News

24
Jul

Moms and Dads, there's a better way to help families than the CCB! It's called low-cost daycare

Kevin Carmichael: Canada needs more workers and must create a social safety net that ensures the only thing that keeps a parent at home is personal choice EXCERPTS Team Trudeau was all over...
24
Jul

Number of fathers taking paternity leave jumps 66 pct on-year in H1: gov't

EXCERPTS The number of fathers who took time off to take care of their children jumped 65.9 percent on-year in the first half, aided by the government's increased support for parental leave, the labor ministry said...
24
Jul

Well-educated Swedish fathers take the most paternal leave – the opposite is true of mothers

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24
Jul

Fertility rates and labour force participation among women in Quebec and Ontario

New analysis from Statistics Canada reviews twenty years of data between 1996 and 2016 in Quebec and Ontario to investigate the relationships between child care and parental leave policies, fertility rates and labour...
24
Jul

Changes to income support and replacement programs in Canada are often made by stealth. The complexity of the programs shields governments from criticism.

This IRPP article explains how child benefit policies have shifted over the years. The author underscores the role of what he calls "social policy by stealth"- a term that has grown in popularity among Canada's public...
23
Jul

Victoria School District looks to create more space for child care

Portables and added space in upcoming seismic upgrade could be utilized as child-care space EXCERPTS The Greater Victoria School District is preparing to create new spaces for child care on...
23
Jul

More women in Quebec's workforce, thanks to daycare policy: study

"Women's labour market participation is really the thing that works in the Quebec child care model," researcher says. EXCERPTS The percentage of women 15 to 44 who participate in the labour...
23
Jul

Colleagues donate holiday to new mothers due to lack of maternity pay in US

EXCERPTS The state of parental leave in the US is a "disgrace that has got to change", a former US presidential hopeful has said. Bernie Sanders has slammed the US for not mandating paid maternity leave, after reports...
23
Jul

Quebec pilot project to introduce sexual education to daycare-aged kids

EXCERPTS Sexual education, usually reserved for elementary and high school students, will be offered to some 1,200 Quebec daycare and kindergarten students beginning this fall as part of a pilot project. The project...
23
Jul

Closer look: Covering the child care affordability gap

EXCERPTS Dave Howe knows when children are engaged and when they’re learning. The retired elementary school teacher now volunteers at Project SHARE’s Lunch and Learn program, putting together educational activities for...

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