Alberta Mirror

Monday, December 4, 2023

Ottawa, Alberta reach an agreement for ‘cheap, quality child care,’ region states.

Key takeaways: 

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Jason Kenney to declare details of the deals Monday. 
  • The agreement is of ‘cheap, quality child care.’ 

Details of the agreement to be announced on Monday: 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenny are anticipated to declare details of a child-care deal Monday morning. 

An agreement for “affordable, quality child care” has been reached, the region said in a press release Sunday evening. 

Trudeau. along with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould will be connected by Kenney and Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould, at a press conference in Edmonton scheduled to start at 10 30 am MT on Monday. 

Ottawa declared $30B over five years and $8.3B ongoings with the target to make a quality and cheap child-care system as part of this year’s budget, disclosed the previous year. 

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‘A Game transformer’ 

The federal budget specifies any current project must meet three bases: 

  • Funds should go essentially to non-profit early studying centres. 
  • Funds should pay for the training of early boyhood educators. 
  • The money should be spent to bisect average child care fees by the end of 2022 and lower child-care prices to an average of $10 per day by 2026. 

While she was not enlightened of details of the deal ahead of Monday’s news conference, Nicki Dublenko, chair of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta, said $10-a-day child care would be transformational. 

“That in itself is a game-changer as there are people, typically women, that want to work, but they just can’t manage it, especially with various children. All of their pay is going towards child care,” Dublenko said.  Source –

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