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Without child care, it’s impossible to help families out of poverty or help newcomers settle

Martha Friendly,
founder and Executive Director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
THE FACTS

76% of Canadian women participate in the labour force compared to an OECD average of 64%

(OECD, 2013)

The increase in the percentage of working women has been responsible for 1/3 of Canadian economic growth over the past 50 years

(Statistics Canada, 2016)

The median cost of full-time child care across Canada ranges from a low of $152 per month in Quebec to a high of $677 in Ontario

(Statistics Canada, 2014)

The impact of $7-a-day child care in Quebec shows that women’s labour force participation is 8 to 12% higher than it would have otherwise been

(Fortin, Godbout & St-Cerny, 2012)

Canada’s public spending on early childhood education is (between 0.2% and 0.34% of GDP) less than half the OECD average

(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2014)