Concordia students, staff, faculty raise concerns about closure of subsidized daycare

Parents who work or study at Concordia University have rallied to call on the institution to renew the lease of the downtown subsidized daycare located on-site. Global News reports that CPE Concordia, which prioritizes the children of Concordia students and staff, will close on July 1st so that Concordia can repurpose the space for academic activities. “This place allows me to work effectively and parent effectively, and without it, I would be in complete crisis,” said Concordia History Professor Max Bergholz. The community has raised concerns about a lack of communication or consultation about the decision and several community members stated that other daycare options are full. A Concordia spokesperson told Global News that the university is “continuing to meet with the CPE to see how we can support them to ensure that the daycare can remain open while balancing our need for space on our downtown campus.” CBC| Global News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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