Deb Schulte
Hon. Deb Schulte
Member of Parliament for King—Vaughan
Family Day Skate 2019
February 19, 2019

February 18, 2019 – King City, Ontario

MP Deb Schulte Hosts 2nd Annual Family Day Skate

Cold weather? Snow problem! Today, Member of Parliament, Deb Schulte hosted her 2nd annual Family Day Skate in King City with families from all across the riding. Adults and children alike were able to take part in fun activities and enjoy refreshments, while spending quality time together.

Local families were joined by a surprise guest, the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, and were able to share their thoughts and concerns directly with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge, as well as several local King Councillors, Avia Eek, Jordan Alexander Cescolini and Jakob Schneider also dropped by.

The event provided the Federal Minister with the opportunity to share our government’s initiatives that are currently helping families right here in King-Vaughan, such as the Canada Child Benefit, which is assisting over 13,000 families, totaling approx. $7.3 M every month in our riding.

Minister Duclos also highlighted the launch of the new Employment Insurance (EI) Parental Sharing Benefit, to encourage parents in two-parent families to share in the work of raising their children. This new initiative will come into force on March 17, 2019 – three months earlier than originally planned, which means 24,000 additional parents could benefit from up to 5 more weeks of EI benefits when they share parental benefits.


"Family is precious and Family Day is a great opportunity for all Canadian families to enjoy some well-deserved down time together. My colleague Deb Schulte's skating activity is a unique occasion for local families to get together and enjoy the joys of our beautiful Canadian winter.”

-The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

“Our Family Day Skate was a great opportunity to give back to the community and provide the hard-working parents of King-Vaughan the chance to enjoy some quality time with their families! I had a wonderful time with the community, meeting old friends and new. Thank you to all the volunteers that made it such a great success!”

-Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue

Quick Facts:

Associated Links:

Canada Child Benefit - Overview
Backgrounder: Parental Sharing Benefit
Employment Insurance Improvements
Fact Sheet: Equality + Growth – A Strong Middle Class


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