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Event - Sep 14 - Childcare: a tool to fight poverty?

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IPPH-PHAC Café Scientifique Presents: Childcare: a tool to fight poverty?*

Long seen as a staple of early childhood services, childcare services in recent years have been the target of much criticism. Critics feel they only benefit affluent families, are too expensive to taxpayers and can even have negative effects on children's behaviour.

What is it really? Are subsidized childcare services still a sound social policy for fostering children's health and development and in particular children of poor families? To what extent can they help fight against poverty and marginalization?

Cafés Scientifiques offer an opportunity to bring together various stakeholders, such as researchers and community members for a lively discussion with the audience. Come out and bring your opinion! Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, September 14th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
O Patro Vys, 356 Mont-Royal Est, Montréal, QC


Invited Speakers:

• Camil Bouchard, Professor, UQAM, author of "Un Québec fou de ses enfants"
• Marie-France Raynault, Director, Léa-Roback Research Centre on Social Inequalities in Health of Montreal
• Andre Marcotte, President, Regroupement des centres de la petite enfance de l'Île de Montréal


Alain Noël, President, Centre d'étude sur la pauvreté et l'exclusion

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This free event is sponsored by the Institute of Population and Public Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada. For more information on cafés scientifiques, visit

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*In French only


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 November 2012 10:47 )  

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