OTTAWA, May 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Citing the high cost of child care, the inability to find spots and the inadequacy of the Conservative government's approach, Ottawa child care supporters will take part in a week of action in support of universal, affordable child care.
The actions are part of the Vote Child Care 2015 campaign, organized by the Canadian Child Care Advocacy Association and a coalition of parents, unions and community groups.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada launched a new video today, which features parents speaking out about the crushing cost of child care – often more than a mortgage payment.
The following activities are designed to build momentum in the lead-up to a federal election and let candidates know that universal, affordable child care is a crucial ballot box issue.
- Monday, May 11: Affordable child care: Why it matters to women and our city in this federal election (presentation and conversation hosted by the City for All Women Initiative), Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier West, 6-8 pm
- Tuesday, May 12: Kitchen table conversation at the Tulip Festival (featuring a child care obstacle course and an art project for kids, families and caregivers to help create), Commissioners Park, 10am-4pm.
- Thursday, May 14: Chalk it up for child care, PSAC building (233 Gilmour Street), CUPE building (1375 St.-Laurent Boulevard) and at child care centres throughout Ottawa, 12pm
- Friday, May 15: Pop-up playgroup at City Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier West, 10:00 am
SOURCE Public Service Alliance of Canada
For further information: Shelina Merani, 613-293-9324, MeraniS@psac-afpc.com