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06
Jun

Stop the presses! Canadian women do more housework

  EXCERPTS On Thursday, Statistics Canada issued one of its like-clockwork reminders that women perform far more housework and child care than their male partners. “Changes in parents’ participation in domestic tasks...
06
Jun

Column: 'Quality childcare costs and we need well paid early educators to make it happen'

  EXCERPTS Credit where credit is due and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, is the architect of a timely and ambitious blueprint in Affordable Childcare, the foundations for which must be...
31
May

What does a $15 min wage mean for RECEs in Ontario?

  EXCERPTSFair Workplaces, Better Jobs $15 Minimum Wage and Equal Pay for Part-Time and Full-Time Workers Part of Plan to Help People Get Ahead in a Changing Economy News Release - Office of the Premier Ontario Premier...
31
May

New childcare plan to give €80 a month to parents of under-3s

  EXCERPTS All parents will be able to avail of new childcare subsidies from September including an €80 per month allowance for children aged between six months and three years of age. Minister for Children and Youth...
31
May

Trump budget a disaster for women and families

  EXCERPTS Despite his promises, he would sacrifice the needs of ordinary people to reward millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations. The new Trump budget proposal is a disaster for women and families. It slashes...
31
May

Postcard from Havana: A lack of childcare leaves Cuban women in quandary

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31
May

9 ways the cost of child care affects working parents’ careers

  EXCERPTS Whether cutting back or doubling down on hours, finding new jobs or withdrawing from the workforce, there is no denying that child care — and, specifically, the cost of care — is having an impact on the...
31
May

Editor's column: Early childhood education: It’s more than kissing boo boos

  EXCERPTS A few weeks back, the B.C. early childhood educators (BCECE) association held its annual conference in Richmond. Because I’m not great about checking my calendar before saying “yes,” I agreed to moderate one...
30
May

Alberta government pressed to deliver on full-day kindergarten pledge

  EXCERPTS Kindergarten teacher Christa Primas gently passes the classroom “talking stick” around the circle of sitting students — encouraging, inspiring and thanking them for sharing the all-important, sweet stories of...
30
May

CCAAC presentation to FINA on the 2017 Federal Budget

 Full transcript Thank you very much Mr. Chair and members of the Committee for the invitation to be here this afternoon.  There is no longer any dispute that parents in Canada with young children are in desperate need...

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