Kawartha Lakes Families - How Do You See Childcare? Simply A Matter of Luck?Canadian Childcare Shouldn't Be a Matter of Luck! Martha Friendly, the 2015 Margaret Laurence Lecture Speaker at Trent University, pointed out that Canada is not a good place for parents to raise children, because obtaining quality childcare is a matter of luck.
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"Childcare is the ramp that provides equal access to the workforce for mothers." Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella.
Unfortunately, Canada is not providing an on-ramp, so many mothers are stuck in a rut of poverty unless they are "lucky" to obtain good childcare.Ms. Friendly proposes our economy would be much improved if there were equal access to quality childcare.
Listen to this podcast from Trent Talks to find out more:
The women and gender studies department at Trent University sponsors the annual Margaret Laurence lectures.
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