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14
Feb

Ontario announces funding for Indigenous child care spaces, early years programming

First Nations School of Toronto to get $11.5M in upgrades   EXCERPTS Ontario plans to expand culturally relevant programs for Indigenous children in its early years programming and provide...
14
Feb

Childcare workers need a pay rise to reflect the importance of the work they do

  EXCERPTS "How much does the average Australian worker earn per hour," I ask early childhood educators in my work as a childcare consultant. Invariably their answers are out by about $10 an hour – because they can't...
14
Feb

Profiting from children: a child care social impact bond in Chicago

  Description Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a new form of social program privatization that are being promoted in many areas of Canada. This case study explores some of the drawbacks of SIBs, using the example of...
14
Feb

Leaders who truly support #MeToo should prove it at budget time

Their decisions about where money will flow or be cut back have direct impact on the prevalence of gender-based violence, discrimination, and poverty.   EXCERPTSBy Jessica Mustachi...
14
Feb

B.C. throne speech promises historic spending on housing and child care

  EXCERPTS Premier John Horgan’s government is promising the largest investments in affordable housing and child care in British Columbia’s history, as part of a throne speech Tuesday that offered a preview of next week...
13
Feb

Critics say unsustainable budget leaves city unaffordable for many

City council meets Feb. 12 to approve the 2018 budget, which Mayor John Tory called “just right” and advocates say is not enough   EXCERPTS Mayor John Tory called it “just right.” Anti-...
13
Feb

Niki Ashton’s twins came to work with her at 11 days old, and she says it’s time for a change

  EXCERPTSNiki Ashton‘s twins attended their first public event at 11 days old. Arriving on Halloween, just after the NDP leadership race wrapped up, Ashton’s babies were almost immediately — and necessarily — thrust...
12
Feb

Daycare operating grant gets its first increase in a decade

‘This is long overdue’   EXCERPTS The Yukon government is increasing the amount of the direct operating grant given to licensed daycares and day home operators for the first time in a decade...
07
Feb

Children hurt women’s earnings, but not men’s

Motherhood is the biggest cause of the gender pay gap, even in Scandinavia. It might take fathers to change that.   EXCERPTS Scandinavia is supposed to be a family-friendly paradise. We...
07
Feb

Policy briefing note: Community plan for a public system of integrated early care and learning

Community recommendations for BC Government's first steps toward a public system of integrated early learning and care Overview In BC’s 2017 provincial election, a majority voted for action...

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