Reimagining Care/Work Policies

In this video, Jane Beach (Researcher & Policy Consultant) emphasizes the need for a strong, stable, and qualified workforce to roll out the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care plan. Emphasizing the low wages, poor working conditions, and low rates of job satisfaction historically faced by child care workers, Jane identifies key elements necessary for a comprehensive policy framework, including fair compensation, job security and career progression prospects, and opportunities for professional learning. She also underscores how, as Canada develops a publicly managed and funded child care system, sustained funding is necessary to support the child care workforce, and to ensure a high quality of care for children from coast to coast to coast.