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25
Jul

Alberta’s $25-a-day childcare pilot program will continue — for now

EXCERPTS  Alberta parents and childcare operators concerned that a pilot program will soon be cancelled now have some reassurance from the province. After receiving many inquiries from concerned operators, the...
25
Jul

Childcare and working families: New opportunity or missing link?

An evidence brief EXCERPTS from Introduction Childcare is a key pillar of the Family-Friendly Policies initiative, which advocates for government and business support to families in providing...
25
Jul

Children's bodies in British Columbia's child care regulations: A critical discourse analysis

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25
Jul

Redesigning the workplace to be family-friendly: What governments and businesses can do

Investing in family friendly policies is good for the family, business and the economy EXCERPTS Investing in family friendly policies is good for families, businesses and economies. But for...
24
Jul

UNICEF urges ‘transformative shift’ in family-friendly work policies to reap ‘huge’ benefits

Because the “earliest years” of life are the most crucial, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published a list of new family-friendly policy recommendations on Friday it says will likely reap “huge” benefits...
24
Jul

It’s time for the federal government to get serious about child care

EXCERPTS  If you are a parent in Toronto, or thinking of starting a family, the scramble of finding and affording a child care space isn’t going away any time soon, thanks to a funding cut by the Ford government. There...
24
Jul

Government plans major shake-up of paid parental leave

EXCERPTS  The Government is embarking on widespread reform of the benefits available to new working parents with paternity pay and leave set for an increase. Additional paid time-off will be introduced for parents whose...
24
Jul

Alberta’s $25-a-day daycare program could be ending in early 2021

EXCERPTS  A program providing $25-a-day daycare to hundreds of children Alberta could be ending in early 2021 as the province’s new government says it needs to see data from the pilot before committing more money.
24
Jul

One-third of all preschool centres could be without a trained teacher in four years, if we do nothing

EXCERPTS  One-third of all preschools may lack a qualified teacher in the next four years if nothing changes, my new modelling shows. Currently, half of all early childhood teachers have a bachelor degree, with a...
24
Jul

Time for national policy on paternity leave

EXCERPTS As a young husband, Taurean Roach dreams of starting a family with his wife Kimberlee Thompson-Roach soon. But he is worried that he may not be able to spend enough time with his new baby after birth, because...

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