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  1. 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.
  2. Government of Canada to announce support for a community recreation organization in Lower Sackville
  3. 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.
  4. The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, will make an announcement regarding support for the Fairview Resource Centre.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long wait lists and too few high-quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the implementation of a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, giving children the best possible start and making life more affordable for families across Canada.
  10. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be joining Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, Natalie Jameson, for a media tour and announcement in Montague.
  11. Backgrounder
  12. Affordable and inclusive early learning and child care is a powerful driver of economic growth and social equality. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and Indigenous peoples to build an affordable, inclusive and high-quality early learning and child care system for families in Canada. Now, the Government is taking another significant step forward by ensuring the system remains in place long into the future so that generations of children in Canada can get the best possible start in life.
  13. Today, Canada’s Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson, François Boileau, announces a new service improvement request following his Office’s collaboration with Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA Canada).
  14. Officials from the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada will hold a technical briefing for media, not for attribution, on new measures to strengthen early learning and child care.
  15. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, was at Centre dentaire Montcalm in Quebec City to discuss the new, temporary Canada Dental Benefit, which opened for applications last week.
  16. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will participate in a tour of a dental clinic and hold a media availability to highlight how the Canada Dental Benefit will provide young Canadians with more equitable access to oral health care.
  17. 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
  18. For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and a lack of child care options. Now, more than ever, increased access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care is crucial to meet the needs of children and make life more affordable for families across Canada.
  19. 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.
  20. We share the concerns of parents and caregivers about their inability to find infant and children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These products are essential for families, caregivers, and health care professionals to reduce fever and pain. Today, we are announcing that we have secured foreign supply of children’s acetaminophen that will be available for sale at retail and in community pharmacies in the coming weeks.
  21. In the recent 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada highlighted its plan to continue its sound stewardship of the economy and to be there for Canadians. To help families cope with increasing costs, like rising prices at the checkout counter, the Government is delivering targeted support to the Canadians who need it the most, including by: doubling the GST credit for 11 million eligible Canadians; enhancing the Canada Workers Benefit to support 4.2 million Canadians; and making federal student and apprentice loans permanently interest free for the graduates of today and tomorrow.
  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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  23. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement about several infrastructure and technology projects to enhance safety, accessibility and connectivity in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s.
  24. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive
  25. In the recent 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada highlighted its plan to continue its sound stewardship of the economy and to be there for Canadians. To help families cope with increasing costs, like rising prices at the checkout counter, the government is delivering targeted support to the Canadians who need it the most, including by: doubling the GST Credit for 11 million eligible Canadians; enhancing the Canada Workers Benefit to support 4.2 million Canadians; and making federal student and apprentice loans permanently interest free for the graduates of today and tomorrow.
  26. Atlantic Canadian tourism organizations and operators are working hard to find new approaches to deliver world-class tourism experiences that tell the stories of the region, and what makes it such a special visitor destination. The Government of Canada is supporting the expansion of an enhanced visitor experience at the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark that explores the connections between geology, communities, culture, heritage and nature.
  27. 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 economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  28. 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 about recreation centre upgrades that will expand programming and help reconnect the community.
  29. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Toronto to speak about recent child care fee reductions as part of the Canada-wide early learning and child care system. The Minister will promote the benefits to parents and providers of signing on to the Canada–Ontario Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  30. Too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive and high quality child care. That is why the Government of Canada has laid out a plan to provide parents in Canada with, on average, $10 a day child care for children under six years old. This plan will make life more affordable for families, create new jobs, get parents—especially women—back into the workforce, and grow the middle class, while giving every child a real and fair chance at success.
  31. East Dartmouth BGC will benefit from a new outdoor space to help bring people back to public spaces safely
  32. North Preston to develop an Afrocentric community hub to promote learning, connection and creativity
  33. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in North Preston
  34. The following is a list of the approved early learning and child care innovation projects across Canada.
  35. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Sudbury to announce funding for projects that aim to improve early learning and child care programs and services across Canada.
  36. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will join British Columbia’s Minister of State for Child Care, Karina Chen, and British Columbia’s Minister of Education and Child Care, Jennifer Whiteside, in Burnaby to announce how they will make child care more affordable for families in British Columbia.
  37. Canada has much to offer visitors: breathtaking landscapes and wide-open spaces, diverse and inclusive experiences, and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high vaccination against COVID-19, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destination choices.
  38. Backgrounder: The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.3 million in 13 projects to support the tourism sector on Cape Breton Island and in Guysborough County.
  39. The imagination, determination, and innovation of Canada’s youth are essential to building the Canada we all want: a country that is inclusive and barrier-free for persons with disabilities. By continuing to invest in youth and working with local and community-based organizations to increase accessibility and inclusion in communities and workplaces, the Government of Canada is reinforcing its commitment to prioritize disability inclusion across the country.
  40. Young Canadians are integral to Canada’s present and future success, as they are the leaders of today and tomorrow. Youth organizations in Canada are undertaking important work, such as amplifying youth voices and advocating for gender equality.
  41. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, and the Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, issued the following statement to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day theme: Intergenerational Solidarity.
  42. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Regina to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with Saskatchewan.
  43. In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada announced its ambitious plan for an average $10-a-day early learning and child care system across the country. Now that the Government of Canada has signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, great progress is being made in this regard across the country.
  44. The Government of Canada recognizes Quebec’s leadership in early learning and child care.
  45. Government of Canada to announce support for community organization in Halifax
  46. Fostering economic development, boosting tourism, and promoting Atlantic Canada’s unique places and experiences are key to building strong communities. The Government of Canada is investing in the Town of Port Hawkesbury to re-invigorate its waterfront, creating new business opportunities and a welcoming, accessible space for residents and visitors to explore.
  47. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support to re-energize the waterfront in Port Hawkesbury.
  48. The recent increase in passport demand combined with the longer processing times have resulted in a growing number of Canadians requiring their passport applications be transferred to local passport offices for processing in order to get them in time to travel. This has been stressful for Canadians and a challenging way for them to get their documents.
  49. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19
  50. For families in Canada, access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. 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 support an average of $10-a-day regulated child care across Canada.