|Sub-Category:||STATUS OF WOMEN|
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to act upon Recommendations 117, 118, and 120 of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women Report namely:117. We recommend that the National Housing Act be amended to (a) permit the making of loans for the construction, purchase and renovation of buildings for day-care centres and; (b) permit the inclusion of space for day-care centres in housing development, including university buildings, for which loans are made under the Act." "118. We recommend that the Federal Government immediately take steps to enter into agreement with the Provinces leading to the adoption of a national Day-Care Act under which federal funds would be made available on a cost-sharing basis for the building and running of day-care centres meeting specified minimum standards, the Federal Government toa) pay half the operating costs; b) during an initial seven-year period, pay 70 per cent of capital costs; andc) make similar arrangement for the Yukon and Northwest Territories." "120. We recommend that the Department of National Health and Welfare offer an extension of advisory services to the Provinces and Territories through the establishment of a unit for consultation on child-care services.""
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