We know Ontario’s child care sector and allies are ready to advocate for a Canada-wide child care system. We have created this Toolkit of activities to show our collective power across Ontario. We have made this calendar to align with the important work you are doing with young children and to highlight the skills that you already have in organizing. This is an exciting time - the promise of a national child care plan gives us much to celebrate!
This summer we are organizing ECEs, early years staff and child care providers across Ontario to use fun activities to communicate with and engage children, parents/families and their networks on our Roadmap to Universal Child Care in Ontario. Together we can tell decision-makers “say yes to the Roadmap”, and build capacity for collaborative and collective action in the fall.
Here are links to-
- Take Action Tuesday Calendar - FR/ENG
- Roadmap Summer Campaign Toolkit in PDF
- Letter Template for Families and Community Members
- Video/Photo Consent Form
- Flyer Template
- Roadmap to Universal Child Care in Ontario
*Please note that the activities outlined in this Toolkit are examples to help organize local actions. We understand that our communities are diverse and hope you see your community reflected in our ideas. If not, we hope you will see this as an opportunity to be an ally and promote solidarity across movements. If you are not working directly with children, we invite you to think creatively in how you can engage with this toolkit. Perhaps you can act as an advocate mentor or engage your family and friends. Your event may look different due to the needs of your community so feel free to adapt this Toolkit as necessary. We hope to invite families and community members to join in events where possible, but these are meant to be safe activities, so that may not be possible. Please consider Covid-19 restrictions promote social distancing as you plan your events. The current provincial restrictions and public health measures can be found at here. The toolkit contents are in the process of being translated into French as well, so please check back if you do not see the document you wish to download in French.