MONTREAL, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fédération des Associations Étudiantes du Campus de l'Université de Montréal is reacting positively to the tabling of the Quebec government's white paper entitled "Une génération aux multiples aspirations" [a generation with multiple aspirations]. In particular, it welcomes the announcement of pilot projects dealing with school-based non-standard childcare services aimed primarily at university students.
Achieving academic/family life balance is a major concern for FAÉCUM. Operating a drop-in daycare for approximately 15 years now, the Fédération accommodates about 100 children at its centre, le Baluchon. FAÉCUM is delighted to see this opportunity extended to students at other universities in Quebec and to expand its own non-standard childcare services. "This type of childcare is much appreciated by students and is a growing need among our members," said Tiago Silva, Secretary General of FAÉCUM. "We applaud the government for its interest and are optimistic about the possibilities this opens up for students at the Université de Montréal."
FAÉCUM plans to monitor the debate closely and eagerly awaits the start of the parliamentary commission announced today to discuss the forthcoming youth policy. "This will offer a chance to voice the concerns of Quebec's young people," stated Silva. "FAÉCUM will ensure that the initiatives announced today will be implemented and will not be just talk."
For over 35 years, the Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l'Université de Montréal (FAÉCUM) has been defending and promoting the academic, political, social and economic rights and interests of students. With 82 student associations representing 39,000 members, FAÉCUM is the largest student campus association in Quebec.
SOURCE: Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l'Université de Montréal
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Alexandre Ducharme, press officer, FAÉCUM