Projects & Publications


This information was last updated on February 1, 2013 prior to the CCHRSC’s dissolution. For more information, please see the message from the Board

Our projects produced research and developed strategies and tools to meet the needs of the child care workforce and achieve related goals. Click on the titles of our projects for more information.

This project ran from June 2007 to February 2009 and focused on:

The Career Promotions & Recruitment Strategy project ran from February 2006 to January 2007. The project focused on creating a strategy designed to address the sector’s recruitment and retention challenge, specifically:

Building on the need for a consistent approach to child care training as identified in the Working for Change project (2004) this project focused on:

This project ran from August 2004 to August 2006 and led to the creation of the first set of Occupational Standards for Child Care Administrators.

This project updated the findings of the only Canada-wide sector study on ECEC. Building on findings from the 1998 report “Our Child Care Workforce” this project focused on:

A skilled and competent child care workforce is critical to providing high quality child care that benefits children’s early development and learning. The challenge for the sector is to increase the skills and education of the child care workforce to improve the quality of early learning and care that children experience.

Legislation and Licensing

Statutory is defined as something “fixed, authorized, or established by statute”. Therefore the benefit packages that Canadian employers offer are designed to enhance the well-being of their employee base, and will contain both statutory and discretionary benefits. Statutory benefits are some of the benefits also referred to as “employer paid” benefits.