This report describes a British Columbia consultation on the future of child care in the province.
The consultation involved receiving feedback on a discussion paper covering various child care issues & proposals for measures to make the child care system more affordable & accessible.
The report summarizes findings of the consultation with regard to the following themes: the urgency of the child care issue; the need for a publicly funded child care system; opinions regarding the discussion paper proposals; spending & investment in child care in the early years; affordability; accessibility; quality of care provided; and miscellaneous issues such as public awareness & support for parents.
"The Aboriginal Healing Foundation's Latest Study Looks at the Potential Health and Social Impacts of Indian Residential School Lump Sum Payments : August 20, 2007. Ottawa - The Aboriginal Healing Foundation's latest research study, released today, has been prepared in anticipation of the imminent arrival of the 1.9 billion [dollar] Common Experience Payments, a central component of Canada's Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement. Lump Sum Compensation Payments Research Project: The Circle Rechecks Itself assesses the impact of past compensation payments to Aboriginal people. The research consisted of two phases, a first-phase literature review and a second-phase key informant survey. The second phase involved 117 field interviews conducted across western and northwestern Canada.