SAINT JOHN, NB – The Surrey Board of Trade and the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce renewed their call to the federal government to:
1. Address the recruitment and retention crisis in the child care sector; and,
2. Invest in Early Learning and Child Care frameworks.
This was a renewed policy call approved by Canadian Chamber of Commerce delegates at the Annual General Meeting and Conference on September 23 in Saint John, New Brunswick.
“Affordability and accessibility to quality child care are necessary for employees to be able to perform at peak productivity, confident in the knowledge that their children are cared for in a safe, learning environment. The return on investment in child care results in a richer economic environment for families and communities in Canada,” said Anita Huberman, CEO Surrey Board of Trade.
The Surrey Board of Trade and the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce authored the federal government policy.
The Canadian Chamber AGM and Conference is held in a different Canadian city each year. The event is the largest annual business policy-building forum in the country. Every year member Chambers of the Canadian Chamber develop and submit policies for the consideration of their peers.