This report describes a British Columbia consultation on the future of child care in the province.
The consultation involved receiving feedback on a discussion paper covering various child care issues & proposals for measures to make the child care system more affordable & accessible.
The report summarizes findings of the consultation with regard to the following themes: the urgency of the child care issue; the need for a publicly funded child care system; opinions regarding the discussion paper proposals; spending & investment in child care in the early years; affordability; accessibility; quality of care provided; and miscellaneous issues such as public awareness & support for parents.
Contents: v. 1. The relationship between homelessness and the health, social services and criminal justice systems : a review of the literature -- v. 2. A profile, policy review and analysis of homelessness in British Columbia -- v. 3. The costs of homelessness in British Columbia -- v. 4. Background report : a profile and policy review of homelessness in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Alberta