TORONTO A national child care program will be top of mind when Toronto Mayor David Miller joins the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario President Sid Ryan, parents, child care advocates and representatives of other unions in a celebration of the 4th annual child care worker and early childhood educator appreciation day on Wednesday, October 27.
The day was founded by CUPE Ontario and the OCBCC. Sponsors now include the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Canadian Auto Workers, National Union of Public and General Employees, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, Service Employees International Union and Ontario Federation of Labour.
This year, 99 municipalities across Ontario have officially proclaimed the day.
Mayor David Miller
Sid Ryan, president, CUPE Ontario
Kira Heineck, executive director, OCBCC
Sharon Wrabko, parent
Olivia Chow, Toronto councillor and child advocate
Representatives of sponsoring unions
Proclamation of 4th annual child care worker and early childhood educator appreciation day and comments on national child care program
Hester How Daycare, main floor, Toronto City Hall
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2004
For more information, please contact:
Sid Ryan, President, CUPE Ontario, 416-209-0066 (cell)
Kira Heineck, Executive Director, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, 416-538-0628
Pat Daley, CUPE Communications, 416-299-9739 ext 264; 416-616-6142 (cell)