Lack of affordable child care major factor in child poverty

Nov 23, 2012

While there are a myriad of contributing factors to child poverty, the cost of child care is a major issue for families and often has ripple effects: If a parent can’t secure it, it’s unlikely he or she can sustain sufficient and meaningful employment.

“We know from Quebec’s experience that the plan starts to pay for itself after 12 years,” said Sharon Gregson of the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. “Affordable child care supports families to go to work and go to school. What we need is the political will to deal with child poverty in this province by implementing the $10-a-day child care plan.”

For more information on the plan being proposed by the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (that is gaining huge community support) click here.

To read the complete article in the Globe and Mail, click here.

To learn about a National Report Card on child poverty just  released by Campaign 2000, click here.

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