Ottawa CUPE child care workers organized a forum to explore how advocacy, the ECE College and unions can more effectively work together to advance the call for a national public and non-profit child care system in Canada. The three pillars are:
1. Effective and strengthened advocacy to advance a national child care program.
2. Professional accreditation through the College of Early Childhood Educators to ensure quality through a well-trained and skilled workforce.
3. Unionization as the catalyst for bringing employers together to improve staff wages, benefits and working conditions by reducing isolation and fragmentation in the system.
Through panel presentations and participant discussion this workshop explored how these three distinct and inter-related pillars have the potential to promote a stable and enduring foundation for high quality early learning and child care.
Read the final report and learn about this very successful symposium