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  1. 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.
  2. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Physical Activity, will join the Honourable Mitzi Dean, British Columbia’s Minister of State for Child Care, to announce that additional child care spaces will move into the $10-a-Day ChildCareBC program.
  3. 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.
  4. The next generation of innovators will be critical to finding forward-thinking, sustainable solutions to address the challenges of a swiftly changing world. In Nova Scotia, the Government of Canada is helping Cape Breton University develop the high-quality educational infrastructure needed to advance important research and learning, and help future innovators reach their full potential.
  5. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, will make an announcement regarding funding for Cape Breton University.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Minister Sudds to make child care announcement in Prince Edward Island
  9. 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.
  10. Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, today issued the following statement.
  11. New and improved docks and boardwalk offer better experience for paddlers and spectators
  12. As part of her visit to Cape Breton, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, will meet with local leaders and stakeholders and make two announcements that will drive economic momentum in Nova Scotia.
  13. Improvements to the Ship Hector site will better tell the story of the first Scottish emigrants to come directly from Scotland to Nova Scotia
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Federal, provincial and territorial ministers most responsible for early learning and child care gathered* today in Iqaluit to discuss and advance shared priorities in early learning and child care. The meeting was co-chaired by the Honourable Karina Gould, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Natalie Jameson, Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Early Years and Minister responsible for the Status of Women.
  18. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning and Minister for the Status of Women, Natalie Jameson, will deliver remarks as co-chairs following the Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Most Responsible for Early Learning and Child Care, in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
  19. Today, Parliamentary Secretary, Ya’ara Saks, on behalf of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced funding for two projects through the Early Learning and Child Care Innovation Program.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will announce a multi-million dollar Government of Canada contribution to support tourism projects across Nova Scotia.
  25. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.
  26. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement regarding support for the Community Support Society of River John.
  27. As Canada moves toward a greener future, communities that rely on coal to fuel their economies are building up other sectors to continue growing and create local employment. For many, the tourism sector is already a key economic driver, and it is important that communities are resourced and ready to create offerings that highlight local strengths and assets.
  28. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement to support tourism growth for a local hot spot in Trenton.
  29. As the warmer months approach, many young Canadians will be looking to secure meaningful work experiences for the summer. A summer job can serve as a valuable stepping stone to a successful career. Not only does it allow a young person to build work experience and develop new skills, it puts money in their pocket to cover expenses, save for the future, or fund further education.
  30. Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) for youth is part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, a federal commitment to help young people gain employment information, skills and experience. The Strategy aims to support young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, as they transition into the labour market.
  31. The early learning and child care sector continues to evolve in increasingly complex and challenging environments. Identifying innovative practices and solutions that better address the essential needs of children and families is key to continuing to improve early learning and child care services across Canada.
  32. Government of Canada to announce investments in innovative early learning and child care practices
  33. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould will visit Renco Family Foods to highlight federal budget investments in a Strong Middle Class, an Affordable Economy, and a Healthy Future.
  34. Child care is not just a social policy - it is an economic policy, too. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and help give every child in Canada the best start in life. That is why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system that will benefit children and families from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
  35. Government of Canada supports inclusive, family-friendly recreation hub
  36. Government of Canada to announce support to revitalize community green space in Cape Breton
  37. Message from the Minister of Health on Canada’s Second Annual Safe Sleep Week 2022
  38. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economy is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  39. Families across Canada know that affordable child care is not a luxury—it’s a necessity.
  40. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Saskatchewan’s Minister of Education, Dustin Duncan, will be making an important announcement regarding affordable child care in Saskatchewan.
  41. From February 25 to March 18, the Plains of Abraham welcome children and their parents to enjoy this piece of nature in the city and plunge into history during spring break.
  42. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is highlighting this year's International Day of Women and Girls in Science by showcasing strong role models and taking part in various events and meeting with youth.
  43. Child care is not just a social policy—it is an economic policy, too. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and help give every child in Canada the best start in life. That’s why, in Budget 2021, the Government of Canada made a transformative investment of nearly $30 billion to create a Canada-wide early learning and child care system with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners.
  44. Government of Canada to announce support for a community recreation organization in Lower Sackville
  45. Fairview, Nova Scotia is home to over 17,000 residents—and a community hub that helps them thrive. The Fairview Resource Centre delivers programs ranging from senior and parenting support to skill-building and assistance with basic needs. To help the centre extend its free services to more members of the community, the Government of Canada is investing in accessibility and efficiency upgrades at the centre this year.
  46. The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, will make an announcement regarding support for the Fairview Resource Centre.
  47. Canadians have been living with the impacts of the pandemic for almost three years. Vulnerable adults, families, children and youth have been among those most negatively impacted. As a result, many children and youth have struggled with social isolation. When services and supports are accessible and targeted at those who are experiencing negative impacts to their well-being from social isolation, they can help children and youth cope with these difficult challenges.
  48. The Social Development Partnerships Program is a grants and contributions program that supports investments in not-for-profit organizations to help improve life outcomes for persons with disabilities, children and families, and other vulnerable populations. The program is divided into two components: the Disability component and the Children and Families component.
  49. Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region and hosting national sporting events can generate significant economic benefits by attracting visitors outside the traditional tourism season. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex Corporation (CBHRCC), in partnership with Cape Breton University (CBU), to revitalize the community’s multi-sport recreation facility.
  50. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, and Ontario’s Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, will make a major announcement in Toronto on the province’s early learning and child care system.