Today is National Child Day. This year parents, early childhood educators and representatives from many other organizations will be in Ottawa to let national policy makers know that affordable, high quality and inclusive early learning and child care can contribute to the well-being of children, the eradication of child poverty, gender equality and Canada’s economic growth.
Parliamentarians need to know that they have a responsibility to help solve this crisis. We are asking them to become child care champions by increasing funding for child care, with a 10-year goal of child care for all. We need a child care system that is accessible and inclusive of all families.
Our CEO, Marni Flaherty is at the forefront of helping to chart change for children in our country
Let’s show our strength and support as child care leaders and support the day of action for child care in Canada. There are three important actions you can take:
1) Tweet with us!
We’re using the hashtag #ChildCareChampion to tell MPs that affordable, quality child care is a priority. Tweet with us using this hashtag to show why you support increased funding for child care.
Here are some ideas:
- I need a #ChildCareChampion because child care workers need decent wages and working conditions. Visit https://childcareforall.ca to find out more.
- I need a #ChildCareChampion because I’ve been a child care worker for two decades & my job is still precarious. Visit https://childcareforall.ca to find out more.
- We need a #ChildCareChampion because access to affordable child care is a massive hurdle to gender equality in the workforce. Visit https://childcareforall.ca to find out more.
- We need a #ChildCareChampion because where someone lives shouldn’t determine whether they will be able to afford child care. Visit https://childcareforall.ca to find out more.
2) Send a message to your MP
3) Sign the petition to the Office of the Prime Minister
Together we can make a difference! Thanks for your support!