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08
Sep

Governments extend child care funding to support working parents

Bilateral agreement will ensure child care is safe, accessible and affordable EXCERPTS TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, and Ahmed Hussen, Federal Minister of Families,...
08
Sep

Ontario’s child care sector gets $147 million funding boost to offset costs linked to COVID-19 pandemic

EXCERPTS Child care advocates welcomed Thursday’s joint federal-provincial announcement of an additional $147-million to support licensed child care providers in Ontario, but they hope it’s the last money spent to prop...
08
Sep

P.E.I. daycare centres preparing to accept more children as school starts

100 jobs at P.E.I. child-care centres could be filled EXCERPTS With classes resuming on P.E.I. next week, numbers at Island daycares are expected to rise with more parents heading back to...
08
Sep

She-cession felt during pandemic will be difficult to overcome during recovery

EXCERPTS Six months in, it is abundantly clear how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it — especially so for many women. As non-essential businesses closed down, the disparities became clear how sectors...
08
Sep

Top 10 threats to childhood in Canada and the impact of COVID-19

Excerpts from Executive summary For more than a decade, the state of childhood in Canada has been on the decline. Canada ranks 25th out of 41 affluent nations for protecting the well-being of children, according to...
02
Sep

Alberta drops two-metre requirement as kids get ready for back to school

EXCERPTS CALGARY (660 NEWS) – There seem to be more questions than answers as schools scramble to re-open with many people asking, are classrooms ready to let kids come back? Students with the Calgary Board of Education...
02
Sep

Armine Yalnizyan: Why Canada needs a SHE-covery

Excerpts from transcript: It’s late August, and I’m starting to get really worried that Canada’s economic recovery is going to stall out or maybe even reverse course as schools open in the fall. That’s because our...
02
Sep

Parents and care providers grapple with after-school safety

EXCERPTS Those providing child care before and after school are scrambling to prepare their facilities to protect kids from COVID-19 under guidelines released just last week. But, the fear of infection has some parents...
02
Sep

Trudeau's plan to revive Canada — and his political future

Canada’s prime minister is building a Covid-19 recovery plan he hopes will "change the future" — and turn the page for his Liberal Party. EXCERPTS OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,...
02
Sep

OMSSA's submission: Ontario's five-year review of the Child Care and Early Years Act

Excerpted from letter Re: Ontario’s Five-Year Review of the Child Care and Early Years Act Dear Minister Lecce, The Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) is a non-profit association whose members are...

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