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The policies, funding and legislation concerning Canadian child care at the federal and provincial level have varied quite significantly over time, giving rise to hope for a universally accessible system just before dismissing it entirely. The child-care climate in Canada...

source: By Jo Ann Iantosca
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For any Qikiqtani Inuit parents who struggle with daycare bills, a new Qikiqtani Inuit Association funding program might be a good thing for them to look into. Starting this month, the Baffin Inuit org is offering a $5-a-day subsidy to Qikiqtani Inuit parents in all...

source: Nunatsiaq News

Oshawa, ON, has cut its subsidized child-care wait list by more than one-third over the past year, thanks mostly due to increased funding from the provincial and federal governments. As previously reported in The Express, in September 2016, the wait list stood at 3,858....

source: The Oshawa Express

Laurentian University students don't have to worry about losing their child-care subsidy anymore. The City of Greater Sudbury has reversed a policy that would have cancelled the program, if the university's faculty strike continued past the end of October.

source: CBC News

One of the biggest budgeting conundrums many families with small kids face is paying for daycare. It's typically a large amount of the household income and it lasts for a handful of years. A 2016 Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives...

source: Globe and Mail

Krista Voth, the new manager of the Valemount Children's Activity Society is excited about the future as they approach their AGM. Voth took on the position of manager in July. "We're actually doing really well," said Voth.

source: The Rocky Mountain Goat

Plans for a daycare in west Edmonton's Westmount neighbourhood can now go ahead after a recent decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal. A group of Westmount residents took its battle to court in hopes of stopping the daycare...

source: Global News


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