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Issues affecting children and families: Child care, social assistance, social inclusion and policy options

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Location

Oakham House, Ryerson University
63 Gould Street (southwest corner of Church St. and Gerrard St.)
Toronto
Canada

A one-time opportunity - Not to be missed!

The agenda will feature a knowledgeable and passionate group of speakers including:

a.m. SETTING THE STAGE FOR CHILD AND FAMILY POLICY

Welcome and morning moderator:
ELIZABETH WAGLE, Director, Family & Children's Service, Regional Municipality of York

JOHN FLEMING, Deputy Minister, Minisrty of Community and Social Services (invited)

OLIVIA CHOW, Children's Advocate, City of Toronto

STACKING THE DECK
Findings from the Relationship Between Reliable Child Care and Lone Mother's Attatchment to the Labour Force: Mother's Voices and Public Policy Perspective.
ROBIN MASON, Centre for Research and Women's Health, University of Toronto, Principle Researcher, Mother's Voices and the Public Policy Perspective

DEVELOPING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN
The $5-a-day child care programs in Quebec. How are the children faring under Quebec's approach to child care?
NICOLE BOILY, President du conseil de la famille et de l'enfance de Quebec

p.m. POLICY OPTIONS

Afternoon moderator:
JANE SOLDERA, Director, Parent and Child Branch, Social and Public Health Services Department, City of Hamilton

"WISCONSIN'S WELFARE MIRACLE" - How are the children doing?
JOYCE MALLORY, Director of Start Smart Milwaukee

PANEL DISCUSSION

Finding the public policy fit: Policy responses to the needs of children and families
MARTHA FRIENDLY, Director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, University of Toronto
OLIVIA CHOW, Children's Advocate, City of Toronto
CHRISTA FREILER, Director of the Children's Agenda Program, Laidlaw Foundation
ERNIE LIGHTMAN, Economist and Professor of Social Policy, University of Toronto

Wrap up and questions

LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER BY OCTOBER 12th!
Members and Campaign 2000 affiliates - $175.00
Other - $225.00

Contact name: 
OMSSA
Contact phone: 
905-629-3115
Contact fax: 
905-629-1633
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