quality, regulated childcare. Wait lists are notoriously long. That’s because there are only enough regulated spaces for about 19 percent of children aged 0 to 12 years. Yet almost 70 percent of mothers with children under the age of five years are working.

We are ALL Affected by the lack of affordable, quality child care. Let’s Rethink Child Care!

May 5, 2014
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