Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

March 04, 2005 11:46 ET

PETERBOROUGH CHILD CARE FORUM

Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront, Regency A Room, 150 George Street North, Monday, March 7, 2005 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - March 4, 2005) - MEDIA ADVISORY

PETERBOROUGH CHILD CARE FORUM
Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront, Regency A Room
150 George Street North
Peterborugh, Ontario
Monday, March 7, 2005
7:00 - 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 child care 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 Peterborough Child Care Forum:

Kira Heineck, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
Ethel Birkett-LaValley, Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Federation of Labour
Marie Clarke Walker, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress

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

More information:

Kira Heineck
416.529.7521 (cellular)

Ethel Birkett-LaValley
416.576.2192 (cellular)

www.ofl.ca
www.childcareontario.org
www.clc-ctc.ca

cope343 /For further information: Kira Heineck 416.529.7521 (cellular) Ethel Birkett-LaValley 416.576.2192 (cellular) Marie Clarke Walker 613.852.1252 (cellular)/ IN: LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Dana Boettger, OFL Communications Director
    Primary Phone: 416-443-7665