- Anti-Racist Organizational Change: Resources & Tools for Non-Profits
- Calgary Alliance for the Common Good – We Take Action
- Calgary Anti-Racism Education (CARED)
- Calgary Foundation: Resources for Personal Learning
- Calgary Public Library: Race & Social Equity Resources
- Community Development Learning Intiative (CDLI) – Anti-Racism and Decolonization
- Community Wise Resource Centre AROC Tools and Resources
- SWCRC Anti Racism Resource Kit
- Vibrant Communities Calgary: Use Your Privilege to Leverage (video)
- White Supremacy Culture
Child Care Now Alberta webinar on what it means for Alberta to sign a federal child care agreement – Dec 2021 (YouTube link)
Still Unaffordable for Low-Income Families? In Alberta’s new child care system, out-of-pocket fee reductions are smaller for lower-income families (an ECELC brief, Dec 2021)
From the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA): What Do We Know So Far?
$10/Day Childcare Finally Coming to Alberta (Women’s Centre blog post)
$10-a-day child care for families in Alberta: Press release by the Government of Canada
Government of Alberta Outline of the Federal-Provincial Child Care Agreement
Child Care advocates welcome Canada-Alberta child care agreement and call on Ontario and New Brunswick governments to join effort to build Canada-wide system of early learning and child care (Child Care Now press release)
The $30B child-care challenge: building a new program from the ground up
Ottawa, Alberta reach deal for $10-a-day child care
‘Early Christmas gift’: Parents, child care groups relieved by Alberta, Ottawa child care deal
New Alberta child-care policy helping fill a gap in rural communities
NEW! Calculating the Cost of Child Care in Alberta, an interactive tool, is part of a larger collaborative body of work examining affordability in early learning and child care, including a detailed blog post and a podcast available on the Business Council of Alberta’s website as well as briefs on the recent changes to Alberta’s subsidies and child care fee trends in Edmonton and Calgary, produced by the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care (ECELC).
childcarecanada.org is a comprehensive resource about everything you’d want to know about child care as a social issue – including most recent news updates about $10/day, child care system-building agreements between the federal government and provinces
FAQ about Canada’s historic federal budget 2021 promise – building a Canada-wide, community-based early learning and child care system that will reduce parents’ fees to an average of $10/day and value the work of educators
Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada 2019 is the most recent comprehensive report on the state of child care in the country (published 2020)
Learn About Child Care is a resource developed by the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA) about the importance of quality child care and its value to whole of society
Sounding the Alarm: COVID-19’s impact on Canada’s precarious child care sector – a report on child care fees in large cities in Canada and the impact of COVID-19 on the sector
Alberta lost one in five licensed early childhood educators during 1st year of pandemic, data shows (CBC)
Average hourly wages and annual salary of an early childhood educator in Alberta
“Canada must level up to make childcare more affordable for all” – In a new UNICEF report, Where do rich countries stand on childcare?, Canada ranks a disappointing 22nd out of 41 countries.
- NEW! Roadmap to a Quality Early Learning and Child Care System in Alberta has been developed through collaboration between the Canadian Child Care Federation, Child Care Now, the YMCA of Northern Alberta and the Muttart Foundation, along with lead researcher, Jane Beach. It outlines how the province can realize a comprehensive, high quality ELCC system for children, families and communities as a part of the Canada-wide ELCC system.
- Child Care Now – the national umbrella advocacy organization
- Alberta Chapter of Child Care Now
- The Association of Early Childhood Educators – Take Action page
- Public Interest Alberta (PIA) – $10-a-day child care now!
- The case for universally accessible, high-quality child care – Women’s Centre infographic
Plans and Reports
- Women, work and COVID-19: Priorities for supporting women and the economy, by CCPA, looks at the ongoing impact of COVID-19, evaluates measures taken to respond to needs, and demands fundamental systemic change moving forward.
- A Feminist Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the Economy Work for Everyone, by the YWCA and the Institute for Gender and the Economy, offers an 8-point plan to tackle systemic barriers and improve economic security for women, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people.
- A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Human Rights Approach, by FAFIA and the YWCA, argues that Canada’s path to a meaningful COVID-19 recovery must include an intersectional feminist and human rights lens.
- Resetting Normal is series of reports on gender equality and the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Resetting Normal: Women, Decent Work and Canada’s Fractured Care Economy explores the pandemic’s impact on women’s work and care work and has recommendations for rebuilding our economy while enhancing justice, equity, and inclusion.
- Recovery through Equality: Developing an Inclusive Action Plan for Women in the Economy, by CCPA, CWF and ONN, argues that centering marginalized women and focusing on initiatives in fragile women-majority sectors – many of them undervalued care sectors — can provide women with the broadest and deepest pandemic economic recovery.
Media and Opinion
There is one way to build a Canada-wide child-care system: Fund the services
Gendered Pandemic Response Needed to Address Specific Needs of Indigenous Women
Alberta Recovery Plan Requires More Support for All Albertans
Canada’s economic stability hinges on an equitable recovery for women
National childcare system is crucial for recovery and rebuilding
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Understanding the impact of COVID-19 is a 2021 study that shows that Calgarians living in low income have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experiences of discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic – Statistics Canada report on their crowdsourcing initiative to gather Canadians’ experiences of discrimination
The Impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples – Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the Native Women’s Association of Canada
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada – Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by FAFIA and Dr. Pamela Palmater
Poverty Pandemic Watch: The Effects of Poverty During COVID-19 – A report from the national advocacy organization Canada Without Poverty
Left behind: Two decades of economic progress for single mothers at risk of being wiped out – Analysis from Behind the Numbers, CCPA’s blog
Tracking women’s economic recovery – Analysis from Behind the Numbers, CCPA’s blog
The startling impact of COVID-19 on immigrant women in the workforce
Racialized and Indigenous workers are bearing the brunt of pandemic job loss
Canada’s she-cession: COVID-19, care work and the decline of the service sector
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