November 20 is the United Nations Universal Children’s Day. The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees is marking the occasion by advocating increased funding for child care.

Accessible and well-funded childcare is essential for working parents. It also helps bridge the gender gap by allowing working mothers (who still take on the bulk of childrearing work) to return to the workforce. Parents’ ability to access affordable childcare is a also a key component in ending child poverty.

UCTE invites its members to join the campaign by tweeting their support for affordable childcare using the hashtag: #ChildCareChampion.