Child Care Co-operatives in Canada 2007: A Research Report
Référence bibliographique 
Anderson, John, Markell, Lynne, Brown, Carol et Stuart, Mary. 2007. Child Care Co-operatives in Canada 2007: A Research Report. Coll. «Prepared for the Co-operatives Secretariat and Human Resources and Social Development Canada». Ottawa: Canadian Co-Operative Association.
Intentions : The report «[...] examines the situation of co-operative child care in Canada [...] and provides an analysis of the enabling environment and possibilities for future development.» (p.4)
Échantillon/Matériau : Entrevues avec des responsables de services de garde organisés sous forme de coopérative et avec divers acteurs du domaine des soins à l’enfance (experts, travailleurs, parents) à travers le Canada. Analyse statistique des données fournies par le Secrétariat aux coopératives, les gouvernements provinciaux et les organisations de soins à l’enfance. Recension des écrits sur le sujet.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu Analyse statistique
«The heart of the report is a comprehensive examination of co-op child care in Canada and in each province. As child care is regulated by the provinces and territories, regulations and funding vary greatly and this, along with a series of factors such as the strength of cooperative culture and the support mechanisms in each province, contributes to the strengths or weaknesses of co-operative child care in each province.» (p.4) Section 3 examines in more details the case of Quebec’s Centres de la Petite Enfance, emphasizing that «[...] all CPEs have taken on coop-like functioning in that the law mandates their boards to be two-thirds parents who are elected at annual meetings [...]» (p.39) «The report concludes by attempting to synthesize the advantages of co-operative child care such as enhanced parent participation as well as providing opportunities for social economy delivery of public programs.» (p.5) It tries to show that «[c]o-ops offer a clear distinction with private child care centres, municipal child care, or many non-profit centres (except where the non-profit is clearly set up as a democratic structure, as in Quebec). They are democratic organizations, owned and controlled by their members, and are primarily established to meet their parent members’ needs for high quality child care for their children. [...] Perhaps the most important overall conclusion from this report is that if there was an improved enabling environment, co-operatives could play an even greater role in thedelivery of child care in Canada». (pp.56-57)