Over $12,000 for Chapeau RA

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L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES — To better meet the needs of parents and their children, the provincial government has provided $12,247 in financial aid to the Chapeau RA under the Support Program for Childcare Projects.

L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES — To better meet the needs of parents and their children, the provincial government has provided $12,247 in financial aid to the Chapeau RA under the Support Program for Childcare Projects. The announcement was made March 2 by Pontiac MNA André Fortin, on behalf of  Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister of Families. The aid is intended to support new projects and enhance or increase available childcare services for school-age children during the school break and the summer of 2017.
“It’s great news for parents. Offering childcare services during these periods will respond to the needs of more families and will help make our region a place where their quality of life is a priority,” said Fortin.
“Balancing work and family comes with certain demands, particularly for working parents who have young school-age children. With the financial aid announced today, we want to make their lives easier and give them options for childcare during school break and summer vacation. Organizations that provide these services, especially municipalities and family community agencies, can eliminate headaches for parents who are unable to take time off from work during these periods,” noted Minister Proulx.
The amount comes from the 2016-2017 budget granted to implement the 2016-2021 Government Strategy for the Equality of Women and Men. The strategy
aims to reduce inequality, promote equality in relationships and facilitate the work-family balance through various actions.    
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