Feds providing $625M funding to support child care for returning workers
This investment means the federal government will invest almost $1.2 billion to support child care in 2020-2021
OTTAWA — The federal government has announced $625 million in federal support for Canada’s child care sector to help ensure parents’ gradual return to work.
Along with the agreements under the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework, this investment means the feds will invest almost $1.2 billion to support child care in 2020-2021, a 67% increase over the next highest year in history, 2005-2006, when $700 million were announced.
Ahmed Hussen, minister of Families, Children and Social Development, said in a statement, “The availability of affordable, high-quality and flexible child care will be key to ensuring Canadian parents can return to work and our economy can recover from this crisis. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the child care sector to ensure all Canadian families will have access to the quality child care they need.”