The Honourable Margaret McCain announces legacy gift to MSVU in support of early childhood

Mount Saint Vincent University, October 31, 2023

Excerpt: "Mount Saint Vincent University is thrilled to announce that The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain has made a legacy gift of $10 million to the University in support of teaching, research and practice on early childhood education.

This marks the largest gift in MSVU’s history.

Mrs. McCain is a passionate and accomplished advocate for quality early childhood education. She’s long recognized the benefit of quality play-based early childhood programming and the unparalleled opportunities it provides to Canada’s youngest citizens. And she has been an unwavering champion of MSVU’s work to help build capacity in the sector in Nova Scotia and beyond.

“Intervening in the earliest years so that as many children as possible are afforded the very best start in life will have a tremendous impact in the long-term,” said The Honourable Margaret McCain.

“I am pleased to support MSVU’s exceptional work in early childhood education, research and practice – work that will contribute to a Canada-wide early learning child care system that is universal, voluntary, high quality, aligned with public education, and organized to support parent’s work and study.”

Noted MSVU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Joël Dickinson, “We are deeply grateful for Mrs. McCain’s generous support of our university’s leading work in early childhood education – across teaching, research and programming. Through her donation to MSVU, Mrs. McCain is ensuring a continued emphasis on the critical work of MSVU’s Child & Youth Study Department and Child Study Centre – and she’s ensuring brighter futures for generations of children to come.”"

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