Alberta NDP children's services critic Rakhi Pancholi called on the Alberta UCP government to provide immediate government support for child care centres facing permanent closure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Child care facilities should get government money earmarked for subsidies to help cover their bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alberta NDP said Thursday.

The majority of facilities are closed amid the health crisis meaning they haven’t been getting government subsidies, wage top ups or any payments from parents.

“With no source of income, most child care centres are no longer able to cover their fixed costs, the most pressing of which are lease payments,” said

NDP Children’s Services critic Rakhi Pancholi on Thursday.

The YMCA of Northern Alberta laid off 650 people in mid March. The organization runs 72 child care facilities in the region.

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Source:: Edmonton Journal – Politics


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COVID-19: Alberta NDP calls for more money for child care facilities to cover bills

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