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  1. For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and too few high quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada, together with provincial and territorial partners, is making access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care a reality, giving children the best possible start and making life more affordable for families across Canada.
  2. Government of Canada support for Integrated Youth Services
  3. Research shows that 75% of mental illness begins before age 25. There is a need to make sure that young people have the mental health and substance use support they need, when and where they need it. Communities across the country are already helping youth through Integrated Youth Services (IYS) sites. Now is the time to connect these sites that provide youth with equitable access to a range of health and social services that contribute to their health — primary care, peer support, work and study supports and more.
  4. In January 2022, Women and Gender Equality Canada launched a call for proposals in order to bolster the capacity of Indigenous women’s and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to provide gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programming that will address the root causes of violence.
  5. Town of Gibsons, British Columbia, November 25, 2022—Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, announced $92,500 in federal funding for two active transportation projects in Southwestern British Columbia.
  6. All Canadians deserve to be treated fairly and protected from harm in the workplace.
  7. Minister Carolyn Bennett to announce an investment to support integrated mental health and substance use services for youth
  8. Canadians who are facing illness or injury need to feel confident that they are supported and that their jobs are protected as they recover. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to improve Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.
  9. Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits are an important measure for supporting workers who are in the difficult circumstance of having to temporarily leave their job due to illness, injury or quarantine. These benefits are available to qualifying claimants who are unable to work, and allow them time needed to restore their health before they can return to work.
  10. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Becky Druhan, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will announce a reduction in the province’s licensed child care fees as part of the Canada-wide early learning and child care system agreement.
  11. Barrie, Ontario, November 25, 2022 – Today, Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, and His Worship Alex Nuttall, Mayor of the City of Barrie, announced $3.3 million in joint funding for a battery electric bus pilot program.
  12. Town of Gibsons, BC, November 24, 2022 — Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $139,808 in three British Columbia communities to support data-driven decision-making about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  13. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will be in Vancouver to announce changes to Employment Insurance sickness benefits.
  14. Barrie, Ontario, November 24, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding zero-emission public transit infrastructure with Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora and His Worship Alex Nuttall, Mayor of the City of Barrie.
  15. Now, more than ever, increased access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive early learning and child care is crucial to meet the needs of children and families across Canada. That is why the Government of Canada is making a historic investment of $30 billion over five years to build a Canada-wide early learning and child care system in collaboration with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners
  16. The Canadian Grain Commission recognizes that producers may need more time to participate this year and has extended the deadline of its Harvest Sample Program to December 30, 2022.
  17. Town of Glenwood, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 23, 2022 — Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $388,775 in nine Newfoundland and Labrador communities to support data-driven decision making about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  18. Today, Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour; His Worship Mike Hurley, Mayor of the City of Burnaby; and His Worship Patrick Johnstone, Mayor of the City of New Westminster, announced $550,000 in federal and municipal funding for three active transportation projects on the eastern side of the Burrard Peninsula. This investment will support the planning and design of active transportation infrastructure to provide convenient, healthier, and greener modes of travel.
  19. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced a new governance model for the National Model Codes development system.
  20. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced a new governance model for the National Model Codes development system.
  21. Charities and non-profits are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many of them are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of communities across Canada.
  22. Sudbury, Ontario, November 22, 2022 – Today, Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, Marc Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, and His Worship Paul Lefebvre, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury, announced $158,469 in joint funding for the development of an electric bus feasibility study and a fleet transition plan.
  23. On November 20, from sunset until 1 a.m., the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in blue, in support of National Child Day.
  24. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Thomas Annear, President of the Montague Curling Club, announced over $264,000 in joint funding for upgrades to the Montague Curling Club in Three Rivers.
  25. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Thomas Annear, President of the Montague Curling Club.
  26. Kensington, Prince Edward Island, November 18, 2022—Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque; the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington, announced $4.2 million in joint funding for two infrastructure projects in Kensington.
  27. The Government of Canada continues to invest in our country’s brightest minds to bring innovative perspectives to our health care system. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health announced a total investment of over $4.7M in the Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program, which provides talented PhD trainees and postdoctoral researchers a unique opportunity to work directly within health organizations to tackle real-world health system challenges.
  28. Dr. Mary Jane Ireland, Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), issued the following statement today in recognition of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
  29. Your postal code —where you live—is one of the strongest predictors of your health. With 80 per cent of people in Canada living in cities, understanding what can be done in an urban context to promote better health and equity across populations is a critical area of research.
  30. Members of the media are invited to attend a announcement regarding access to high-speed internet with Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, and Brian Saunderson, Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe—Grey, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Thompson, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
  31. The Government of Canada is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations by 2050 through the Greening Government Strategy.
  32. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding community and green infrastructure with Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Matthew MacKay, Minister of Social Development and Housing, on behalf of the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington.
  33. Nigadoo, New Brunswick, November 17, 2022 — Today, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie—Bathurst, along with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $144,460 in three New Brunswick communities to support data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  34. The Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, tabled the Supplementary Estimates (B), 2022–23, in the House of Commons
  35. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 17, 2022—Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of St. John’s, announced $37.4 million in joint funding for a new outdoor track and field facility and an indoor multi-purpose facility to host the 2025 Canada Summer Games.
  36. The skilled trades are essential to Canada’s economy. Few industries are as essential to Canadians’ everyday lives. Smart investments are needed to support Canadians from all backgrounds in taking up apprenticeship training now, and to help kick-start lucrative careers in well-respected skilled trades.
  37. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour; Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East; the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s.
  38. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Pamela Gross, Nunavut’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, will announce a historic milestone concerning affordable child care in Nunavut.
  39. Iqaluit, Nunavut, November 16, 2022—Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, and Gwen Healey Akearok, Executive and Scientific Director of the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, announced more than $7.2 million in joint funding to support the construction of a new community wellness hub in Iqaluit.
  40. One in five children in Canada are at risk of going to school hungry on any given day. School meal programs can help reduce hunger and food insecurity, improve children’s access to nutritious food, improve academic outcomes and achievement, and help support families by reducing food costs.
  41. Through its Climate Change and Health Adaptation Capacity Building Program (HealthADAPT), the Government of Canada has taken action to support the health sector to prepare for, and respond to, the impacts of climate change.
  42. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will be in Ottawa to highlight funding for the Canada Building Trades Union; a financial commitment that continues to support small and medium-sized enterprises in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
  43. Black Canadians have played an important role in building a better country, despite experiencing ongoing systemic racism. Through the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI), the Government of Canada is investing in initiatives that recognize the contributions of Black people in Canada and acknowledging the significant and unique challenges faced by their communities in Canada.
  44. Government of Canada welcomes Auditor General’s Report on Cybersecurity of Personal Information in the Cloud
  45. Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and a career. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
  46. The Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen, today issued the following statement regarding the release of the report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada on Chronic Homelessness:
  47. Chaplin, Saskatchewan, November 15, 2022 — Today, George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, along with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $316,253 in eight Saskatchewan communities to support data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  48. Iqaluit, Nunavut, November 15, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Gwen Healey Akearok, Executive and Scientific Director, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre.
  49. Ottawa, Ontario, November 15, 2022— Today, the Honourable David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, and Tosha Rhodenizer, Chief Executive Officer of the RA Centre, announced $2.39 million in funding for energy improvements to the RA Centre in Ottawa.
  50. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Ottawa to announce the launch of an online questionnaire to seek feedback on a pan-Canadian school food policy.