A lack of affordable child care during weekends and evenings leaves Jasmine May Dilio, a single parent of two children, with limited job opportunities.
Dilio, who lives in Montreal, has worked in factories and as a cleaner but has had difficulty getting and keeping jobs over the years due to the jobs extending into the evening.
“I always have to say that I can’t go to this job or that job or I can’t take this job or that job because it doesn’t align with the hours for my kids,” said Dilio.
Last year, the Quebec government introduced a $45-million pilot project to subsidize child care during evenings and weekends to make the service more affordable, especially for single parents and the working class.
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