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Left Behind: The Relationship Between Reliable Child Care and Lone Mothers' Attachment to the Labour Force -- Mothers' Voices and the Public Policy Perspective

Location

Claude Bissell Building, University of Toronto, 140 St. George St., Rm. 205
Toronto
Canada

Left Behind: The Relationship Between Reliable Child Care and Lone Mothers' Attachment to the Labour Force: Mothers' Voices and the Public Policy Perspective

DESCRIPTION: This one day forum situates new research on lone mothers within Quebec's child care experience and Wisconsin's "welfare miracle".

DATE: Friday, June 1st, 2001

TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

LOCATION: Room 205, Claude Bissell Building, University of Toronto,
140 St. George Street (south of Bloor St. West), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PROGRAMME:

9:00 a.m. -- Setting the Stage for Child and Family Policy in Canada
- John Godfrey: M.P., Chair, National Children's Agenda, Committee of the Liberal Caucus
- Olivia Chow: Children's Advocate, City of Toronto

10:00 a.m. -- Mothers' Voices: Findings from the Interviews
- Robin Mason: Principal Researcher
- Brenda Murphy: Site Coordinator, St. John, New Brunswick
- Kathleen Jamieson: Site Coordinator, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Ernie Lightman: Professor of Social Work, University of Toronto, Academic Advisor

11:30 a.m. -- Lunch

12:30 p.m. -- "Wisconsin's Welfare Miracle": How are the Children Doing? (Discussion)
- Joyce Mallory: Director, Start Smart Milwaukee

1:45 p.m. -- How do Lone Mothers Fare Under Québec's Approach to Child Care? (Discussion)
- Nicole Boily: Président du Conseil de la famille et de l'enfance de Québec

3:00 p.m. -- Finding the Public Policy Fit: Policy Responses to the Needs of Lone Mothers
- Michael Mendelson: Caledon Institute of Social Policy
- Brigitte Kitchen: Professor of Social Policy, York University
- Martha Friendly, Childcare Resource & Research Unit, University of Toronto
- Moderator: Cindy Wiggins, Canadian Labour Congress

4:45 p.m. -- Adjournment

Sponsored by: Campaign 2000
Registration is free. Book in advance with Liyu Guo. See contact information below.

Child care available; deadline for child care registration on May 25.

Contact name: 
Liyu Guo
Contact email: 
LiyuGu@fsatoronto.com
Contact phone: 
416-595-9230 ext 244
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