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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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Daycare operators from across New Brunswick gathered in Moncton on Friday to voice their frustration with the 75-cent hourly wage increase announced by the province for early childhood educators, saying many won't qualify. The pay...

source: CBC News

The expansion of three day-care centres in Leeds and Grenville is in limbo following the provincial government’s decision to put on hold projects approved by the previous government. The decision affects day-cares in Brockville, Gananoque and Kemptville, all of which...

source: Brockville Recorder & Times

The Itsy Bitsy Daycare could get a bit bigger after a North Vancouver District council vote that may allow the home-based business to expand from seven to 20 children. Noting the challenges faced by parents attempting to: “make a go of it in our very expensive community,”...

source: North Shore News

Parents who receive subsidy payments toward their child-care fees from the Region of Peel are not entitled to the GOF (general operating fund) discount, a daily discount of $12 for children who attend full-time care. This is the...

source: The Star

As the cost of childcare continues to weigh heavily on many Canadian families, the Ontario government announced its proposed plan to help low- and middle-income families deal with financial stress. The Progressive...

source: Global News

New data from Statistics Canada shows nearly one in 10 parents of children under six have had to change their work schedule due to a lack of available child care. Another seven per cent have had to reduce their hours,...

source: CBC News


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