Two pieces of good news!
First, we’re thrilled to launch the 2016 edition of the $10aDay Plan! It’s still the Plan you know and support – updated to reflect the new federal context and the unstoppable enthusiasm for the Plan across BC. Click here to read the new Plan on-line or reply to this email if you’d like a hard copy mailed.
This 2016 edition is a great tool for extending our reach to more communities, more families and more decision-makers. Once people know there’s a real solution to BC’s childcare crisis they are eager to support the $10aDay Plan.
And, for those who can make a one-time donation to the $10aDay campaign, or make a monthly donation, we’ll send a priceless $10aDay fridge magnet for your collection!! Click here to donate please!
The second piece of good news is that the new federal government’s first budget committed $500 million in 2017/2018 to support early learning and child care for Canadian families. Importantly, the budget stated unequivocally that quality, affordable child care is more than a convenience – it’s a necessity. How refreshing to see this acknowledgement!
The new federal funds will support the establishment of a National Framework on Early Learning and Child Care with $100 million dedicated to on-reserve child care. Recognizing that every province has responded to family’s needs in different ways, the Framework will be a joint effort this year between the federal government, provinces, territories, and Indigenous peoples.
In BC we will need to ensure new federal funds are spent to create quality, affordable childcare… in other words…the $10aDay Plan.
That’s where you can also help. Collectively, we must keep up the pressure by helping our elected Members of the Legislature (MLAs) recognize that support for the $10aDay Plan represents 2 million British Columbians and is still growing. Over the next year, we’ll be calling on you to visit or email your MLA to make sure they know how important the $10aDay Plan is for your family, employer and community. And, please continue to have your friends, co-workers and family members sign the $10aDay petition by sending them this link - sign the petition.
Finally, a sincere thank you to all supporters of the $10aDay campaign across BC and Canada - together we have a Plan to win!