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Research, Evidence and Policy: Mobilizing Knowledge

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
Publication Date: 
19 Nov 2014


A tremendously successful one-day research conference was held on November 13 in Winnipeg, preceding ChildCare2020. It presented 26 panel presentations and nine poster presentations by academic, government and independent ECEC researchers in multiple disciplines. Information about the presenters is available on the Moving Childcare Forward website and presentations will be available soon. 

The research conference, originally organized to accommodate 75 participants, had to be moved when interest outstripped room sizes. Almost 300 enthusiastic participants attended the panels, viewed the posters, and discussed ECEC research over lunch and in the halls.

The conference was organized by the Moving Child Care Forward Project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Connections program. The project is an a joint initiative of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Martha Friendly), Centre for Work, Families and Well-Being at the University of Guelph (Donna S. Lero), and Susan Prentice, at the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba.

The Moving Child Care Forward project uses the term "policy" in the broadest sense and includes historical as well as contemporary, topics, and international, as well as Canadian, perspectives.

The project is developing an ECEC policy research network, which will be launched early in the new year.


Entered Date: 
19 Nov 2014
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