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07
Jun

Ontario pledges $1.6B to create 45,000 new child-care spots

  EXCERPTS Ontario will spend $1.6 billion over the next five years to kick-start its historic commitment to create high quality affordable child care for all parents who need it. Billed as the province’s largest-ever...
07
Jun

Prime Minister Abe unveils government push to solve day care crunch

  EXCERPTS Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Wednesday that his government will create 220,000 new day care spots, bringing the number of children on the waiting list for nurseries to zero by the end of fiscal 2020....
07
Jun

Online engagement on Indigenous early learning and child care launched

  EXCERPTS The Government of Canada is working to increase the affordability, quality, flexibility and inclusivity of early learning and child care. For Indigenous children and their families, this includes supporting...
06
Jun

Universal child care expected for Ontario

  EXCERPTS The Ontario government is expected to announce a plan for universal child care today. Matt Galloway spoke to one policy maker and mother about what that will mean for families. -reprinted from CBC News
06
Jun

Ontario commits to universally accessible child care

  EXCERPTS Ontario is about to become the first province outside Quebec committed to creating affordable child-care spaces for all parents who want them, according to an ambitious new vision to be released Tuesday. “...
06
Jun

Who can afford to work and pay for daycare costs?

EXCERPTS Dear Editor, Should mothers be excluded from the workplace? That's essentially what our society is saying with childcare costs so high. In Washington, D.C., a year of infant care in a daycare center costs $22,...
06
Jun

Ontario making it more affordable for home daycares to become licensed

  EXCERPTS Ontario will encourage more home daycares to join the licensed system by providing new funding to support regulated home-based care, the Star has learned. The policy change, to be announced Tuesday as part of...
06
Jun

Sale of Canadian child-care chain to UK corporation has advocates worried

  EXCERPTS Big-box child care in Canada is going global. BrightPath Early Learning Inc., Canada’s only publicly-traded child-care chain with 77 centres, including 35 in Ontario, is being sold to the UK’s largest private...
06
Jun

A ‘Quebec-style’ refundable tax credit? How the taxman could do a better job of looking after your kids

  EXCERPTS If you've got young kids, chances are that one of the biggest line items in your household budget is child-care expenses. While the current tax system does provide some relief in the form of the child-care...
06
Jun

More N.L. families to qualify for child care subsidy

  EXCERPTS More families in Newfoundland and Labrador will get help with child care expenses, as the provincial government bumps up the income threshold for the first time in a decade. Starting June 1, a family with an...

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