Erica S. Lawson Bio

There's no women's equality without universal child care.

Reflecting on the history of the long struggle for women's equality in Canada, the lack of affordable, high quality child care has long been identified as a key barrier. As most Canadian women with young children are in the labour force today, Canada's relatively indifferent approach to child care continues to remind us that the fight for equality is far from won. As Canada's child care is clearly not "there yet", have there been accomplishments? What challenges remain to be addressed to ensure that Canada's direction on child care is on the right path and sufficiently robust to lead to the universal child care program that has been so elusive.