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2018/06/05
The Government of Quebec announces the creation of a childcare centre with 80 subsidized places at the Jewish General Hospital

Montreal, June 4, 2018. -To better meet Montreal families' childcare needs and to help them balance family and professional responsibilities, the Minister of Families, Luc Fortin, the MNA for D'Arcy-McGee, David Birnbaum, and MNA for Mont-Royal, Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review, and Chair of the Conseil du tresor, Pierre Arcand, have announced the creation of a childcare centre with 80 subsidized places at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

The places will be equally distributed between the employees of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network (CIUSSS) West-Central Montreal, and the neighbouring community.

This announcement is the result of an examination of available childcare services, introduced on March 6 of this year by Luc Fortin, which precisely defined the childcare needs of parents. On this occasion, the Minister announced the creation of 2000 new subsidized places across Quebec as part of a targeted request for proposals, as well as the implementation of three facilitating measures for the development of 3 800 places in childcare services for areas in deficit.

Statements

"Our government wants to help parents balance their familial and professional responsibilities, and creating this childcare centre with 80 subsidized places at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal is a true reflection of this. A childcare service at the workplace will definitely facilitate work-life balance thus improving the quality of life for families benefiting from it."
Luc Fortin, Minister of Families

"The creation of this childcare centre with 80 subsidized places at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal will allow us to better meet the childcare needs of parents in the community and the employees of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, and will foster the work-life balance of health professionals."
David Birnbaum, MNA for D'Arcy-McGee

"This announcement displays our government's commitment to the quality of life for families and the flourishing of our children. We are very proud of this significant contribution to the families of
our region."
Pierre Arcand, Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review, Chair of the Conseil du tresor and MNA for Mont-Royal

"I am pleased to announce that our project will come to fruition in the very work environment of many parents working in the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. We have worked hard to enable a work-life balance for the young parents of our staff. We wanted to create a community environment right here at the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, and this morning's announcement is a step in the right direction."
Beverly Kravitz, Director of Human Resources, Communications, Legal Affairs, and Global Security of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Highlights:

It should be noted that the Government of Quebec announced $7.3 million to promote work-life balance in the last budget.