A Canada where what we know about early child development benefits children, families and contributes to a democratic, pluralistic and prosperous society.


To champion effective early childhood education programs that provide equal opportunities for all children, support families, align with the school system and operate within a public, provincial or territorial framework.

About Margaret McCain

Margaret McCain

The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain is a champion of Canada’s youngest citizens. Together with her husband, Wallace and her four children, she founded the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation to promote the best possible early childhood for all of Canada’s children.

Margaret  was born in northern Quebec, her father was a prominent Quebec mining engineer and her mother was Senator Margaret Norrie of Truro, Nova Scotia. McCain received a Bachelor of Arts with honours in history from Mount Allison University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Toronto.

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