A guide for parents in Canada

How to get involved in the child care community

How do I become more involved in the child care community? What can I do to advocate for quality child care in my community? 

National groups

Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC)
The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC) is a non-profit organization promoting publicly funded child care in Canada by advocating through public education and political action. The CCAAC’s goal is for inclusive, affordable, non-profit, quality child care in Canada to become a progressive family policy that will provide a range of services to children and families.
Canadian Child Care Federation
The Canadian Child Care Federation is a bilingual, member-based, non-profit organization that provides parents, educators and policy makers with capacity building, networking, collaborations and partnerships to support the overall well-being and development of children.

Provincial/Territorial groups

Below you will find the child care and early childhood associations and advocacy organizations in each province/territory. Please visit their websites for information on how you can become more involved with child care in your community. 

NL

Association of Early Childhood Educators Newfoundland and Labrador

PE

Early Childhood Development Association of PEI

NS

Nova Scotia Child Care Association 

NB

Early Childhood Care & Education New Brunswick (ECENB-SEPENB)

QC

l’Association québécoise des centres de la petite enfance (AQCPE)

ON

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario 

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care 

MB

Manitoba Child Care Association 

Child Care Coalition of Manitoba 

SK

Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association 

AB

Alberta Child Care Association 

BC

Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)

West Coast Child Care Resource Centre 

British Columbia Aboriginal Child Care Society 

Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC

NT

No child care specific organizations at this time 

NU

No child care specific organizations at this time 

YK

Yukon Child Care Association 

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