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Additional steps to deliver timely passport services for Canadians as travel restrictions ease around the world 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

With pandemic restrictions easing around the world, interest in travel is growing among Canadians, and demand for new or renewed passports is growing along with it. Service Canada is experiencing increases in passport processing times, and is responding by prioritizing those travelling imminently and ensuring that those with less urgent needs can access the right service channels for them.

Government of Canada funds more than 3,000 projects across Canada to support seniors in their communities

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.

Backgrounder: New Horizons for Seniors Program

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving seniors’ health and well-being.

Milestone reached in newly funded child care spaces for British Columbia families

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

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 our economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and help give every Canadian child the best start in life. While cutting child care fees is important, it is just one part of the equation. That is why the governments of Canada and British Columbia have been working together to increase the number of licensed child care spaces available in the province.

Minister Qualtrough welcomes Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

This past year, the Government of Canada has continued to make significant progress implementing the Accessible Canada Act (the Act), reinforcing its commitment to advance accessibility and the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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