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09
Sep

BC’s universal child-care program Is a powerful economic stimulus tool

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09
Sep

Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation explores integration of child care facilities in future residential projects

EXCERPTS Families with young children spend a lot of money for daycare. In the Lower Mainland, the cost of child care comes second only to housing. “With limited available spaces,” according to a report, “families...
09
Sep

Manitoba child care groups call for urgent help from province

EXCERPTS WINNIPEG -- Child care advocates in Manitoba are calling on the provincial government to increase funding for child care programs, saying the situation was bad before the pandemic, and COVID-19 has just made it...
09
Sep

Unicef report card 16 Canadian launch: What kind of childhood will Canada choose?

EXCERPTS As many children and youth across Canada head back to school, UNICEF will release a Report Card on how well Canada supports their well-being. Has Canada earned a grade you’d proudly put on your fridge?
09
Sep

COVID-19 and Canada’s (non-existent) childcare strategy

EXCERPTS The unprecedented shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the federal and provincial governments’ woefully inadequate childcare strategies and their impact on working mothers. When schools and daycares...
08
Sep

‘Worlds of Influence: Understanding what shapes child well-being in rich countries’, Innocenti Report Card 16

Excerpts from Executive summary A new look at children from the world’s richest countries offers a mixed picture of their health, skills and happiness. For far too many, issues such as poverty, exclusion and pollution...
08
Sep

Childcare needs to be reimagined, not just reopened

Costs of operating safely will rise as demand remains low, putting childcare providers’ futures at risk EXCERPTS This is a pivotal moment for early learning and childcare in Canada. The ...
08
Sep

Political will, child care, and Canadian federalism

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08
Sep

Coronavirus pandemic taking its toll on children’s overall safety and health: report

EXCERPTS A troubling report released Tuesday shows Canadian children are much less safe and healthy than before the pandemic began. “Raising Canada 2020” opens by acknowledging child wellness in Canada has been on the...
08
Sep

Quebec daycare workers begin rotating strike as talks set to resume later this week

EXCERPTS MONTREAL — A union representing 10,000 Quebec home daycare workers began the first of a series of rotating strikes Tuesday, leaving thousands of families to find alternate child-care arrangements. The group...

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