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Minister Gould meets with families receiving fee reductions for licensed child care in Ontario

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive and high quality child care. That is why the Government of Canada has laid out a plan to provide parents in Canada with, on average, $10 a day child care for children under six years old. This plan will make life more affordable for families, create new jobs, get parents—especially women—back into the workforce, and grow the middle class, while giving every child a real and fair chance at success.

Lower child care fees for Ontario families

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Ottawa to speak about recent child care fee reductions as part of the Canada-wide early learning and child care system.

Government of Canada releases 2022 Annual Report from the National Advisory Council on Poverty

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

In 2018, the Government of Canada made a historic commitment toward reducing poverty through Opportunity for All—Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. The Strategy included the creation of the National Advisory Council on Poverty and established ambitious poverty reduction targets aimed at building a Canada where every Canadian has a real and fair chance of success.

Accessing Employment Insurance for those affected by Hurricane Fiona

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Hurricane Fiona brought significant damage to Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec, and the Government of Canada understands how important Canada’s social safety net is for those who have been affected by hazardous weather. Service Canada is standing by to provide services to those in need, including through the Employment Insurance (EI) program.

Government of Canada one step closer to ensuring free access to menstrual products in federally regulated workplaces

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Menstrual products are a basic need and are essential to upholding Canadians’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as to ensuring women’s participation in school, work and society. Yet, one in three Canadians who need pads, tampons or other menstrual products struggle to afford them. To make life more affordable and workplaces more equitable, the Government of Canada is proposing to strengthen regulations under the

Government of Canada invests to improve the participation of equity-deserving groups in the skilled trades  

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Les femmes choisissent moins souvent que les hommes une carrière dans les métiers spécialisés, et elles sont confrontées à des obstacles plus importants dans leur formation en apprentissage. La demande en travailleurs des métiers spécialisés n’ayant jamais été aussi forte, le gouvernement du Canada fait des investissements ciblés visant à développer une main-d’œuvre diversifiée et inclusive dans les métiers spécialisés, ce qui aidera un plus grand nombre de Canadiens – y compris les femmes – à se bâtir de bonnes carrières bien rémunérées.

Backgrounder - Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation Apprentice Incentive Program

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Apprenticeships offer a great way to get the hands-on work experience needed to pursue a career in the skilled trades. Employers play a fundamental role in Canada’s apprenticeship systems, however many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not always have the resources to offer apprenticeship training opportunities.

Government of Canada announces project in Pickering to support seniors

| 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 supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.

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