(Halifax) – Child care activists and experts will share information and plan for action at the Halifax stop on a cross-country tour promoting public delivery of child care through school boards or local governments.
Across Canada, parents struggle to find good child care in a patchwork of services that is privatized, fragmented and expensive.
Speakers at the public meeting will discuss how moving to publicly-delivered, early childhood care and education benefits children and parents, boosts the economy and helps stem the tide of for-profit child care.
WHAT: Public meeting on building a public child care system
WHO: Martha Friendly, co-author of a new book, About Canada: Childcare, which outlines how a public system could work in Canada.
Jody Dallaire, from the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
WHERE: St. Mary’s University, Sobey Building, Room SB260
WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 7:00 pm
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is organizing the tour, which brings together community activists, parents, academics, child care workers and union members, as part of its national anti-privatization work. Visit cupe.ca/child-care for a backgrounder on public child care, provincial child care profiles and more.
(ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Martha Friendly arrives in Halifax the afternoon of Wednesday, October 28 and will be here until mid-day Friday, October 30.)
For information or to arrange an interview:
Karen Wright John McCracken
CUPE ECE CUPE Atlantic Communications Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (o) (902) 455-4180 (o)