Reimagining Care/Work Policies


We will be hosting or collaborating on several events throughout the RC/W research program. Learn more about our research, advocacy work, and events here, or join our mailing list.

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Who Owns Child Care? Who Should Own Child Care?

This symposium took place on April 4th and 5th 2024 at the University of Manitoba and explored the issues and challenges associated with the delivery of non-profit, for-profit, and public child care.

Learning Across Borders: What can Canada Learn from Danish Early Childhood Education and Care?

On May 31st, 2023, we collaborated with Martha Friendly and the Childcare Resource and Research Unit to host a group of child care community members to learn from and exchange views with a delegation of four Danish municipal child care officials.

What’s Next for Early Learning and Child Care?

This four-part webinar series was a follow-up to the What Now for Child Care? two-day policy symposium that took place in Ottawa June 9-10, 2022. It discussed the rollout of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care agreements (CWELCC) and looked at what must be done to build a system of accessible, affordable, inclusive and high quality early learning and child care that supports all children and families.

Congress/CSA 2023

Our team organized two panels at CSA:

Reimagining Care/Work Policies for Diverse Canadian Families

Care is Not a Tally Sheet: Reflections on the Care/Work Portrait as a Method for Rethinking and Remaking the Field of Gender Division of Domestic Labour

What Now for Child Care?

What Now for Child Care? was a two-day policy symposium that gathered over 60 researchers, Indigenous experts, advocates, policy makers and child care sector stakeholders from across Canada in an in-person event in Ottawa June 9–10, 2022. We collaborated with the Childcare Resource and Research Unit and Child Care Now to organize the event.