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Consultation on educational childcare services

The profound changes that have marked Québec society since the creation 25 years ago of the network of educational childcare establishments (SGEEs) have increased and made more complex the needs regarding childcare services.

To meet the needs of Québec families now and in the future, collective reflection is required on how to make the network of SGEEs more efficient and accessible.

Between now and June 2021, the ministère de la Famille will conduct a broad consultation aimed at identifying potential solutions. It will be based on this reflection document (the English version will be available soon).

This consultation will take place in different stages to reach the population groups concerned:

Regional consultations

  • From May 25 to June 2, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Addressed to representatives of organizations, associations and partner groups of the SGEE network in the following regions:
    • Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine – May 25
    • Laval, Montréal, Montérégie – May 26
    • Laurentides, Lanaudière, Outaouais – May 27
    • Centre-du-Québec, Estrie, Mauricie – May 28
    • Chaudière-Appalaches and Capitale-Nationale – May 31
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec – June 1
    • Côte-Nord and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean – June 2

Each consultation session can accommodate up to 150 persons (limit of two representatives per organization).

Who can participate?

    Members of boards of directors, administration personnel, managers of early childhood centres (CPEs), subsidized and non-subsidized daycares, subsidized and non-subsidized recognized home childcare providers, municipal administration professionals, members of advisory committees on the offer of educational childcare services (except municipal elected officials), representatives of roundtables, community organizations and SGEEs, home childcare providers not recognized by the Ministry, etc.

    To ensure representation of all invited groups, there is a limit of 5 participants for subsidized and non-subsidized recognized home childcare providers and 5 participants for non-recognized home childcare providers.

Registration will close no later than three days before each consultation session. The first persons registered will be the first accepted at the events.

Registration and facilitation of the regional consultations will be handled by the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM), an independent not-for-profit organization.

To register for one of these consultation sessions, click here.

Consultation of the municipal sector

  • June 4, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • For municipal elected officials

This consultation can accommodate up to 150 persons.

    To ensure representation of all invited groups, please note that, as a matter of priority, 50 places will be reserved for participants from rural communities, 50 for participants from suburban communities and 50 for participants from urban communities. If there are too many registrations, a waiting list may be prepared to fill all available places. Registration will close no later than June 1. The first persons registered will be the first accepted at the events.

Registration and facilitation of the municipal sector consultation will be handled by the INM, an independent not-for-profit organization.

To register for this consultation session, click here.

Special consultation with Indigenous communities

  • On June 10, 2021 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Addressed to the Indigenous nations and organizations that are signatories to a delegation of powers agreement with respect to educational childcare services, management of Indigenous childcare services and Indigenous civil society organizations
    • At the invitation of the Ministry of Families, the nations and organizations that are signatories to an agreement with the Québec government regarding educational childcare services in their community can present their point of view at the consultation, in the form of public hearings, with the Minister of Families and the Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs present.

      Management of educational childcare services and civil society organizations can, for their part, present their point of view during their participation in limited- group workshops.

      Participants are also invited to file a submission no later than June 1 at the following address: : consultation2021@mfa.gouv.qc.ca.

      To ensure representation of all invited groups, there is a limit of only one participant for each nation or organization that is a signatory to an agreement, as well as only one participant to represent each childcare facility or civil society organization.

      Registration ends on May 28, 2021.

Consultation of Québec-wide organizations

  • June 16 and 17, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Addressed to the Ministry’s principal partners, including the Québec-wide SGEE associations, the unions representing SGEE staff, Family Community partners, the municipal sector and the business community
    • At the invitation of the Ministry of Families, they can present their point of view at the consultation, in the form of public hearings, with the Minister present. The participants can also file a submission no later than June 1 at the following address: consultation2021@mfa.gouv.qc.ca.

To attend this consultation as an observer, register here: (forthcoming). A link will be provided later.

Presenting a submission

Organizations wishing to present a submission are also invited to file a submission no later than June 1 at the following address: consultation2021@mfa.gouv.qc.ca.

A submission template is available for organizations that wish to use it.

The Minister of Families will study all submissions and make them public. An organization may, however, ask that its submission remain confidential.

Media

The media can attend the Québec-wide consultations, as well as the opening session and plenaries of the regional consultations of the Indigenous communities and the municipal sector. It will not be possible to attend the sub-group discussions during these events.

Media accreditation

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May 5, 2021