Interaction Weekly
Nov. 7, 2012

MLA: Nunavut childcare system needs more money, support
Nunatsiaq News
Jeannie Ugyuk knows a thing or two about the ailing daycare system in Nunavut: the MLA for Nattilik previously worked as a teacher, hamlet councillor and social worker in Taloyoak. Ugyuk called for block funding for day cares in Nunavut, saying the benefits of early childhood education puts children at an advantage going into kindergarten.More

Visionary leadership
CCCF
The CCCF invites you to take part in a series of unique and current issue webinars focused on Canada's early education and care sector. Space is limited so register early! Inscrivez-vous sans tarder car le nombre de participants est limité!More

Potential kids' centre seeking support
Canmore Leader
Canmore has a lot to offer to older kids looking to get into sports and outdoor activities, and it might be even better known as a playground for adults. So why can't younger kids get in on the action? It's a question Canmore mom and child care worker Jenny Hastie is posing to the town and the rest of the country as she seeks votes for a contest that would allow her to open up an educational facility giving kids 0-7 an opportunity to learn, play and grow.More

CNC Childcare spots available
HQPrinceGeorge.com
It is the first time in a few years, but there are spots available at the College of New Caledonia's Childcare Centre. CNC Early Childhood Educator Lyndsay Spencer says there's room for children ages 3 to 5. Spencer says the day care program is unique in that they get to work with the Early Childhood Education Program.More

Vancouver demonstrators protest cuts to refugee health care
Straight
Demonstrators carrying candles and placards walked through Vancouver's Downtown Eastside recently in continued protest of cuts to a federal health program for refugees. The cuts mean many refugees are still unable to access medications, as well as services such as prenatal care and lab testing. In June, the federal government announced changes to the program, which provides temporary coverage of health-care costs to refugees and refugee claimants who are not eligible for provincial health plans.More

Majority of Canadians plan to fund parental leave from savings, not debt
CNW Group
From diapers and baby food to childcare and toys, caring for a newborn and affording a year-long parental leave can be expensive. The key to enjoying the first year of parenthood, instead of worrying about your finances, is careful planning and smart saving. Thankfully, most Canadians are on the right track.More

Single parents: The face of affordable housing
St. Albert Gazette
It's the fear of walking across the street, the broken homes in her street and the empty needles she finds in the park that make Cassidy Wallis feel like she needs to move if she wants to feel safe ... safe for her own sake and that of her daughter Emma. Wallis is 22 years old and her daughter Emma is three. They live in an affordable housing apartment for single, teen mothers in Edmonton but Wallis said it's not a good place for children.More

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois targets corruption
Montreal Gazette
As promised, Premier Pauline Marois delivered an inaugural address that targets corruption as she outlined the intentions of her Parti Québécois government for the coming two years. But she also said the PQ would go ahead with a new charter of the French language 'while respecting the anglophone community,' and raised the possibility of a new provincial budget in the fall 'if necessary.' More

Cutting preschoolers' TV time tricky
CBC News
Counselling parents on reducing their preschoolers' screen time failed to reduce obesity or screen time in the children, a Canadian study finds. Researchers looking for ways to prevent childhood obesity think that focusing on preschoolers is a good strategy since parents have control over kids' feeding and activity at that age.More