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  1. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement for Mental Health Week.
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.
  3. Starting Friday April 23, parents and children will be able to enjoy nature on the Plains of Abraham through entertaining activities offered in a no-contact pick-up setup – in a completely safe way.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The YESS is a Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 11 federal departments and agencies, including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. ESDC’s YESS program supports organizations that provide job placements and skills development services to young people, as well as a broad range of supports such as job coaching, mental health support, clothes for job interviews, day care services for parents and subsidized Internet access to help with job searches.
  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. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, and the Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, today issued the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s report on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB):
  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 knows that vulnerable populations have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. That is why the government introduced measures to provide support to Canadians through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, and why it remains committed to ensuring every Canadian has a fair and equal chance to succeed.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 Saskatchewanian families, particularly with children staying home and parents being unable to return to the workforce.
  13. 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.
  14. Minister Carr and Minister Squires to make a virtual announcement on early learning and child care in Manitoba
  15. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. On International Women’s Day, we recognize that women have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, facing job losses and shouldering the burden of unpaid care work at home. Taking steps to include young women in Canada’s recovery and working to create a stronger, fairer and more inclusive country will continue to be important.
  16. The YESS is a Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 11 federal departments and agencies, including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. ESDC’s YESS program supports organizations that provide job placements and skills development services to young people, as well as a broad range of supports such as job coaching, mental health support, clothes for job interviews, day care services for parents and subsidized Internet access to help with job searches.
  17. For many, child care is a necessity. For Indigenous children, culturally appropriate early learning and child care can be a crucial part of childhood development. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to promoting and investing in Indigenous-led early learning and child care to ensure all First Nations, Inuit and Métis children have the foundation they need to succeed in life.
  18. In 2018, the Government of Canada made a historic commitment toward reducing poverty through Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. Yesterday, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, tabled in Parliament the first report on Canada’s progress, entitled Building Understanding: The First Report of the National Advisory Council on Poverty.
  19. The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to create a barrier-free Canada with the implementation of the Accessible Canada Act, which will help remove barriers, and increase access and opportunities for persons with disabilities.
  20. The current COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of affordable, accessible, inclusive, and high-quality child care for Canadian families. While much progress has been made in recent years, there is more to be done to meet the needs of children and families.