Media advisory - Child care service providers put on notice: City needs provincial funds to plug holes in face of demand

    OTTAWA, Oct. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Parents and child care service providers
will hold a media conference this Thursday to discuss the loss of child care
spaces and the City's inability to help plug holes in the face of demand. They
say it is time that the political parties campaigning in the October 10
election woke up to these realities and addressed what they will do for
families to improve child care in this province.
    "The City of Ottawa has put us on notice, that it needs additional
provincial dollars to assist us in meeting the needs of families," says Carole
Gagne Ince, Executive Director/Directrice Generale, Canadian Mothercraft of
Ottawa-Carelton/L'Agence canadienne Mothercraft d'Ottawa-Carleton.

    At this media conference:

                  Date:      Thursday, October 4, 2007

                  Time:      10:00 a.m.

                  Location:  Glebe Parents Day Care
                             10 Fifth Avenue - Resource Program

    Ince will be joined by a number of child care service providers from
across the city and parents at the media conference. They will gather in an
empty home care provider resource centre to make the point that, without
substantial provincial investments, more programs will begin to close their
doors because of growing funding gaps.

For further information:

For further information: Shellie Bird, President, Ontario Coalition For
Better Child Care (OCBCC), (613) 233-0228

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