Backup Child Care: Canada’s New Employee Benefit: Alternative to Investing in Full-time Regular Child Care Centres (2004)

Spinks, N. & Marvin, J. (2004, November). Backup child care: Canada’s new employee benefit: Alternative to investing in full-time regular child care centres. Canadian HR Reporter. Retrieved Nov 22, 2006, from the Work-Life Harmony Enterprises website at

“Over the past decade, progressive Canadian employers have been providing benefits to help parents balance their work and family responsibilities. According to Human Resources and Skills Developlment Canada, the number of employer-supported child care centres in Canada nearly doubled between 1991 and 2000. Yet the majority if employers are still reluctant to get involved with child care benefits. What can be done to improve the situation? The answer is backup child care, which offers employers the ability to effectively and affordably support working parents.”

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