Labour Update

Labour Update

Latest Update

January 20, 2020

Please click here for the latest BGCDSB labour update.

January 16, 2020


The Ministry of Education announced that it is launching Support for Parents, an initiative that will provide financial support to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed on account of the labour disruption. Parents with children attending school-based childcare centres that are closed on account of the labour disruption will also be eligible to receive support. Parents will be able, and strongly encouraged, to submit applications via an online system. 

The system is open as of yesterday, January 15, and will remain so until four weeks after the labour disruption ends. In an effort to accommodate those who may be unable to submit online from home, parents will be able to have access to a computer or to paper copies of the application at the Catholic Education Centre in Hanover or at your school site.  

The application form and website contains all the information parents will need to apply for the Support for Parents funding, including mailing instructions. Please check the ministry’s website at: for application details or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 1-888-444-3770 for additional information. 

January 14, 2020

Please click here to read the latest BGCDSB labour update.

Previous Updates

January 9, 2020
Please read the message from Director of Education Gary O'Donnell regard a labour update for January 2020.