Two great talks on child care

March 10th

Martha Friendly at Trent University

Olivia Chow at York University (postponed).

“Child care shouldn’t be just a matter of luck”

Martha Friendly, will deliver the 24th annual Margaret Laurence Lecture, a free public event, at Bagnani Hall, Traill College, Trent University (300 London St.) on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. In her lecture, “Child care shouldn’t be just a matter of luck”, Ms. Friendly questions what public policy changes are needed to ensure that finding affordable, quality child care shifts from luck to entitlement. She argues child care began as a charitable welfare service but as more and more mothers have entered the workforce, it has become a commodity in a market that fails to deliver high quality affordable services. However, Ms. Friendly insists that Canada has the advantage of reflection to shape both a vision of the kind of child care system that is possible, and an analysis of the public policy needed to achieve the vision.


NOTICE: Due to the labour disruption at York University, Olivia's talk has been postponed until further notice. Keep an eye out for updates.

"Affordable Childcare: Why Not Now?"

Olivia Chow, former member of Parliament and City of Toronto councillor, will give the McLaughlin College Public Policy Lecture, a free public event at York University, Mar 10, 2015, 2:30pm-4pm. For almost 40 years, Canadians have been clear: All families deserve good childcare that won’t break the family bank. But Canadians still do not have a national childcare program. Isn't it time that we recognized and realized this basic human right to ensure that our children, and all those who are working in the childcare field, are being treated fairly and justly?