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25
Aug

The post-pandemic future: Affordable child care will save the economy

EXCERPTS For decades, women have told us how necessary child care is for their ability to work. Before the pandemic, nine per cent of parents with small children had to change their work schedule because they didn’t...
25
Aug

Five things the federal government can do to support women and economic growth

EXCERPTS Research consistently showed that women in the workforce, whether they be employees, business-owners or entrepreneurs, have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Chamber’s...
25
Aug

Study: COVID-19 associated with widening unemployment gap between Canadian mothers and fathers

EXCERPTS Everyone’s life has been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, yet women seem to be disproportionately bearing the brunt when it comes to job losses.
25
Aug

Nothing 'off the table' as federal NDP calls for $2 billion infusion into child care

EXCERPTS NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wants Ottawa to ante up with an immediate $2-billion cash infusion to provinces to support child care and families during the economic restart. And leveraging NDP support critical to...
25
Aug

Letter: Requests for access to City space for return to school plans

EXCERPTS Dear Ms. Jackson and Dr. Browne:Re: Requests for access to City space for return to school plans
25
Aug

Coronavirus prompts child-care providers to call it quits

With less money and more risk, waves of child-care providers call it quits EXCERPTS Kirsten Hove and her mom have been taking care of kids in San Francisco for decades. Hove’s mother opened a...
25
Aug

Canada's economic recovery depends on working moms

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19
Aug

Pandemic widened Boston’s child care gap

Out of 773 child care programs in Boston, only 578 have reopened so far. EXCERTPS Boston may have lost up to 22 to 35 percent of its permanent child care capacity as a result of economic...
19
Aug

2020: The school year we made women choose between work & care

EXCERPTS This year’s back to school season is like nothing parents have seen before — for mothers especially. As school districts across the country announce decisions about school reopenings, ongoing uncertainty is...
19
Aug

Cheaper childcare could boost economy by $11b a year: Grattan Institute

EXCERPTS Working mums could add $150,000 more to their lifetime earnings if the federal government subsidised the cost of childcare more, with new research promising an $11 billion-a-year boost to the economic recovery...

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