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Nova Scotia achieves 50% reduction in child care fees 

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Halifax – For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and too few high quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada, together with provincial and territorial partners, is making access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care a reality, giving children the best possible start and making life more affordable …

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Consultations on national school food policy launched

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Responses will help the Government of Canada set the groundwork to improve children’s access to nutritious food at school Ottawa – One in five children in Canada are at risk of going to school hungry on any given day. School meal programs can help reduce hunger and food insecurity, improve children’s access to nutritious food, improve academic outcomes and achievement, …

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Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

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Gatineau – Investing in Black communities and tackling systemic anti-Black racism head-on are important parts of building an inclusive and resilient country that leaves no one behind. Through the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI), the Government of Canada is taking meaningful steps to address the significant and unique challenges Black communities face in Canada by investing in Black-led and …

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Consultations on pan-Canadian school food policy launched

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Recommendations will help the Government of Canada improve children’s access to nutritious food while at school Gatineau – One in five children in Canada are at risk of going to school hungry on any given day. School meal programs can help reduce hunger and food insecurity, improve children’s access to nutritious food, improve academic outcomes and achievement, and help support …

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

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Ottawa – 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 …

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10-day passport pick-up service is now available in Barrie

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Gatineau – Service Canada staff are working hard to serve Canadians and decrease passport wait times as they work through unprecedented demands. Since April 1, 2022, close to 1.2 million Canadian passports have been issued. Service Canada continues to introduce a variety of new measures to improve passport service delivery. Today, on behalf of the Minister of Families, Children and …

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Families to benefit from new early learning, child care practices

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Sudbury – The early learning and child care sector is evolving in increasingly complex and challenging environments. Identifying innovative practices and solutions that better meet the needs of children and families is necessary to improving early learning and child care practices for the benefit of families in Canada. Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, was at Collège …

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Top educators get PM’s Awards for dedication to students

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Award celebrates exceptional educators who are empowering Canadian youth Ottawa – Every day, Canada’s world-class educators provide the students in their care with the building blocks—the skills, tools and experiences—they need to become thriving adults in Canada’s innovation economy. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada’s 72 top educators receiving this year’s Prime Minister Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching …

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10-day passport pick-up service now available at 4 more Service Canada Centres 

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Gatineau – Service Canada staff are working hard to serve Canadians and decrease passport wait times as they work through unprecedented demands. Since April 1, 2022, over a million Canadian passports have been issued. Service Canada continues to introduce a variety of new measures to improve passport service delivery. The triage system introduced this summer in 17 of our 35 …

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Service Canada adjusting operations during National Day of Mourning 

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Gatineau – Service Canada is adjusting its operations in order to ensure clients with previously scheduled appointments or urgent service needs can be served despite the closure of offices on Monday, September 19, 2022. All in-person Service Canada Centres and specialized passport offices will be closed on September 19, in recognition of the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty …