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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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Getting less bang for the child care buck – all $6.8 billion of them 15 Oct 2014 | Canada
BRIEFing NOTE by Martha Friendly contrasts Canada's substantial spending on the Child Care Expense Deduction, Universal Child Care Benefit,and potential spending on income splitting with the limited public spending on early childhood education and child care. Friendly critiques demand-side funding methods, saying "Canada is living proof of the failure of these approaches."
NDP childcare plan 15 Oct 2014 | Canada
Thomas Mulcair and the NDP have nailed down the first plank of their 2015 election platform by committing to a national childcare program.
Community reaction to NDP's childcare plan 15 Oct 2014 | Canada
Various community organizations across Canada have responded to the NDP's childcare platform. The CRRU has collected a number of these available responses.
Selected submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance pre-budget consultations 2014 15 Oct 2014 | Canada
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance received submissions from 421 Canadian groups and individuals as part of their pre-budget consultations. We've selected some key submissions addressing early childhood education and care.

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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