News

08
Jan

Taking stock of the government's feminist policy agenda: Where to next?

EXCERPTS Last week, the federal government hosted a Roundtable on Women’s Economic Participation in honour of our dear colleague, Kate McInturff. Kate touched many lives with her intelligence, wit and passion for social...
08
Jan

One of America's most progressive new political leaders is a white, middle-aged man

EXCERPTS Gavin Newsom, 51, will be sworn in today (Jan. 7) as California’s newest governor—and his budget suggests that he plans to make families a priority. According to the New York Times, Newsom’s first budget will...
08
Jan

Robots and lack of child care leave women's wages centuries behind

EXCERPTS Women must wait 202 years before they can earn the same as men and have equal job opportunities, according to a global report released Tuesday, which said the rise in robots and the lack of child care were...
08
Jan

The global legacy of Quebec's subsidized child daycare

With more than two decades behind it, the Quebec program that spawned an affordable child care model has some lessons for the rest of the world. EXCERPTS
08
Jan

Universal credit childcare is hurting the poorest, MPs warn

Requirement for parents to pay costs upfront, and then claim them back, is a burden on the poor, says report EXCERPTS The requirement that childcare costs must be paid in advance by those on...
19
Dec

Make gender inequality history

Recommendations from the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada's G7 Presidency EXCERPTS from Executive Summary
19
Dec

The Global Gender Gap Index 2018

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19
Dec

Canada is falling short on addressing wage equality

EXCERPTS Fiftieth. That’s the lowly ranking of Canada out of 149 countries when it comes to wage equality for similar work, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2018. Yes, this country...
18
Dec

Children's Services Omnibus: Wave 4 research report

Executive Summary This report presents the findings from the fourth wave of the DfE Children’s Services Omnibus Survey. The survey explored senior local authority (LA) and Children’s Services Trust leaders’ perceptions...
18
Dec

Most Illinoisans live in 'child care deserts,' report says

EXCERPTS About 58 percent of Illinois residents live in a “child care desert” with few or no options for licensed daytime care for kids while parents work. The Center for American Progress’ annual report listing every...

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