On October 3, 2015, Owl's Board of Directors affirmed support for universally accessible, high quality, non-profit, regulated child care.

As part of this mandate, we'll share information on advocacy campaigns that are working towards that goal.

Advocacy Associations and Campaigns

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO)

The AECEO is the professional association for ECEs and its primary purpose is to advocate for respect, recognition and appropriate wages and working conditions for all ECEs.

Current projects

  • Transforming Work in Ontario's Early Years and Child Care Sector (PDF)
    The policy recommendations focus on advancing the early childhood profession as one of the key supports in expanding access to early years and child care programs in Ontario while also enhancing quality.
  • Decent Work Charter (PDF)

Child Care Now

Child Care Now is dedicated to advocating for a publicly funded, inclusive, quality, non-profit child care system. Our organization is non-profit, membership-based and regionally representative.

Current projects

  • The Affordable Child Care for All Plan (PDF)
    Child care for all by 2030 : The Affordable Child Care for All Plan takes a long-term, phased approach to building the solid universal child care system Canada needs. The Plan provides for an increase in Canada’s federal ELCC budget to $1 billion in 2020, and a further increase of $1 billion each year for ten years so as to meet the internationally recommended spending benchmark and achieve the goal of affordable, high-quality, inclusive child care for all across Canada.
    • Focus on improving, affordability, accessibility (expansion), and quality, simultaneously
  • Child Care 2020 

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)

Ontario’s central advocacy group for a universal early childhood education and care system. We want: low fees or no fees for parents; decent work and pay for educators; and an expansion of public and non-profit services.

Formed in 1981, the OCBCC is a member organization comprising local child care centres, national and provincial groups and individuals from all across Ontario. Our members are educators, parents, grandparents, centre directors and trade unionists.

Current projects

Government Relations Advisory

Owl is currently recruiting members to join a new Government Relations Advisory Commitee. This group will provide strategic advice to management and assist in formulating a government relations strategy for Owl Child Care that focusses on advocacy and influencing government child care policies and resources.

To learn more, view the Terms of Reference.

If you are interested in seving in this capacity, contact Lori at lprospero@owlchildcare.org

Government of Canada 

View the links below to read Justin Trudeau's Mandate Letters relating to child care and families.

Mandate Letter- Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Mandate Letter- Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

On October 19, 2015, Canada voted in Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada. Here is an overview of the Liberal Platform with respect to child care and families.

On October 19, 2015, Canada voted in Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada. To learn more about the Liberal Child Care Plan, click here.

Want to find out how much you will qualify for with the new Canada Child Benefit? Click here for details.

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