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09
Oct

Victoria schools could get 300 child-care spots

EXCERPTS About 300 new affordable child-care spaces could be coming on stream in the city, says Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, who has been leading a group looking for child-care solutions. A funding application has been...
09
Oct

Op/Ed:Progress on Child Care in BC

EXCERPTS In just 14 months BC’s still-new government has taken bold steps to address the child care chaos. Finally, after 16 years of inaction on child care under previous governments, we’re now seeing substantial...
09
Oct

More children in childcare as more Dutch women go out to work

EXCERPTS The number of children in some form of daycare continues to rise as more women in the Netherlands go out to work, according to new social affairs ministry figures. In the second three months of this year, 796,...
03
Oct

Alberta childcare operators struggling with minimum wage increase

Some private operators are raising fees to afford the new $15 hourly wage EXCERPTS  Some childcare operators in Alberta are struggling to afford the latest increase to the hourly minimum wage...
03
Oct

Victoria mayor planning for 300 new affordable childcare spaces

The childcare spaces would be located on SD61 properties throughout Victoria EXCERPTS Victoria’s incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps announced a plan to create 300 new affordable childcare spaces...
02
Oct

Prosperity hinges on child care

EXCERPTS About a quarter of all Iowans live in child care deserts — locations in which access to child care is sparse — yet politicians rarely include such considerations in speeches about revitalization or economic...
02
Oct

Study finds child poverty in every ward—even the most affluent—and calls for renewed action on poverty reduction strategy

PRESS RELEASE  Child and family poverty is a disturbing reality in every ward in Toronto, a new report from a coalition of community agencies finds. Newly released census data shows that ten wards in the city have a...
02
Oct

Women's economic security: Securing the future of Canada's economy

Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women Summary 
01
Oct

Podcast! Episode 3: Childcare paradigm shift

Fed up with what felt like a mug’s game of searching for a daycare spot for her son, lawyer Nadine Blum says “enough is enough” when daycare providers asked for fees, just to get on their waitlist. With her colleague...
01
Oct

2018 wages and working conditions survey: Vancouver centre-based child care programs

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