Quality child care can give you peace of mind and help you balance family and work. What’s more, it has a positive impact on your child’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development.
Finding a quality child care setting takes time, research and hard work. But it’s well worth the effort since your child’s well being is at stake. This step-by-step guide can help you find quality child care. But it’s by no means comprehensive. Parents are strongly encouraged to do more research on quality care. The local’s child care resource centre is a good place to start.
Research shows that high quality child care plays a positive and long-lasting role in the social and intellectual development of children, no matter what their social, cultural and economic background. Lack of access to high quality child care can cause high stress for working parents: worry about their children's well being while at work, and conflicts with employers and co-workers due to lateness or absences. Lack of high quality child care also keeps women from entering and participating fully in the paid labour force.
Support Postal Banking - Download and Sign the Petition
Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative. Download and sign the petition urging the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to add postal banking, with a mandate for financial inclusion.