In response to the COVID - 19 pandemic child care centres across Ontario have been closed. However, recent developments have indicated that the Ford government intends to reopen child care programs in phase 2 of the reopening plan. The Ford Government has not provided the necessary support in order to ensure that the safety and well-being of children, families, RECEs, and early years staff is upheld. The early years and child care sector is unheard, unrecognized, underfunded and, therefore, unprepared.
This tool kit will provide you with the resources that you need to take the lead in your community regarding these urgent issues. Our campaign is not about having a one-off meeting with an MPP, but rather becoming the MPP’s link to the child care community, a resource person that they can come to when they have questions, and a trusted local constituent who can bring important issues facing our sector to the MPP’s attention.