Talk it Up for Child Care in Review
September 13th – 20th communities across Canada
came together to Talk it Up for Child Care
We kicked off the Talk It Up for Child Care Week of Action with Grandparents’ Day on September 13.
Over 20 events were held across the country: from door knocking, street canvassing and tables at farmers’ markets to community forums and publicly held events in each province.
And, of course we “occupied” social media with our Twitter storm and got the #VoteChildCare2015 hashtag trending in Canada for a second time! We also saw hundreds of child care tweets during our live Twitter chat for the “Globe Debate”
The Talk it Up week of action centred around the I Vote Child Care Pledge.
Through conversations in our local ridings – and with the candidates who are running – our goal for this week is to ask people to sign the pledge.
Here are just a few reasons that Canadians gave when they pledged their vote:
I pledge to vote child care 2015 because I want to live in a country that honours our commitments to children’s and women’s rights and supports equality and social justice. Shani Halfon – Toronto, Ontario
I am a parent and I work in child care. I see the benefits and the needs in my centre and in my community. Child care should not be so expensive that families can not afford it. Dina Tellum – Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Quality child care is fundamental to the development of both children and society. It is in everyone’s best interest, whether you have children or not. Investing in young people and having the option to balance work and family will create healthier communities. It will increase gender equality and create a more productive and family friendly society. This isn’t just a luxury, it is vital for Canada. Niklas Michael – Vancouver, British Columbia