Martha Friendly is the executive director and founder of the Toronto-based Childcare Resource and Research Unit, an independent policy research institute focused on early childhood education and care. She works on social policy affecting children, families and women in Canada.

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Martha Friendly

Martha Friendly is the executive director and founder of the Toronto-based Childcare Resource and Research Unit, an independent policy research institute focused on early childhood education and care. She works on social policy affecting children, …

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No equality without universal child care

Since International Women’s Day was first observed in the early 20th century, feminists have celebrated their accomplishments and noted their challenges: the what’s-missings and what-could-have-beens as women struggle for gender equality. As we celebrate rejuvenated …

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The real cost of raising children

The Trudeau government has made supporting the middle class and “those who want to join it” a central narrative of both its political strategy and its policy agenda. For example, in its platform document for …

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