The Muttart Foundation, the Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association (SECA), the Saskatchewan Leaders’ Caucus and Child Care Now (National), hosted a facilitated discussion with early learning and child care (ELCC) stakeholders in Saskatoon on June 23rd, 2023. The main goals of the discussion with Saskatchewan ELCC stakeholders were two-fold: first, to gather their reflections on the first two years of system building under the Canada-wide agreement; and second, to seek their advice and direction on the priority areas for new policies and investments as part of the pending three-year provincial action plan.
The main findings from the discussions focused on the four main areas of investment outlined under the Canada-wide agreements: affordability, accessibility (service expansion), quality, and inclusion.
This report is a record of these important discussions. This report has been shared with the provincial and federal governments, early learning and child care stakeholders and with the National Advisory Council on Early Learning and Child Care.