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Category: Health

Education

$10-a-day childcare plan threatened by worker shortage across Canada

As Canadian children head back to school this fall, their parents continue to hear politicians extolling the virtues of $10-a-day childcare.   The $30-billion plan, introduced in the 2021 federal budget, aims to make $10-a-day childcare available to all, including parents who live in rural areas, work unusual hours or have children with special needs. But while every province and…

Community

Waiting for the dough: One Ontario family’s life in limbo on the list for autism services

There are just more that 53,000 places in the Rogers Centre for eager baseball fans supporting the Toronto Blue Jays. Replace each fan with a child on Ontario’s waitlist for autism services and there still wouldn’t be enough room.  The Durand-Shea family of the Durham region occupies three of those seats. As the mother of seven-year-old triplet boys who are…