Media - 2013

MWMFF Joins with Government of NS to Open Early Years Centre

The MWMFF is joining with the government of Nova Scotia to establish three early years centres across the province that will provide support for young children and their families at accessible community locations. These centres will build on the highly successful SchoolsPlus model being used in schools that help bring...

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Margaret McCain: Hooked on Philanthropy

Source: Dolce Vita Luxury Magazine, March 7, 2013 By: Michael Hill Excerpt: "Margaret McCain’s mother had a problem managing her money: she loved giving it away. “She was incorrigible,” McCain says with a chuckle, recalling the predicaments that wild munificence brought. The family farm sunk into deep financial trouble over...

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National strategy for early years required

Source: Telegraph-Journal, February 18, 2013 By Jennifer Pritchett Excerpt: Philanthropist Margaret McCain is calling on the federal government to create a national early childhood development strategy for a public system that will give children a better life start. "It's absolutely necessary," she said, in an interview. Through the Margaret and...

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UNB Launches Feasibility Study into Early Childhood Degree

Source: Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick, February 2013 Excerpt: "The Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick has partnered with the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Inc. and the Jimmy Pratt Family Foundation to conduct a feasibility study into an online B.Ed. degree in early childhood...

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MWMFF Attends ECD Funders Working Group in Montreal

On January 31 and February 1, 2013 members of the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Inc. attended meetings of the ECD Funders Working Group in Montreal, Quebec. The main topics of the meetings were children's rights and the Early Development Instrument (EDI). The Funders Working Group The Margaret & Wallace...

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