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Toronto, Ont. – Showing appreciation for child care, staff, parents, children and advocates will gather in a celebration of the 6th annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day on Wednesday, October 25.

WHO: Elizabeth Ablett, Executive Director  Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)
Sid Ryan, President, CUPE Ontario
Irene Harris, Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
Barbara Burkett, Vice-President Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)
Councillor Janet Davis, Council Lead on Children’s Issues City of Toronto

WHAT: 6th annual Child Care Worker and
Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

WHERE: Hester How Child Care Centre, Toronto City Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 — 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

This day of recognition and appreciation for the importance of the work of child care workers and early childhood educators was founded six years ago by CUPE Ontario and the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), and has been proclaimed by municipalities across the province, including the Toronto City Council.

Sponsors now include the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the United Steelworkers, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, the Canadian Auto Workers, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the National Union of Public and General Employees.

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Ablett
Executive Director, OCBCC
(416) 538-0628

Valerie Dugale
CUPE Communications
(416) 299-9739