Open Letter: A Smart Investment in Our Future

In an open letter sent to several media across Canada, a group of charitable foundations urge politicians to look at early childhood education in a new light - as a must-have element to build a more prosperous Canada for all.

Smart Investment in our Future

Edmonton Journal
June 30, 2015

Excerpt: "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child identifies ECE as a right of all children. But children have no means to exercise that right. They cannot vote; they have no professional lobbyists.

We are raising our voices on their behalf in the hope that many more Canadians will do the same. ECE is a powerful tool to enable children and Canada to succeed. We want it to be prominent on the public agenda."

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It's Time For Preschool Report Launch

Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It's Time For Preschool
November 12, 2014, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

ECERcoverThe Early Childhood Education Report 2014: It’s Time for Preschool released November 12, 2014 by the Atkinson Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto is the second status update in three years. It measures provincial and territorial performance based on different criteria including investments in early education and child care programs and children’s access. It also compares Canada’s results to other developed economies.

The Early Childhood Education Report 2014, related ...

The Early Years Last a Lifetime

April 10, 2014

The Harris Centre has partnered with the Jimmy Pratt Family Foundation and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation to facilitate a year-long discussion about early childhood education in Newfoundland and Labrador.

To access video from The Harris Centre Click Here.

To access Workshop video's from The Jimmy Pratt Family Foundation Click Here.

To access information about upcoming events Click Here.

Hot Soups and Cool Jazz Gala

April 8, 2014

Kathy LeGrow and Margaret McCain

Margaret McCain joins Kathy LeGrow, chair of the Jimmy Pratt Foundation, at Hot Soups and Cool Jazz. The annual gala brings St. John's top chefs and artists together to raise funds for local charities.

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