Women’s economic security is central to ensuring their equal participation in the Canadian economy and society. As educators, one of the key lenses through which we experience this relationship between economic security and equal participation is child care. Although the benefits of investing in quality, affordable, and accessible child care have been well established, Canada continues trail our international counterparts on this issue. Investing in universal, accessible, regulated, and publicly funded child care can not only ensure that children receive outstanding care, but also can improve women’s economic security and promote equal participation by facilitating their ability to pursue career goals.
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