TORONTO, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Parents, children, child care staff and
advocates will gather for a re-enactment of the provincial Liberals' promise
of $300 million in new provincial funds for child care.
That promise, made in September 2003 at the Withrow Child Care Centre in
Toronto, has not materialized in the three provincial budgets tabled since
then. Child care advocates are looking for this promise to finally come
through in the upcoming budget on March 22nd.
WHO: Elizabeth Ablett, Executive Director
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)
Irene Harris, Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Federation of Labour
Sue Cumming, Chair, Board of Directors, Withrow Child Care Centre
Lis Pimentel, Parent
WHAT: A re-enactment of the $300 million promise for child care by the
WHERE: Withrow Child Care Centre, 25 Bain Street, Toronto
WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Great photo opportunities, including children, staff and advocates, as
well as access to parents, child care staff, and advocates for interviews at
the event and by telephone.
For further information:
For further information: Elizabeth Ablett, Executive Director, OCBCC,
(416) 538-0628 ext. 3, (647) 291-7557 (mobile)