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23
May

Work activity of families with children in Canada, 2005 to 2015

Statistics Canada presents the first of a series intended to shed light on a range of social and economic issues across the country based on analysis of the 2016 Census results. Among other findings, labour force...
23
May

Of course US birth rates are falling– this is a harsh place to have a family

The US is one of only four countries in the world with no government-subsidized maternity leave while 36% of the workforce are contract laborers with no access to benefits EXCERPTS America’s...
23
May

Universal child care key to closing gender gap, advocate says

An Alberta labour advocate says universal child care is needed if more women are going to participate in the workforce EXCERPTS “It’s not a choice if you can’t afford child care, so you can’t...
23
May

Petite enfance: La qualité des services éducatifs au Québec

A new Quebec report observes indicators of quality across early childhood settings between 2003 and 2014. Quality—as it is sketched out in the report by multiple assessment tools— appears to be better among not-for-...
23
May

Female politicians push to make Parliament more family-friendly

Cabinet minister Karina Gould is back at work after 10-week maternity leave EXCERPTS [Full audio available online] The first Canadian federal cabinet minister to ever take maternity leave is...
23
May

2017 Report: Parents and the high cost of child care

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23
May

The relationship between teacher qualification and the quality of the early childhood care and learning environment

This review helps us understand the importance of qualified educators in early childhood learning environments. The report looks at a compilation of data suggesting that child care is more likely to be of high quality...
22
May

Allison Hanes: Study shows many Quebec daycares are failing our kids

While a new report doesn't rate individual daycare centres, the analysis is nevertheless eye-opening and provides some important insight. EXCERPTS For working parents, there is nothing more...
22
May

Now, daddy takes charge at daycare

More and more organizations are realizing that fathers are just as interested in creches at work as mothers EXCERPTS A few years ago, when a global consumer goods company set up on-site...
22
May

Port McNeill in focus: Childcare availability crisis a good news/bad news story

Opinion EXCERPTS On average, childcare across the country is unavailable, unaffordable, and the quality varies. Second, Port McNeill has one of the youngest populations on the island with an...

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