CCLF Submission to the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2021 Federal Budget

  • Ellie Cameron-Smith

  • February 22, 2021

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On Feb. 19, as part of the Government of Canada’s 2021 Pre-Budget Consultation process, Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation made a written submission on behalf of thirty organizations, including Ensuring Full Literacy. In this submission, we support the development of a high-quality, accessible and affordable early learning and childcare system in Canada. In order to enable its success, we recommend that improved children’s literacy be articulated as one of the goals of this system.  

Read more and download the full submission here.

Recommendations

We support the development of a high-quality, accessible and affordable early learning and childcare system in Canada. To enable its success, we recommend that improved children’s literacy be articulated as one of the goals of the system.

Making early literacy a goal would provide the federal government with the opportunity, in partnership with provinces, territories and Indigenous Peoples, to

Identify and share best practices from across the country and globally to ensure all children arrive at school ready to learn to read;

Improve data collection and dissemination about the status and quality of early literacy supports for children under age six and their families, in order to support evidence-based decision-making;

Consult with the people and organizations that work with young children and their families to help inform the development of further innovative and effective early literacy strategies.