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THE "A WORD": CHALLENGING ADVOCACY IN THE FIGHT FOR A CANADIAN CHILDCARE SYSTEM

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A conference for researchers, educators, advocates and students interested in childcare advocacy

Location

School of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University Toronto, ON
Canada
Event date: 
1 Mar 2013 - 8:45am - 5:00pm

 

Description: (see attached flyer)

PROGRAM

Opening Remarks: 8:45am

MORNING PANELS:
Panel I: Challenges and opportunities for Canadian childcare
9 a.m-10:45 a.m.

Moderator - Rianne Mahon, CIGI Chair in Social Work, Professor at BSIA, Political Science, Laurier University

Monica Lysack, Professor, Early Childhood Education, Sheridan College - Care and education: Opportunities and pitfalls

Rachel Langford, Director, School of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University - Social investment or social justice?

Martha Friendly, Director, Childcare Resource and Research Unit - Market or system? Why kids still are not for profit

Susan Prentice, Professor, Sociology, University of Manitoba - Why childcare is still a women's issue
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Panel 2: Assessing Canadian childcare advocacy: Strategies and choices 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Moderator - Patrizia Albanese, Professor, Sociology, Ryerson University

Brooke Richardson, PhD candidate, Policy Studies, Ryerson University - The state of Canadian childcare advocacy

Jamie Kass, National childcare coordinator, Canadian Union of Postal Workers - Let's rethink childcare: The labour multi-union childcare campaign - 2013-2015

Jane Beach, Childcare researcher - Childcare human resource issues in the broader policy context: Reflections on You Bet We Still Care!

Shani Halfon, Research Officer, CRRU - To whom shall we pass the torch? The next generation of advocates

Lunch-1:00-2:00pm
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AFTERNOON: DIALOGUE TO ACTION

Kitchen Tables: Join a "kitchen table" discussion to share your own experience in the ECEC field-as a front-line ECE, a researcher, a student, an advocate, or an administrator- with regard to key questions generated by the panel discussions. 2:00-4:00pm

Dialogue to action: moving forwards with actions 4:00-5:00pm

Sponsors:
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School of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University, Childcare Resource and Resource Unit
New Advocates for Progressive Childcare Policy

 

Contact name: 
Leah Espineda
Contact email: 
espineda@ryerson.ca
Contact phone: 
[416] 979-5000 ext. 4153
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