The Quebec government announces the creation of 14,000 new daycare spaces

The Minister of Families, Mathieu Lacombe, announced the creation of nearly 14,000 new subsidized places in daycare services across Quebec during a press briefing held in the riding of Bourget on Sunday afternoon.

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The Minister thus announced the granting of 13,974 places, “i.e. a large part of the 17,000 places provided for under the Large project for families launched last October”, indicated the government before specifying that “it is the first time that the government has granted so many places so quickly”.

“It’s the start of the major project for families that I announced in October. This is a fine example of the concrete results we want to achieve to meet the needs of all families in Quebec over the coming months and years,” said Minister of Families, Mathieu Lacombe.

Remember that Quebec is committed to ensuring that each child can have a place by March 2025 and that these are accessible as quickly as possible.

The Central Trade Unions of Quebec (CSQ) indicated that this announcement was “good news”, even if “the issue of the workforce remains”.

“Who will occupy these positions? We are committed to maintaining the quality of the public network that parents expect. Making space announcements is one thing, but being able to service parents is another. We need properly qualified educators,” said CSQ vice-president Line Camerlain.

“Yes, setting up rapid training can help attract workers, but we must continue to aim for comprehensive and adequate training,” she added.


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