Quebec, Sept. 6 (Canadian-Media): Mathieu Lacombe, the Minister of Families announced Sep 4 that the Quebec government is launching a call for projects for the Support Program for childcare plans during the school break and the summer period to promote professional and school responsibilities for working parents and student parents.
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Adding hours, days and weeks to the existing childcare offer or increasing the reception capacity (number of children or addition of groups) are being considered to improve the childcare plans targeting school-aged children (4 to 12 years old), and upto 21 for children with disabilities.
“To ensure the well-being and quality of life of families, who must reconcile family-work-study, we encourage the multiplication of childcare options during school break periods and summer vacations. I am convinced that the enhanced offer that will result from this call for projects will have a positive impact on many Quebec families, who will be able to better reconcile the different aspects of their life, while knowing their children in safety and in good company," said Lacombe.
The program is in effect until March 31, 2023 and has a total budget of $ 800,000 for the year 2020-2021.
Applicants eligible for this program are: non-profit legal persons; municipalities and boroughs
regional county municipalities; and band councils, the Kativik Regional Government, the Cree Nation Government and other Aboriginal organizations.