WHEREAS mothers in the paid workforce are allowed a generous tax deduction to help pay for day care for their children;

AND WHEREAS the mother who cares for her own children in the home makes a magnificent contribution to her children and to society;

AND WHEREAS such mothers receive only a token amount in tax credits in recognition of their child care work, totally incommensurate with the financial sacrifice they make in order to do so, and incommensurate with the value of such work to the children and society;

 BE IT RESOLVED that REAL Women of Canada strongly urges that the federal and provincial governments provide equality in benefits for mothers who provide home care for their children with those mothers in the paid work force who place their children in substitute care.