Projects & Publications

Understanding and Addressing Workforce Shortages in the ECEC Sector (2009)

This project ran from December 2007 – September 2009 and focused on:

  • Defining current workforce shortages in the ECEC sector.
  • Documenting the impact of current shortages on the sector, labour market engagement, and on the economy.
  • Identifying innovative strategies to address staff shortages.
  • Exploring the feasibility of developing a tool to predict future shortages.

This project resulted in four main reports as well as their executive summaries:

1. Estimates of Workforce Shortages

2. Recruitment and Retention Challenges and Strategies

3. Literature Review of Socioeconomic Effects and Net Benefits

4. Literature Review of the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Labour Market



Downloading, copying, and distributing CCHRSC resources

Despite the dissolution of the CCHRSC it is hoped that the CCHRSC`s research and tools will continue to be widely used to advance human resources issues in the sector. In turn, all organizations and individuals conducting research and/or offering ECE training, professional development, and other workforce development initiatives are authorized to download, copy, and distribute CCHRSC documents as needed, provided no fees are charged to end users and provided appropriate acknowledgements are made. Organizations and individuals are not authorized to download, copy, and distribute CCHRSC materials for profit. Any person or organization requiring clarification or consent to the use of such material should contact the CCHRSC Trust 

September 2009