Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

November 25, 2009 11:07 ET

Media Advisory: Peterborough to "Jump Up" for Public Child Care

Media conference tomorrow to announce free concert Sunday

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2009) - Peterborough will 'Jump Up' for public child care this Sunday, a coalition of local child care activists will announce at a news conference tomorrow.

The activists, representing a cross-section of the labour movement, child care advocates and parents, will announce a free community concert this coming Sunday, November 29, called 'Jump Up for Public Child Care.' As well, they will call on politicians from all levels of government to reaffirm their support for affordable, accessible early learning and care for every Ontario family that needs it.

The "Jump Up for Public Child Care" concert tour is a project of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). This free concert is family-friendly and non-partisan. It will feature Juno-nominated musician Chris McKhool, local author Jan Thornhill, treats for the kids and a door prize draw for grown-ups.

Who: Alison Davidson, CUPE National Representative
Marion Burton, President, Peterborough and District Labour
Holly McDonald, a local parent

Where: Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront, Tarragon Room, 150 George

When: Thursday, November 26, 11:30 a.m.

Why: To announce 'Jump Up for Public Child Care,' a free children's
concert taking place on Sunday, November 29 at 1:00 p.m.

For more information on CUPE Ontario's child care campaign, please visit and check out

Contact Information

  • CUPE Ontario
    Candace Rennick
    2nd Vice-President
    CUPE Communications
    Kevin Wilson
    416.821.6641 (Cell)