Open letter to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada: There is no time like the present to build a pan-Canadian system of child care

Now is the time to lay the groundwork for the construction of a system of child care, as you promised Canadians in the last federal election. You and other federal ministers have publicly acknowledged the importance and centrality of child care. In fact, the pandemic experience has made it clear to all that child care is essential in bad times and good. What is required now is for the federal government to fund and expand child care as a principal piece of Canada’s social infrastructure going forward.…

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Mothering in Law: Defending Women’s Rights in 2007

This May, NAWL, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, will be hosting Mothering In Law, its biennial national conference. The Conference will take place on Friday, May 11 and Saturday May 12 — Mother’s Day weekend. The conference will provide an opportunity for discussion about policies, programs, and legal reforms that will promote the…

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Childcare Benefits

Child care is of particular importance for Canadian women as almost three quarters of women with young children combine paid work with motherhood; child care, therefore, is what allows women equal access to the workforce. Under Prime Minister Harper’s child care system, women are being denied equal access to the workforce and access to quality…

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Working Together for Women on Parliament Hill

The Coalition for Women’s Equality (CWE) is made up of autonomous equality seeking women’s organizations that came together before the last election to advocate for stable and effective federal mechanisms to achieve women’s equality. Coalition Members include the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), Womenspace, the Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), the…

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Bill C-80 and Related Measures

NAWL’s response to the Department of Health and Welfare’s White Paper, “The Child Benefit: A White Paper on Canada’s New Integrated Child Tax Benefit”. Submitted to the Parliamentary Committee studying Bill C-80. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1992/07/ISBN0929049705.pdf” title=”Bill C-80 and Related Measures “]…

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Women and Tax Policy

This document was a background paper for the NAWL conference on the Feminization of Poverty. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1991/02/ISBN0929049551.pdf” title=”Women and Tax Policy”]…

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A Brief Submitted to the Special Committee on Child Care

To fulfil the Charter’s guarantee of equal protection and benefit of the law, the government must provide child care. Discusses cost-sharing between the provincial and federal governments and gives analysis, with recommendations for improvement regarding funding, unemployment programmes and child care centres.…

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Day Care: Discussion Paper

Explains that women will continue to be seen as “angels in the home” until men shoulder an equal share of the responsibility for raising children. Children must be seen as a collective resource rather than a woman’s burden. Examines the evolution of the day care system, and offers suggestions for improvement.…

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