In their 2016 mandate letter, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development was mandated to “work with the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to launch consultations with provinces and territories and Indigenous peoples on a National Early Learning and Child Care Framework as a first step towards delivering affordable, high-quality, flexible and fully inclusive child care.”
Budget 2018: $360 million over three years to support the co-development of an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework
Budget 2017: $7 billion over 10 years for Early Learning and Child Care, of which $130 million is targeted for Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care, starting in 2018-19
Budget 2016: $100 million for Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care on-reserve, and $29.4 million in 2016-17 for renovation and repair of on-reserve facilities used for the Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve Program and the First Nations and Inuit Child Care Initiative
At the release of the National IELCC Framework, Minister Duclos committed $1.7 billion over 10 years (as part of Budget 2017 commitments) to Indigenous ELCC. Of this, $1.02 billion over 10 years was specifically committed to First Nations ELCC.