Stop the Child Care Cuts

On May 12 at our 2009 Early Learning and Child Care Lobby, Minster Matthews announced 18 million in funding to stabilize child care. We met with 36 MPP at Queen's Park. Early learning and child care IS on the agenda and we will keep our momentum growing.

Join us in meeting with your local MPP to talk about the urgent need for more affordable child care - Materials available soon!

Here is our plan:
MAY/ JUNE Constituency Lobby  - meetings with local politicians across Ontario
We must reach out to the politicians who fund child care  - all across Ontario we must schedule meetings with our local MPP's to explain to them how early learning and child care . Join Us! We can help your find other child care advocates, parents and partner groups who can come with you to meet with your local MPP.

Available Materials:
Sample Letter Requesting a Meeting,  Lobby Kit (coming soon); Common Questions and Answers (coming soon); Meeting Report Back Form (coming soon)

MAY 12 - Queen's Park Lobby - meetings with the Minister, Critics and MPP's from all parties
2009 Queen’s Park Lobby, Tuesday May 12, Committee Room 230, Queen's Park To confirm your attendance, send a message to: andrea@childcareontario.org

Schedule
• 8:30 a.m. Minister of Children and Youth Services Deb Matthews
• Minister Of Education Kathleen Wynne
• Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Children and Youth Services Maria Van Bommel

9 a.m. NDP Leader and Critic for Children and Youth Services Andrea Horwath

9:30 a.m. PC Party, Invited

9:30 to 4:00 p.m. meetings with individual MPP’s at Queen’s Park. 

Parent Voices
To politicians, to the media, to our communities, we need to tell our personal stories about how important child care is for children, families and our communities. We will win more affordable child care when we convince people with statistics AND our personal stories. We are committed to providing training and support for parents in telling their personal story. Know someone with a good story? How about you?

SEPTEMBER - Community Meetings
Early learning and child care cuts have real consequences. Devastating for children. Disruptive for families. Damaging for communities. Our community forums will examine the costs of the cuts.

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