News

04
Dec

Notes from the Dome

Celebrating excellence in child development EXCERPTS  Nine caring and compassionate Albertans were honoured at Government House recently for their commitment to quality child care and child...
04
Dec

City of Victoria considers offering childcare options at City Hall

Council’s draft strategic plan aims to get more parents out for public discussion EXCERPTS  Parents interested in participating in municipal discussions may have more options in the future....
28
Nov

Child poverty rates unacceptable

EXCERPTS A newly-released report on child poverty in Alberta should be a wake-up call for all stakeholders, including politicians at every level. Prepared by Public Interest Alberta, the Alberta College of Social...
28
Nov

Child poverty decreasing 'pitifully slowly' in B.C., report finds

1 in 5 kids in B.C. live in families that struggle to pay bills, rent and living costs EXCERPTS One in five children continue to live in poverty in British Columbia, according to the latest...
28
Nov

Sask. Child poverty rates still among highest in Canada: report

The province's child poverty rates have consistently measured higher than other provinces EXCERPTS Saskatchewan's child poverty rates are higher than almost all other provinces, according to...
28
Nov

2018 Provinical reports and supporting material on child and family poverty: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia

 Prince Edward Island report card, November 2018PEI Coalition for a Poverty Eradication Strategy and the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice.
28
Nov

Ontario child poverty infographics & media release

 Ontario Campaign 2000 media release, Nov. 2018Poverty hurts OntarioIncome securityWorkers’ rights
28
Nov

Working dads now entitled to 10 days' leave on birth of a child

EXCERPTS Employees who were not entitled to maternity leave before will now on be entitled to 10 days’ paid parental leave to be paid out of the Unemployment Insurance Fund. This follows the signing of the Labour Laws...
27
Nov

An incomplete revolution? Changes and challenges within German early childhood education and care policy

In: Miller, Linda/Cameron, Claire/Dalli, Caremen/Barbour, Nancy (Hrsg.): The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy. London; Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, S. 49-70....
27
Nov

Use of parental benefits by family income in Canada: Two policy changes

Abstract Objective: 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...

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