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National Advisory Council on Early Learning & Child Care

For Canadian families, high-quality, affordable child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. That’s why the Government of Canada is building a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, to ensure that all families have access to affordable, inclusive and high-quality child care no matter where they live. The system is being developed with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners.


In support to this commitment, the Government of Canada is creating the National Advisory Council on Early learning and Child Care.


Today, I launched the call for applications for this new advisory council. The Council will play an overarching and active role in representing the early learning and child care sector. It will also provide third-party expert advice and a forum for consultation on issues and challenges related to early learning and child care. The Council will include 12 to 14 members, including two co-chairpersons, who reflect Canada’s geographic, cultural, linguistic and socio-economic diversity and will include experts from across the early learning and child care sector.


If you are interested in being part of the Council, please consult the applicant guide, which provides more information on eligibility and the steps to submit your application. The deadline to apply is September 28, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.


I invite you to read the announcement and to share this exciting opportunity with your colleagues and networks.


If you have any questions about this call for applications, please send an email to [email protected]



The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen

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