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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is an early childhood education and child care (ECEC) policy research institute with a mandate to further ECEC policy and programs in Canada.

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The G20 and gender equality: How the G20 can advance women's rights in employment, social protection and fiscal policies 16 Jul 2014 | International
New report from Oxfam calls on the G20 to assess its agenda and act on its commitments to women’s rights and gender equality. Oxfam reports that Canada's progress on gender equality has slowed to a halt and notes that "a key issue affecting women's participation is the absence of a national child care system".
Draft 2015-2018 capital plan 16 Jul 2014 | British Columbia
City of Vancouver's draft capital plan includes $30 million for child care, with a target of 1000 new spaces. Child care was named as one of the top 3 priority areas though public consultations.
Child Care Modernization Act reintroduced as Bill 10 16 Jul 2014 | Ontario
The government of Ontario has reintroduced the Child Care Modernization Act and revised the preamble to state that, "meeting the early learning and child care needs of families requires collaboration and partnership across all levels of government. The Government of Canada needs to play a key role in supporting greater access to quality child care and early years services in Ontario."
Early years: Valuable ends and effective means 16 Jul 2014 | Europe
Report from the UK economic thinktank Centre Forum brings together contributors from academic and community organizations. The authors argue that despite a "rapid expansion of policy interventions", UK's ECEC still suffers from a "complex and confusing policy landscape".
A guide to balancing work and caregiving obligations: Collaborative approaches for a supportive and well-performing workplace 9 Jul 2014 | Canada
In light of the Federal Court of Appeal's Johnstone ruling, the Canadian Human Rights Commission has developed a guide that "offers employers and employees practical tips on what to do when an employee’s family caregiving and work responsibilities come into conflict."

Many social programs support families, but child care is the backbone of them all.

— National Council of Welfare, Preschool Children: Promises to Keep , 1999

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