With the multilateral early learning and child care agreements, Safe Restart`s funding means the Canadian government will invest nearly $1.2 billion in 2020-21 to support child care, the largest government investment in child care in history. The agreement must be signed by the elected director general and head of the administration of the commune and be returned to us by 30 October under [email protected]. The Canadian government is committed to ensuring that Canada has the resources it needs to revitalize the economy safely while protecting the health of Canadians. In partnership with the provinces and territories, federal efforts will focus on seven priorities to meet the immediate needs of Canadians over the next six to eight months. The money can be used to help operators purchase additional cleaning products, safety equipment and other upgrades needed to meet health guidelines in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the province said in a tuesday press release. To get the economy back on track, Canada must ensure that workers do not return to work if they have COVID-19 or if they have symptoms. “We are pleased that Alberta`s contributions are returning to our province through this agreement with the federal government. These funds will ensure that safe and reliable child care remains available as it is an essential part of Alberta`s economic recovery. We offer child care and early learning programs in the fall so they can protect their centres for children in their care. ” – Alberta`s Minister of Honour for Children`s Services As part of this ongoing collaboration, I am pleased to accept additional federal funding to address critical needs in the next six to eight months through the Safe Restart Agreement. These investments will help protect public health and safety, prepare for potential future waves of the virus, and continue to support the safe reopening of economies across Canada. Earlier in the day, Family, Children and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen announced that the Alberta government will receive $72 million of the $625 million in federal assistance to Canada`s child care sector to ensure that safe and sufficient child care is available to support the gradual return of parents to work. This is in addition to the $45 million Alberta has allocated under the Canada-Alberta Bilateral Agreement on Education and Child Care in 2020-21 to support family child care programs and services in Alberta.
Municipalities are at the forefront of a safe recovery of the economy and must continue to take appropriate measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and manage public spaces and critical services such as local public transport.