Child care, schooling and seeding – a difficult balance for essential farm workers
- For many, the balance between field work during seeding and schooling and child care will be a difficult one to strike.
- The Government of Alberta has allowed essential workers to have access to child care services operating under specific terms and conditions. Select licenced child care centres have reopened as of April 23, 2020 with a limited amount in rural areas.
- If you quality the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) could offset the costs of childcare in home. You can also contact your Member of Parliament (MP) for more program options. A farm financial support will be released shortly by AAFC.