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A Child Care Uprising Ontario? Learning from the Barnehageopprør (Kindergarten Uprising) movement in Norway

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Centre for Social Innovation
720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
Event date: 
15 Jan 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The AECEO is very proud to be co-hosting a lecture and discussion at the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex)or join online, with the opportunity to participate fully in this event, by registering here.
We know that for children, parents and educators alike, childcare in Ontario is in a state of crisis: fees are too high, spaces too few and educators are often underpaid and undervalued. Now Ontario faces new threats of funding cuts and deregulation. Is this acceptable for the children, educators and our future? How can families and educators mount an effective campaign for positive change?
This presentation and discussion provides a glimpse into other possibilities for the care of young children in our province. Join Kari Eide , an early childhood educator from Norway, as she shares her experience from the Barnehageopprør (Kindergarten Uprising) in Norway – a successful movement preventing the erosion of early learning and child care services in her country. Kari will share how she channeled her outrage as an educator resisting neoliberal policy measures into a coordinated, large-scale movement. Learn how campaigners drew on new and innovative strategies to band together educators, parents and children.
This presentation and discussion offer a space to consider how this successful campaign in be relevant and/or useful as we engage in our own fight for decent work and resistance to attacks on childcare and public services more broadly in Ontario.
Find tickets for this extraordinary opportunity to learn (and to participate in no-cost CPL) HERE. The event will also be live-streamed with an online-discussion forum via ZOOM, you can find more details on the events Facebook page!  

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