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Apr

Shared parental leave and pay - equalizing opportunities?

EXCERPTS With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is easy to overlook the potential value that SPL can offer. Colin Godfrey provides a refresh of how shared...
17
Apr

Choice: a slippery word in the Ford government's hands

EXCERPTS “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” That Lewis Carroll passage may have been published nearly 150 years ago but...
17
Apr

A comparison of international child care and US child care using the Child Care Aware - NACCRRA Child Care Benchmarks

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17
Apr

Social Justice Ireland: Poverty focus

Abstract Life on a low income is the norm for a large proportion of our society. One in every six people in Ireland lives with an income below the poverty line. Based on the latest CSO data, this corresponds to...
17
Apr

Protecting what matters most: 2019 Ontario budget

EXCERPTS from the Introduction For nine months, Ontario’s Government for the People has been moving swiftly and decisively to deliver on the promises it made to the people of Ontario. Since taking office, the government...
17
Apr

Child care and the Ontario budget

EXCERPTS Matt Galloway interviewed Gordon Cleveland, economist and Associate Professor Emeritus at U of T Scarborough in the studio to talk about the Ontario budget, specifically the new childcare tax rebate.   
17
Apr

Ontario Budget 2019: A child-care credit, dental care for seniors, and drinking in parks on the way

Doug Ford government unveils first budget that aims for balance after its first term EXCERPTS The Ontario PC government's first budget unveiled Thursday did not include the slash-and-burn...
17
Apr

Child-care workers to keep provincial wage grant

EXCERPTS More than 39,000 chronically underpaid child-care workers in Ontario will continue to receive a $2-an-hour provincial wage grant, the Star has learned. Thursday’s provincial budget was silent on the grant,...
17
Apr

Kindergarten the Nordic Way

Kindergarten, teachers, holistic and children's interests   The Nordic Way series consists of four short videos highlighting kindergarten, teachers, holistic care and children's interests in...
17
Apr

'Alarming' statistics show 230,000 children live in poverty

Around 230,000 children are living in poverty in Ireland, new statistics have shown. EXCERPTS Social Justice Ireland, which has just published its Poverty Focus 2019, is calling for working...

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