Child and Family

Child Care

It is important to provide parents with real choices in deciding what is best for their children. Parents have child care choices through the Universal Child Care Plan, which includes the Universal Child Care Benefit and the creation of child care spaces.

Early Childhood

The Government of Canada recognizes that families are the building blocks of our society, and that getting the best possible start in life is crucial to ensuring that children reach their full potential.

See Early Childhood for information on:

  1. Public Investments in Early Childhood Education and Care
  2. Well-Being Report
  3. Official Language Minority Communities
  4. Understanding the Early Years

Intercountry Adoption

There are options available for individuals or couples looking to adopt. Intercountry adoption is a process that recognizes an individual or a couple as the legal and permanent parent(s) of a child from another country.

Social Development: Project Funding

Funding is provided to not-for-profit organizations for projects that help to improve the lives of children and families.