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  1. On August 17, 2021, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered remarks at the Palo Verde Women in Nuclear Leadership Symposium. In her remarks, she discussed the essential role that leaders play in the success of diversity and inclusion efforts. The fundamentals of nuclear safety – including safety culture and emergency preparedness – are better achieved by diverse teams who bring forward a variety of perspectives.
  2. The Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  3. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to protecting Canadians and permanent residents from unethical immigration consultants. Today, following an extensive criminal investigation, the CBSA announced charges related to an alleged sophisticated for-profit misrepresentation and immigration fraud operation in Calgary.
  4. COVID-19 continues to have a disproportionate impact on vulnerable Canadians, creating a great need for additional supports. Community-based service providers such as charities and non-profit organizations are on the front lines, serving critical social inclusion, well-being and safety needs during the pandemic. This is why the Government of Canada has worked with national intermediary partners—Community Foundations of Canada, Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada—to disburse $350 million to community-based organizations since last May. This funding was used to power thousands of projects, train countless volunteers, and support their communities along the way.
  5. On June 26, 2021, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered remarks at the World Nuclear University Strategic Leadership Academy. In her remarks, she outlined the important role leaders play in fostering a strong and robust safety culture, and in ensuring that diversity and inclusion efforts succeed. She encouraged future leaders to demonstrate agility, always be prepared for the unexpected and make timely decisions.
  6. Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and career. Yet, too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive, and high-quality child care. The global COVID-19 pandemic has also made it clear that without access to child care, too many parents—especially women—cannot fully participate in the workforce.
  7. Minister Hussen and Minister Squires to make a major announcement on support for families
  8. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough; the Canada Employment Insurance Commission’s (CEIC) Commissioner for Workers, Pierre Laliberté; and the CEIC’s Commissioner for Employers, Nancy Healey, issued the statement below today on the launch of consultations on modernizing the Employment Insurance program. The online survey will open on Monday, August 9, 2021, at The survey is scheduled to run until Friday, October 8, 2021
  9. Government of Canada highlights investments in young Canadians through the Student Work Placement Program
  10. As Canada works to finish the fight against COVID-19, the Government of Canada is committed to making a strong, inclusive economic recovery that addresses the systemic gaps and empowers women in the economy
  11. For the past five years, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) has helped lift 435,000 children out of poverty by providing approximately $25 billion each year in tax-free support to about 3.5 million families. The global COVID-19 pandemic has added a wide range of unpredictable expenses for Canadian families. That’s why the Government of Canada has taken action, through the CCB Young Child Supplement, to help parents cope with the pressures of the pandemic, make life more affordable for families, and grow the middle class.
  12. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will make an announcement about the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.
  13. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce how the Government of Canada will give additional support to families with young children.
  14. As Canada works to finish the fight against COVID-19, the government is committed to ensuring a strong, inclusive economic recovery that addresses systemic gaps and empowers women in the economy.
  15. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors, will host a virtual town hall on issues affecting Canadian seniors.