Ministers Qualtrough and Gould to announce new investments in accessible Early Learning and Child Care  

Media advisory

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce funding to make early learning and child care centres across Canada more accessible.  

The Ministers will be accompanied by Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier.

A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the announcement.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

DATE:        Wednesday, June 22, 2022

TIME:         9:00 a.m. EDT

PLACE       Le CAP - Centre d’appui et de prévention
                   Centre Éducatif Renée Tassé
                   La Cité Collégiale
                   801, Aviation Parkway
                   Pavilion B
                   Ottawa, ON

Journalists who want to participate must register by contacting media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca with their name and media outlet before 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Please indicate if attendance will be in-person or virtual. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

In-person attendance instructions:

  • Arrive between 20 and 30 minutes prior to the announcement.
  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • Please note that wearing a face covering is mandatory.

Virtual attendance instructions:

  • Log on 20 minutes prior to the announcement.
  • To help ensure optimal simultaneous interpretation sound quality, journalists are encouraged to use a microphone (headphones/headset) or, when possible, a landline, and to avoid using speaker mode if queuing up for questions.

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Contacts

FOR INFORMATION (media only):

Tara Beauport
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough
C 343-576-1628 / tara.beauport@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Mohammad Hussain
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould
mohammad.a.hussain@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
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