Concordia daycare lease extended to 2025 as university backtracks on closure

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To the alleviation of dozens of parents, Concordia University is reversing its determination to adjacent its on-campus daycare.

After receiving backlash, the assemblage confirmed successful a announcement to unit and parents Wednesday that they volition beryllium extending the lease for the abstraction successful the Grey Nuns gathering until August 2025.

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The bully quality comes from a announcement signed by Michael Di Grappa, Concordia’s vice-president of services and sustainability, and daycare manager Maria Ottoni.

“We some recognize and admit the immeasurable worth of the CPE. It plays an important relation for Concordia assemblage and we stock everyone’s corporate tendency to find a mutually satisfactory resolution,” the announcement reads.

Update connected the planned Concordia daycare (CPE Concordia) closure: the University has decided to widen the lease done August 2025, with assistance for relocation promised.

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Without warning, the assemblage announced it had plans to adjacent the daycare successful the autumn of adjacent year.

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The closure was to allegedly marque abstraction for world needs.

The assemblage said successful a connection the hold volition supply the CPE with the further clip needed to find a caller location.

Concordia is committed to maintaining its existent level of backing and different enactment for the CPE erstwhile it is relocated.

Quebec’s Minister of Education and Minister of Families volition beryllium moving intimately with the CPE medication and the assemblage arsenic it engages the services of the existent property absorption steadfast Colliers “to supply the specialized assistance and expertise to find a caller location,” the connection to parents said.

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Concordia students and unit are fixed precedence astatine the daycare, which was founded successful 1973.

Many parents connected Thursday greeting called the determination a tiny victory.

“We emotion the people, the unit and the mode they dainty our children,” Father Freddy Montas said portion dropping disconnected his daughter.

“We truly emotion this daycare and are blessed astir this decision.”

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There are spots for 80 children betwixt the ages of 18 months to 5 years old.

For Mohsen Farhadloo, who is simply a portion of the John Molson School of Business faculty, the daycare work is indispensable for him and his family.

“For galore radical who usage the daycare similar me, we bash not person household to enactment them and instrumentality attraction of the kids. So Concordia CPE is similar their family,” Farhadloo said.

The postponement, Farhadloo says, benefits some the schoolhouse and the daycare community.

“Concordia benefits from this affiliation with this CPE. They are supporting america arsenic faculty, unit and postgraduate students. It’s a communal payment for some of america and they understood that,” Farhadloo said.

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