Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

February 28, 2005 11:56 ET

HAMILTON CHILD CARE FORUM

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Heritage Room, Tuesday, March 1, 2005, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2005) - ADVISORY

HAMILTON CHILD CARE FORUM
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Heritage Room
116 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

BUILD IT RIGHT
CHILD CARE CAMPAIGN

This is a critical time for Canada's children. The recent Federal budget outlined its commitment to spend $5 billion, over five years, for the creation of a national early learning and child care system. A very modest amount of money has been allocated for the first year.

Parents and child care communities across the country have been working harder than ever to ensure that our governments get the building blocks for a system right - right from the start.

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and the Canadian Labour Congress are holding Forums, hosted by local labour councils, in 15 cities across Ontario from February 21 to March 10.

Now is the time to pressure governments at every level for the creation of a national early learning and child care system based on Quality, Universal, Accessible and Developmental principles.

There will be another meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial ministers in early March to attempt to get an agreement on the foundation of a national child care system. The Ontario government can play a critical leadership role in the establishment of a national child care system that will directly benefit Canadian families, their children and early childhood workers.

In attendance at the Hamilton Child Care Forum:

Laurie Jeandron, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
Sue Slean, Vice-President, Ontario Federation of Labour

Come and hear what's at stake for child care in Hamilton, share your experiences and ideas and participate to ensure a high quality child care system for Ontario and Canada.

More information:

Dana Boettger
OFL Communications Director
416.443.7665
www.ofl.ca
www.childcareontario.org
www.clc-ctc.ca

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Contact Information

  • Dana Boettger, OFL Communications Director, Ontario Federation of Labour
    Primary Phone: 416-443-7665