Gender Equality​

Child Care

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). 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

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.

Unequal Impacts of COVID-19 & Towards a More Equal Recovery

Plans and Reports


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


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