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  1. Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Special Advisor for Water, and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, will announce federal support for the Dakota Community Centre at the grand opening of the Fitness Playground.
  2. Get ready to blast off with the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club!
  3. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  4. By providing a space where people can feel safe, supported, and connected during times of upheaval and uncertainty, climate comfort centres help communities recover more quickly once the crisis has passed.
  5. Cape Breton Island is focused on preserving and promoting its unique Highland history and heritage, and keeping the culture alive for residents and visitors. The Government of Canada is investing in improvements to the Gaelic College campus in St. Anns.
  6. New exhibits and extensive restoration completed at former Sir John A. Macdonald residence.
  7. During a three-day visit to Cape Breton that coincided with Atlantic Official Languages Week and Gaelic Nova Scotia Month, Darrell Samson, the Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, met with educators, arts administrators, and economic development leaders to discuss the region’s unique cultural heritage, as well as its competitive advantages, challenges, and plans for future growth.
  8. Enhanced Visitor Information Centre reopens and ready to welcome visitors
  9. Bellevue House National Historic Site reopening with new exhibits and programming
  10. Government of Canada will make an important announcement regarding early learning and child care in New Brunswick
  11. Every child deserves the best start in life. But for young families, including Millennial and Gen Z parents, the costs of child care can add up to a second rent or mortgage payment.
  12. Building more child care spaces for families in Quebec
  13. Government of Canada will make an important announcement regarding Early Learning and Child Care in Manitoba
  14. Backgrounder: Decision by the independent Commission on the applicability of the environmental assessment for the Darlington New Nuclear Project to Ontario Power Generation’s selected reactor technology
  15. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced the Commission’s decision that the existing environmental assessment (EA) for the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP) is applicable to the reactor technology selected by Ontario Power Generation (OPG), the General Electric Hitachi BWRX300 reactor.
  16. Minister Hutchings and Minister Petitpas Taylor to announce support for childcare
  17. Every family in Canada deserves access to high-quality child care when they need it and at a price that won’t break the bank.
  18. Bill C-35, An Act respecting early learning and child care in Canada, was introduced in the House of Commons on December 8, 2022.
  19. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, will join the Honourable Matt Jones, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade for Alberta, to announce a fee reduction for licensed child care in Alberta.
  20. When Hurricane Fiona wreaked havoc on cities and towns along the Atlantic coast, the Government of Canada responded quickly with programs designed to help the region with long-term recovery efforts and adaptations to help businesses and communities recover, restore and rebuild for the future.
  21. Hurricane Fiona was an unprecedented storm that wreaked havoc along the Atlantic coast, causing damage to businesses, communities and non-profit organizations. The Government of Canada recognizes the need to rebuild and adapt to future weather events, and is investing $6,437,005 in non-repayable contributions through ACOA’s Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund (HFRF) program to fund five projects that will restore and upgrade infrastrcuture.
  22. Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney – Victoria, will announce support for five projects in Cape Breton County to help recover, repair and rebuild their facilities.
  23. The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories announced today a three-year action plan to improve and expand licensed early learning and child care (ELCC) programming across the territory. The 2023 to 2026 action plan covers investments outlined in the Canada-Northwest Territories Canada-wide ELCC Agreement – 2021 to 2026 and the Canada-Northwest Territories ELCC Agreement – 2021 to 2025. The action plan sets a road map for strengthening and expanding the ELCC sector and improving access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive ELCC opportunities for families throughout the territory. It builds on progress achieved to date during the first two years of both agreements.
  24. Families across Canada know that affordable child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. That is why the Government of Canada is working with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system that will bring fees for regulated child care across the country down to $10 a day on average for children five years of age and younger by March 2026.
  25. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jenna Sudds, will join Northwest Territories’ Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caitlin Cleveland, for an announcement in Yellowknife.
  26. Families across Canada know that affordable child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. That is why the Government of Canada is working with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care (ELCC) system that will bring fees for regulated child care across the country down to $10-a-day on average by March 2026.
  27. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honourable Jenna Sudds, will join Nova Scotia’s Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Honourable Becky Druhan, to announce an early learning and child care action plan in Halifax.
  28. Today, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques and CSA mission scientist Patrick Hill will participate in a geology webinar for nearly 4,000 Canadian students in grades 9 to 12. It will be about rocks, both in space and on Earth, and the geology training that astronauts take in preparation for future lunar missions.
  29. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  30. Families across Canada know that affordable child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. That is why the Government of Canada is working with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system that will bring fees for regulated child care across the country down to $10-a-day on average by March 2026.
  31. Minister Sudds to make child care announcement in Prince Edward Island
  32. Every family in Canada deserves access to high-quality child care when they need it and at a price that won’t break the bank. The Government of Canada is working closely with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to make this a reality.
  33. On December 6, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jenni Gibbons will connect with over 500 students around the globe to discuss Canada's role in lunar exploration.
  34. Today, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, announced a $95,500 non-repayable ACOA contribution to the Ingonish Development Society (IDS) to develop a regional tourism strategy.
  35. Backgrounder: The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University was funded in the amount of $1,999,997 to launch the project “Collaborating to Prevent and Respond to Violence and Harassment at Work”.
  36. Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children and adolescents in Canada. Approximately 10,000 children are living with cancer in this country and 1,500 more are diagnosed every year. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – a time to reflect on how we can better understand and address the needs of children affected by cancer, as well as their families and caregivers.
  37. New and improved docks and boardwalk offer better experience for paddlers and spectators
  38. Improvements to the Ship Hector site will better tell the story of the first Scottish emigrants to come directly from Scotland to Nova Scotia
  39. Atlantic Canada’s rich multicultural heritage is central to the region’s identity, and supports a strong, vibrant, and welcoming society that attracts visitors and newcomers from around the world. The Government of Canada is investing to ensure that Acadian community art and culture, and the French language, continue to flourish in Nova Scotia.
  40. On August 2, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Natalie Jameson, Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Early Years and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence on Prince Edward Island.
  41. Backgrounder – Funding for five organizations supporting Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people to prevent and address gender-based violence.
  42. Families across Canada are striving every day to give their children the best possible start in life. That is why the Government of Canada is working with our provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners on building a Canada-wide early learning and child care system that offers families better access to high-quality, affordable, flexible, and inclusive child care and early learning opportunities, no matter where they live.
  43. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Winnipeg with Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko, and Minister of Manitoba Advanced Education and Training, Sarah Guilemard, to announce funding to expand child-care spaces in public schools and post-secondary institutions.
  44. Ya’ara Saks, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will be in Vancouver to announce project funding through the Early Learning and Child Care Innovation Program to improve services for families across Canada.
  45. Canadians know that child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. That is why the Government of Canada is working with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to create a Canada-wide early learning and child care (ELCC) system that increases access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive ELCC programs and services.
  46. Statement by Minister of Labour on World Day Against Child Labour
  47. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. Having access to vibrant, interactive spaces is important for health and wellbeing in every corner of our country. Breathing new life into our communities also stimulates local economies, creates jobs, and improves the quality of life for Canadians.
  48. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minster of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, will make an announcement regarding support for the Waverley Amateur Athletic Association.
  49. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. Having access to vibrant, interactive spaces is important for health and wellbeing in every corner of our country. Breathing new life into our communities also stimulates local economies, creates jobs, and improves the quality of life for Canadians.
  50. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make an announcement regarding support for the Porters Lake Commnity Service Organization.