As the Federal Budget approaches, the MAV is ramping up advocacy efforts to secure long-term Federal funding to deliver 15 hours a week of kindergarten. The current National Partnership Agreement ends in December, but the Federal Government has not committed to continuing its share of funding for 15 hours beyond that date.

The MAV has recently submitted a Federal Budget proposal requesting that the government continues its funding, and that the funding is allocated recurrently.

Council and community advocacy is needed in the critical months leading up to the 2017 Federal Budget.