Canadian parents worry about childcare in workplace and are mostly an unavoidable truth for them. In this case Jenna Pickering was rejoining work at the Suncor Energy Inc. head office in downtown Calgary. Her biggest worry was to put her son in a day care in the same office location even before he was born.
The 33 year old says that she was around six months pregnant when she put ‘Baby Pickering’ on the wait list. When her husband Shea 34 received a job at the Suncor building two years back and their 18-month-old daughter, Hannah, started going to the daycare, the routine had become a family affair.
Every day they drop Luke now 4 and Hannah off the daycare of the third floor prior to mom and dad hit their respective floors. The Pickerings are glad that they have a daycare so near to their workplace. Inspite of the increasing number of working women and a federal government thrust to assist in joining of more women, an attempt it says will append billions of dollars to the country’s providence. There are only scarce employers offering child care in the workplace.
In 2000 a federal government study discovered 338 childcare related centers functioning in the country. The survey enumerated on- and off-site daycares reinforced by an employer, a group of employers, a union or an employee group, that pursue to encounter the requirements of employees. Employment and Social Development Canada said that it could not come up with some latest figures while advocacy group Childcare Resources, whose 1992 study discerned insufficient than 200 employer-related daycares, ceased gathering data or employer centers years before due to their uniqueness.
Simon Morgan was born and raised in Ottawa. Simon has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for The Ottawa Sun, the Vancouver Sun and the Star. As a journalist for Island Daily Tribune, Simon mostly covers community events and human interest stories.