The announcement of the withdrawal of a $3,000 grant caused an outcry within the Federation of Early Childhood Workers as access to a place in daycare is increasingly difficult for families.
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The Federation of Early Childhood Workers (FIPEQ-CSQ) announced Thursday via press release that 54% of its members plan to welcome fewer children due to the withdrawal of this $3,000 financial incentive by the Minister of Families, Mathieu. Lacombe.
In total, among people with recognition to foster six children, 28% say they now want to foster five children and 17% foster four.
In June 2021, the Minister of Families publicly committed to paying an annual lump sum of $3,000 for two years to educational childcare providers (RSG) who maintained at least six subsidized places during the year.
"Beyond the amount, it's another promise broken by Mathieu Lacombe and his government," lamented the president of the FIPEQ-CSQ, Valérie Grenon. For peanuts, we will lose thousands of places ”.