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.

Wynn Ann Fahey: Supervisor and Early Childhood Educator, Bloomsbury Child Care Centre, St. John’s Newfoundland

Child care is a labour of love. Just ask Wynn Ann Fahey, a former primary school teacher who took a big pay cut when she got her first job in child care 17 years ago.

A healthy workplace means more than just warding off colds and the flu. It is more holistic and takes into consideration the physical, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, emotional, occupational and mental health of employees. Wellness promotion doesn’t just benefit the employee.

“Child care is central to providing support to children and families, enabling parents to contribute to the economy and ensuring the learning, care, and developmental needs of children are met. The child care workforce is critical to the success of these outcomes and to the well-being of a healthy and productive society.” – CCHRSC Working for Change Report, 2004

Human rights legislation is put in place to protect people from discrimination. It seeks to guarantee people equal treatment regardless of certain identified characteristics (called “prohibited grounds of discrimination”) that have attracted historical stereotyping or bias in relation to employment.

To keep good employees, you must meet their needs and expectations, and understand what keeps them inspired. Employee needs and expectations vary from one person to the next. They also vary depending on a variety of factors including the generation of the workers.