The bottom line:
Working families lack access to affordable and accessible childcare spaces
The cost of existing spaces keeps rising.
COVID-19 has worsened the childcare crisis by forcing many parents to work from home while taking on unpaid childcare and teaching responsibilities.
Parents are juggling these duties while also dealing with an unexpected job loss or reduced work time.
Women have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic and its economic effects.
We need universal childcare in Canada, and it is time for the federal government to act!