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03
Apr

Trying to find affordable child care is not the job I wanted

EXCERPTS In the past month, I’ve spent close to 60 hours trying to secure child care for my two-year-old son. This is not the kind of job I ever wanted. It’s a high-stakes, unpaid position that often leaves me quite...
03
Apr

Alberta NDP election platform promises balanced budget by 2023

Platform includes nearly $3.2 billion in new initiatives EXCERPTS The Alberta NDP is promising to balance the budget by 2023 while rolling out billions of dollars in new funding for...
27
Mar

Child care expenses push many families into poverty

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27
Mar

From the defamilialization to the "demotherization" of care work

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27
Mar

Public preschool for all P.E.I. 4-year-olds recommended by new study

'Rich kids get good preschool, poor kids don't' EXCERPTS A research study into the well-being and educational development of Island Children by Chances and the Margaret and Wallace Family...
27
Mar

Parental benefits by family income in Canada: Two policy changes

AbstractObjective: This article examines how two recent policy extensions affected the use and sharing of parental benefits in Canada and how this differed by family income.Background: Paid parental benefits positively ...
27
Mar

2019 Federal budget continues progress toward a gender-equal Canada

EXCERPTS TORONTO, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The 2019 federal budget released today builds on the historic 2018 budget, which had an unprecedented focus on advancing gender equality in Canada.
27
Mar

Katie Couric's throwback clip proves that progress on maternity leave is slow - but needed

EXCERPTS Katie Couric is a trailblazer who has made media history while raising two daughters, and this week she's reminded the world that while a lot has changed since she was pregnant on the set of the Today Show back...
27
Mar

Daycare centers are much more than babysitters

The politicians who sound these concerns are correct: early childhood education is indeed a pressing subject. EXCERPTS As the elections in Israel approach, several social issues are being...
27
Mar

Why Canada needs to make child care a right

Deep-rooted problems leave parents with few choices EXCERPTS The state of child care in Canada is a complete and utter dumpster fire. Problems within the child care industry have grown more...

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