In 1997, Quebec launched an innovative experiment with $5/day childcare. Twenty years later, the Québec Association of Centres de la Petite Enfance led a Commission to study the provincial system. The Association is launching their findings in Winnipeg.
Come to learn about North America’s most remarkable childcare system!
Tuesday, April 4th • 7:00 pm in the Chapel, University of Saint-Boniface, 200 Avenue de la Cathédrale
Everyone welcome • Light reception to follow
Sponsored by: Child Care Coalition of Manitoba, Manitoba Child Care Association, Canadian Child Care Federation, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba, Department of Sociology (U of M), Women’s and Gender Studies Program (U of M), Fédération des parents du Manitoba, École technique et professionnelle de l’Université de Saint-Boniface, École de travail social de l’Université de Saint-Boniface, Réseau action femmes Manitoba
Poster can be found here: Poster English April 4
Note time change! Feb 9th start 6:00 pm – come for 5:30 and buy your snack and beverage of choice.
Supporting Refugee Housing and Resettlement Beyond the Syrian Refugee Crisis
By Ray Silvius, Hani Ataa Al-Ubeady, Dyland Chyz-Lund, Carlos Colorado and Emily Halldorson
In this report we demonstrate the specific constellation of events, initiatives, and supports that contributed to housing refugees from Syria who arrived in Manitoba beginning in November 2015. Relative to those of other recent refugee arrivals to Canada, the ‘Syrian Case’ has been unique, insofar as a considerable amount of national attention was devoted to the matter. The arrival of Syrians has been politically polarizing–indeed it became a decisive issue during the 2015 federal election in Canada and served as a touchstone for arguments for and against immigration to Canada, in general, as well as as supportive and reactionary sentiments about the presence of Muslims in Canadian Society. Read more…..
By James Magnus-Johnston
The federal government has stated that if provinces don’t impose a price on carbon, it will impose its own price by 2018. Trudeau has stated that “if neither price nor cap and trade is in place by 2018, the government of Canada will implement a price in that jurisdiction.”
Eight out of ten provinces will be designing their own mechanism to collect and “recycle” revenues under the new “Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.” While Saskatchewan and Manitoba have chosen not to sign for now, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has stated support for a carbon price. He is currently withholding adoption until an agreement is reached over long-term health care funding. Continue reading
By Cameron and Janet Merrill
The need to “tighten our belts” is heard so often in the public sector, it is pretty much accepted without question. This is certainly the case for Canadian universities: actions such as raising tuition fees, cutting programs, increasing class sizes and workloads, closing defined benefit pension plans, cutting salaries, discontinuing library subscriptions, and replacing tenure track positions with casual academic staff are seen as regrettable but necessary when claims of challenging fiscal times are repeated over and over. Continue reading
Molly McCracken, CCPA-MB Director moderating panel at Municipal housing event. Photo credit – Bailey Hildebrand-Russell
By Bailey Hildebrand-Russell
Cities and towns across the province are learning to work within their unique economic climates and available policy tools to deal with housing needs.
That was evident following a panel discussion with Manitoba mayors as part of Building Partnerships 2016, the Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association’s fourth annual conference in November. Continue reading