Monday, February 28, 2022
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Supporting Families and Growing the Economy: The Importance of a Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care System
Since the federal government announced their ambitious plan for a $10-a-day early learning and child care system, nine provinces and three territories have already signed agreements. Through these agreements, the federal government is working to improve access to early learning and child care programs and services by reducing child care fees, creating new child care spaces, and providing supports to the early childhood workforce.
Join us as we speak with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on February 28th to hear how affordable child care will support families, help parents rejoin the workforce, and grow our economy.
The Hon. Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Government of Canada
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The Honourable Karina Gould was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Burlington in 2015. She has previously served as Minister of International Development and Minister of Democratic Institutions. A graduate of McGill University and the University of Oxford, Minister Gould is passionate about helping Canadian families, public service, and international development.
Minister Gould lives in Burlington with her husband Alberto, their son Oliver, and their cat Peaches. With the birth of Oliver, Minister Gould became the first woman federal Cabinet minister to give birth while holding office. She is passionate about breaking down barriers for women, youth, and underrepresented groups.