Amount of money the federal government has committed to providing to provinces and territories through 2026 as part of the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework, designed to bring $10/day childcare to Canadians.
The estimated potential number of childcare spaces Canada could be short by 2026 to meet increased demand, even with the number of spaces each provincial and territorial government has so far committed to creating.
32,000 - 105,000
Estimated number of additional childcare workers needed to staff those estimated maximum 315,000 spots. According to the TD Economics report, roughly half would need to be registered Early Childhood Educators (ECEs).