The Role of ECE in Social and Labour Productivity

Top economists tell government why investing in early education pays off

Awarding winning economists Pierre Fortin of the University of Quebec at Montreal and Craig Alexander, former vice-president and chief economist with the TD Bank and now with the C.D. Howe institute, presented about the multiple benefits of public investment in early education and child care. They were joined by former Lieutenant Governor Margaret Norrie McCain. 

Sponsored by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Department of Education at the University of New Brunswick and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation.

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Realizing PEI’s Vision for Young Children

November 2, 2015
Charlottetown, PEI

CHANCES is a PEI institution offering early education, care, family supports and home visiting to families across the island. It is part of a tripartite partnership with the Government of PEI and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation that is evaluating the outcomes of universal access to ECE and testing tools to support program quality. Margaret McCain and Jane Bertrand presented the follow update on the project.

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Early Childhood Education Report 2014

November 12, 2014 This is the second status report on how the provinces and territories are supporting preschool education and care. The long version of the ECE Report includes the background data and rationale, charts and figures, methodology, and profiles and complete references for each jurisdiction. Please visit: to...

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Catherine Callbeck Gala

October 16, 2014, Charlottetown, PEI CHANCES is supported by MWMFF to build an integrated platform for young children and their families in Charlottetown, PEI. On October 16, 2014, the fundraising efforts were celebrated at a gala dinner at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre. This event honored Hon. Catherine Callbeck...

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Remarks by the Honourable Margaret McCain to the Philanthropy Symposium

June 2, 2014St. John's, Newfoundland My husband and I had a long involvement in personal philanthropy. It wasn’t terribly organized; we made our decisions about giving over the kitchen table. It was my association with Dr. Fraser Mustard in developing the first two Early Years Studies that helped to focus...

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