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who have children with special needs

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Special Needs & Moving On projectsThe Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.

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Cheques Can't Deliver Quality Affordable Child Care To Canadian Families

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For Immediate Release
July 20, 2015
 
CHEQUES CAN'T DELIVER QUALITY AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE TO CANADIAN FAMILIES


A small fraction of the monthly child care costs of Canadian families will be covered by the Government's payout ahead of the Federal Election, in the form of the Universal "Child Care" Benefit (UCCB).

The cost of this cheque, plus income-splitting will cost Canadians almost $8 billion by 2017, without delivering a National Child Care program. A recent report from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) states that more than half the money spent on the expanded UCCB will go to families without child care expenses of any kind.

Currently, only one in five children is able to access a regulated child care space in Canada. For a majority of Canadian families, child care is the second highest household expense. Combined, these obstacles disproportionately impact mothers in the workforce.

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We are excited to share Vote Child Care updates, as summer gets in to full swing!
1 Take one minute (really!) to Vote Child Care. Make your commitment today!
2 Talk it up for Child Care - Training and canvassing in your community
3 Save the Date - CCAAC AGM, September 10th 2015
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Pledge your vote for child care today: pledge.votechildcare.ca
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Special education policies across Canada need update, renewal: report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 8, 2015

Special education policies across Canada need update, renewal: report

OTTAWA—The majority of special education policies in place across Canada are more than 10 years old and out of step with current practices around inclusive education, says a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The report, by disability rights researcher Helena Towle, provides a general picture of special education policies across Canada, including how inclusive education is defined, the policy in how inclusive education is implemented, and how funding is allocated to students with disabilities.

Canada has no federal legislation protecting a child with a disability’s right to inclusive education, because education comes under provincial and territorial jurisdiction. Although every province and territory has some form of policy on inclusive education, they vary widely from one another in how they define inclusion, how they put inclusive education into practice, and how they fund it.

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