Parents, child care advocates, child care and child protection workers will be walking on Friday, March 5 to ask Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan to keep city day cares open and make child care and child protection a priority in his spring budget.
When: 12pm, Friday March 5
What: Walk & SPeeches
Where: Start- Corner McDougall st. & Chatham St E
Gathering: Parkette, Wyandotte E. & Glengarry ave. Across from Glengarry Child Care Centre, Windsor Ont
Who Will be there?
Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
Dino Chiodo, President, Windsor and District Labour Council
Scot Cipkar, Local Parent / Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)
Jean Fox, President, CUPE 543 (City of Windsor Employees)
Cathy Matte, President, CUPE 2286 (Windsor/Essex Children's Aid Society)
For more information about this event, please visit CUPE website
The walk, sponsored by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario and the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), and supported by the Windsor and District Labour Council, will gather directly across from the Glengarry Child Care Centre, 495 Glengarry Avenue, one of seven Windsor day cares marked for closure.