Reimagining Care/Work Policies


Read about the behind the scenes work, and get to know all our amazing team as we share some of their stories, news, and work with you.

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Martha Friendly Awarded the Order of Canada as an Officer for propelling the importance of child care not only for the benefits it accrues to children, but also for its necessity for Canadian families, and particularly for women’s equality

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In the News — May 23, 2024

Peter Moss publishes book on Early Childhood in the Anglosphere

Written by two leading international experts, Early Childhood in the Anglosphere offers a unique comparison of early childhood education and care services, and parenting leave, across seven high-income Anglophone countries. Peter Moss and Linda Mitchell explore what these systems have in common, including the dominance of ‘childcare’ services, widespread privatisation and marketisation, and weak parenting leave. They highlight the substantial failings of these systems, and the causes and consequences of these failings.

In the News — May 3, 2024

Families Count 2024

The Vanier Institute’s new resource explores three decades of change, continuity, and complexity among families in Canada. Released during the International Year of the Family’s 30th anniversary, Families Count 2024 provides statistical portraits of families in Canada, highlights trends over time, and offers insights on what it all means for families and family life.

In the News — February 1, 2024

Is $10 daycare in trouble?

Martha Friendly discusses the growing pains confronting affordable daycare in this CBC Podcast.

In the News — January 29, 2024

Are people taking enough time away from work?

Karen Foster discusses workload, vacation time, and employee performance.

In the News — January 25, 2024

The effects of working multiple jobs on mental health and family life

Sylvia Fuller tells BC Today host Michelle Eliot about how the constant juggling of multiple jobs can lead to negative consequences.

In the News — January 15, 2024

Martha Friendly on the working conditions of ECEs

Martha Friendly is featured on CBC News to discuss the importance of better wages and working conditions to recruit and retain workers needed to expand the child-care system.

In the News — December 6, 2023

Canada’s use of child care increasing, but many parents still face issues

Susan Prentice is featured on Global News on the realities of child care in Canada

In the News — December 5, 2023

Gordon Cleveland and Susan Prentice on the shortage of child care spaces in Canada

A new report from Statistics Canada says child care was more affordable across the country in 2023, but parents are having a harder time finding it. Meanwhile, the proportion of parents who reported having difficulty finding available child care increased to 62 per cent in 2023 from 53 per cent in 2019.

In the News — September 23, 2023

Our team members comment on Canada’s 50 year fight for Child Care

Canada’s launch of a national child care system shows what it takes to improve child care across a country.

In the News — September 15, 2023

Susan Prentice on the shortage of child care spaces in Manitoba

Susan Prentice is featured on Global News to discuss the supply and demand on child care centres in Manitoba.

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