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The $10aDay Child Care Plan Is Real in BC

Posted by Sharon Gregson on April 11, 2023


Times have changed since 1970 when the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada first recommended a national daycare act! Families today know that high-quality child care provides them – and their communities – with social and economic benefits. They need access to affordable, inclusive programs more than ever before. 

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The City of Montreal’s Service for Diversity and Inclusion

Posted by Tamarack Institute on December 14, 2022
This blog post is part of a series of field notes on communities that are incorporating anti-racism measures into their anti-poverty planning. See the full series of field notes here.
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Ottawa’s Women and Gender Equity Strategy Supports a “She-Covery”

Posted by Natasha Pei on July 6, 2021

The City of Ottawa’s Women and Gender Equity Strategy, initiated in 2018 by the City Council and published in March 2021, recognizes that even before COVID-19, women faced discrimination and barriers to services and opportunities. COVID-19 has highlighted these gaps and exacerbated the inequities. Women – particularly racialized, low-income, and/or newcomer women – have been hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic. In comparison to men, COVID-19 has resulted in a major step back for women (both employees and entrepreneurs) in the workforce.

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