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  1. The announcement scheduled for September 26 regarding support for crisis hotlines on Prince Edward Island has been postponed.
  2. 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.
  3. Government of Canada to Announce Support for Crisis Hotlines on Prince Edward Island
  4. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on Gender Equality Week:
  5. Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., issued the following statement to recognize International Equal Pay Day
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Small businesses are at the heart of Canadian communities and are the engines that drive local economies. Their success is critical to accelerating inclusive growth that benefits everyone.
  9. 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.
  10. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for crisis hotline services significantly increased across Canada. Crisis hotlines are a lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services.
  11. Government of Canada to Announce Support for Crisis Hotlines Across Canada
  12. Indigenous women, women with disabilities, members of LGBTQ2 communities, as well as newcomers, Black, racialized, and migrant women are all disproportionately impacted by longstanding inequities. Through support for Manitoba-based organizations that advance gender equality and work to break down barriers, individuals in these communities will be able to fully participate in the economic, social, and democratic life in Canada.
  13. The Government of Canada recognizes Quebec’s leadership in early learning and child care.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Black women entrepreneurs make important contributions to the Atlantic Canadian economy, despite facing systemic racism and obstacles in starting and growing their businesses. Reducing these barriers fosters a more inclusive and collaborative economy, leading to the innovations and technologies that improve our daily lives and drive our country forward.
  17. Small businesses are at the heart of Canadian communities and are the engines that drive the economy. Their success will be critical to accelerating an inclusive economic recovery—one that is taking place increasingly in the digital world.
  18. The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, will announce funding to help Black women grow and launch early stage businesses in Nova Scotia.
  19. As the Government of Canada works to strengthen our economy following the COVID 19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that small and medium-sized enterprises, especially those led by women, receive support to ensure a just and balanced recovery.
  20. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns, neighbourhoods and parks are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. After more than two years of the pandemic, people are once again looking to frequent local businesses and rediscover their communities. As a result, organizations, business and tourism operators are developing fresh approaches and innovative ways to bring people back.
  21. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns, neighbourhoods and parks are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. After more than two years of the pandemic, people are once again looking to frequent local businesses and rediscover their communities. As a result, organizations, business and tourism operators are developing fresh approaches and innovative ways to bring people back.
  22. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will announce support for three projects in Colchester County to help the region boost tourism and create growth opportunities for local businesses.
  23. Child care is not just a social policy—it is also an economic policy. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and give every child in Canada the best start in life. 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.
  24. Young people and students have a pivotal role to play in Canada’s economic recovery and future growth. In the run-up to World Youth Skills Day on July 15, the Government of Canada is highlighting the importance of equipping young people with the skills they need and remains committed to helping them gain relevant experience for an evolving job market.
  25. Young people and students have a pivotal role to play in Canada’s economic recovery and future growth. In the run-up to World Youth Skills Day on July 15, the Government of Canada is highlighting the importance of equipping young people with the skills they need and remains committed to helping them gain relevant experience for an evolving job market.
  26. Federal, provincial and territorial ministers most responsible for early learning and child care gathered today to advance shared priorities in early learning and child care. The meeting takes place one year after the federal government signed the first Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with British Columbia.
  27. The early learning and child care sector is evolving in increasingly complex and challenging environments. Identifying innovative practices and solutions that better meet the needs of children and families will improve early learning and child care for the benefit of children and families in Canada.
  28. 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.
  29. Halifax County will benefit from infrastructure and energy efficiency upgrades to help bring people back to public spaces
  30. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make virtual announcements regarding support for four community organizations.
  31. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, is calling for nominations for the 2022 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. These awards recognize Canadians, including youth, who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality.
  32. 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.
  33. Government of Canada to make an announcement on innovative Early Learning and Child Care practices in Manitoba
  34. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today:
  35. Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it will host Canada’s first Nuclear Energy Agency International Mentorship Workshop in May 2023. The event will be co-chaired by CNSC President Rumina Velshi and Curve Lake First Nation Chief Emily Whetung.
  36. Helping the Atlantic Canadian biosciences sector contribute to a more resilient, diversified, and inclusive economic recovery is a priority of the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces and is key to creating good jobs and generating growth.
  37. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement:
  38. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement to kick off Pride Season in Canada.
  39. The Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, and the President of the Treasury Board, Mona Fortier, today issued the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s third performance audit report on Gender-based Analysis Plus:
  40. LGBTQ2 Pride flag raising on Parliament Hill marks the start of Pride Season
  41. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and Parliamentary Secretary Jenna Sudds issued the following statement today.
  42. Today, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) released the results of a mystery shopping exercise conducted at Canada’s 6 largest banks.
  43. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement
  44. Every Canadian deserves to fully participate in all spheres of society, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Through its programs and policies, the Government of Canada is committed to protecting LGBTQ2 equality and continuing to address systemic discrimination.
  45. The Government of Canada is firmly committed to achieving gender equality. Recognizing the contributions of individuals who play a key role in that effort is essential, as their work can inspire others to make a difference in our country and around the world.
  46. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant barrier to achieving gender equality, and it is preventable. The Government of Canada is committed to preventing and addressing GBV in all its forms.
  47. Reminder - Parliamentary Secretary Brière to Announce Funding to Address Gender-Based Violence Towards Immigrant Women and Girls in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  48. Parliamentary Secretary Brière to Announce Funding to Address Gender-Based Violence Towards Immigrant Women and Girls in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  49. Today we are especially grateful to the Canadian Perinatal mental health coalition for their impressive advocacy raising public and professional awareness to ensure that people who experience pregnancy-related mental illness have access to the resources and supports they need.
  50. Atlantic Canadian tourism organizations and operators are working hard to recover from pandemic challenges and 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. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Cape Breton Miners Museum in the expansion of an enhanced visitor experience that preserves and commemorates Cape Breton’s coal mining legacy.