Manitoba Child Care Program (2013)
WHEREAS: the availability of affordable child care is a key element in reducing and preventing poverty.
Quality child care enhances a green and sustainable economy. Manitoba’s current child care system is inadequate: there is a licensed child care space for only one in five children who needs care; recent numbers show that more than 11,000 children are on the province’s centralized waiting list registry; fees are high and subsidies limited; child care workers’ wages are low, so staffing is often unreliable.
THERE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Green Party supports the establishment of a publicly funded provincial child care program, with the intention that it become a part of any future national child care program. The program will offer affordable, high quality care.