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Federal Childcare Platforms

July 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


As political parties joust for the affection of the middle class in our upcoming fall election, the issue of child care is becoming increasingly contentious.  The policy challenge is longstanding but also remains the same:  how do we provide good quality child care to parents of all economic backgrounds, no matter where one resides in Canada?  As campaign issues go, child care is one of the more interesting ones to hit the federal political scene in a long while, precisely because of its broad appeal.


How do the different party platforms on child care impact people of various income levels, marital status, and family life situations?  Are parents better off making decisions for their own children’s care or would we as a nation benefit more from government-run child care facilities?  The decision on what’s best for families will differ considerably depending on the needs of each parent and child.  As we head closer into election day, there is no better time to explore what the different parties are putting on the table and how it affects us all.


Join us on July 20th for what will certainly be an interesting discussion on child care policy.  Martha Friendly, Executive Director of Childcare Canada’s Childcare Resource and Research unit, Carolyn Ferns, Public Policy and Government Relations Coordinator of Ontario Coalition for Better Childcare, and Andrea Morzek from the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada will be leading our panel.  We will be meeting at The Madison (14 Madison Avenue).    Informal networking starts 7:00pm while the discussion starts promptly at 7:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!


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July 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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14 Madison Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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