Posts by Lynell Anderson

Lynell Anderson

About Lynell Anderson

Lynell Anderson, CPA, CGA, is a public policy researcher and community engagement specialist. Drawing on 35 years of experience as a professional accountant in the private, public, voluntary and academic sectors, Lynell analyzes and utilizes financial information to promote public accountability, engage communities and advocate for evidence-informed change. Her research and advocacy activities focus on public policies that advance the rights of children, women and families, especially with respect to child care services and youth in and from government care.

Lynell currently provides research and strategic leadership to the campaign advancing $10aDay Child Care for BC. She is also a research associate with the CCPA-BC and Co-Chair of the Vancouver Joint Child Care Council. Follow Lynell on Twitter

Building a universal child care system in BC means rethinking how we fund new spaces

Jul 9, 2019
Last year, the BC government made landmark investments in child care, reducing costs for tens of thousands of families. And, those in $10/day prototypes (2,500 spaces throughout the province) are finally experiencing truly affordable child care. However, too many families are still desperate for access to quality, licensed child care. Lower fees don’t help parents… View Article

Child care is a human right

Dec 11, 2014
By Lynell and Melanie Anderson Our understanding of rights evolves along with society, yet the required and corresponding evolution in government policy in BC is stagnant. Re-establishing the Human Rights Commission, as recommended in a new report, could change this reality. We’re passionate about women’s and children’s rights, and concerned about the rights of mothers… View Article