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  1. The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports the capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.
  2. The pandemic has affected all Canadians over the past year, and families, children and youth have been among those most negatively impacted. Adapting to working remotely for some, adjusting to on-line school for others, and the lack of connection with friends, extended family and other social networks have created significant additional pressures on families.
  3. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, accompanied by Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, and Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, will announce the launch of two calls for proposals. These proposals will fund projects that support the most vulnerable people in communities across Canada.
  4. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement for Mental Health Week.
  5. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will attend a virtual event hosted by the Boys and Girls Club, to speak with early childhood educators and families in York Region on key measures in Budget 2021.
  6. The importance of accessible, affordable and high-quality child care has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia worked together during a challenging year to ensure families continued to have access to the affordable, high-quality and safe early learning and child care opportunities their children need to succeed.
  7. Child care is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the real social and economic challenges faced by families in Northwest Territories, particularly with children staying home and parents being unable to return to the workforce.
  8. Child care is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the real social and economic challenges faced by Island families, particularly with children staying home and parents being unable to return to the workforce.
  9. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, will discuss how the Government of Canada is supporting child care in the Northwest Territories. He will be joined by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment of the Northwest Territories, R.J. Simpson. They will be accompanied by Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, Michael McLeod.
  10. The Government of Canada will respond to the first reports related to COVID‑19 and the report on Investing in Canada Plan from the Auditor General of Canada.
  11. Childcare is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the social and economic challenges faced by Manitoban families, particularly those where parents are unable to return to work due to child care needs.
  12. Minister Carr and Minister Squires to make a virtual announcement on early learning and child care in Manitoba