News

18
Jul

Thousands of planned child care spaces may never be built because of Ford government funding cut

EXCERPTS Ontario is at risk of losing thousands of planned child care spaces, including 3,049 spaces in Toronto because of the Ford government’s cuts to child care. A list obtained by the OCBCC from the City of Toronto...
18
Jul

Paternal leave extremely important to reach gender equality

EXCERPTS “Today’s paternal leave legislation gives employers a lot of room to negotiate with men whether they should take leave or not. We need less flexible solutions,” says Anne Lise Ellingsæter, who has led a Nordic...
18
Jul

More than 3,000 new Toronto child care spaces at risk due to provincial cuts

EXCERPTS Thousands of new child cares spaces approved by the previous provincial government — including 3,049 in Toronto — may never get built due to the latest Ford government cuts. A total of 51 new child care centres...
18
Jul

For more mothers to run, the political workplace has to evolve

Job-sharing is one big way Canada could lead in modernizing political life, which is nearly impossible to balance with parenting young children. EXCERPTS  “You’ll miss birthdays, you’ll miss...
16
Jul

Childcare centres ease parents’ anxiety for having second child

EXCERPTS  Lyu Jiawei had not decided to have a second child until she found a new childcare center in her community in east Beijing’s suburban district of Tongzhou. Even though running her own business enabled Lyu to...
16
Jul

Letter: Quality early childhood education: It does matter

EXCERPTS  In response to a Forum article recently published titled, “North Dakota has the highest rate of young kids not in school. Does it matter?” We know that yes, it does matter. Here’s why: National research points...
16
Jul

Daycare costs could spike if city subsidy to school-based centres isn’t renewed

EXCERPTS  Daycares located inside Toronto schools are warning parents that already sky-high child care fees could go up if the centres lose a city subsidy that is set to expire at the end of this year. Nearly 350...
16
Jul

Letter: Quality early childhood education: It does matter

EXCERPTS  In response to a Forum article recently published titled, “North Dakota has the highest rate of young kids not in school. Does it matter?” We know that yes, it does matter. Here’s why: National research points...
16
Jul

$500K project underway for new Northumberland child care, EarlyON spaces

Grafton Community Centre undergoing renovations now EXCERPTS  NORTHUMBERLAND — Work on an early learning space and first-of-its-kind child care centre which will foster sibling relationships...
16
Jul

Women’s pensions £100,000 less than men’s due to gender pay gap and childcare commitments

1.2 million women approaching retirement age have no savings at all, report finds EXCERPTS Women save only a third of the amount that men do by the time they approach retirement, primarily...

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