Raising the bar: Lifting the field

BMO Institute for Learning
3550 Pharmacy Avenue
Toronto , ON
Event date: 
22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


The 2011 Raising the Bar conference will be held on November 22nd, 2011 at the BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Toronto. It is being co-sponsored by the City of Toronto Children's Services, George Brown College and Humber College.

This year's focus will be on 'lifting the field' through the principles of ELECT (Early Learning for Every Child Today).

Contact name: 
Gina Maharaj
Contact email: 

Improving the quality of child-care centres through supportive assessment and ‘communities of practice’ in informal settlements in Nairobi: Protocol of a feasibility study

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021
Nampijja, M., Okelo, K., Wekulo, P. K., Kimani-Murage, E. W., & Elsey, H.
Online Document Type: 
Research, policy & practice

National day of action for early learning and child care

A kid holding up a sign saying "Child Care Now"
Online, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Event date: 
14 Sep 2021 - 1:00pm

Join us September 14, 2021 in a National Day of Action for affordable, quality, accessible, inclusive child care for all.

  1. At 1:00 PM ET, join a Canada-wide bilingual on-line event about what is at stake for early learning and child care in the 2021 federal election. Register now and then share the information with others.
  2. Post your voter pledge on social media. Add the hashtags: #Elxn44, #CdnChildCare, #CdnPoli, #VoteChildCare4ALL
  3. Sign the petition to show all parties how many of us want a publicly funded, universal, inclusive and accessible system of child care.

Local actions

  • In addition, we encourage child care advocates to take action for early learning and child care in their communities by;
  • Tie balloons (purple or green) to your porch or balcony
  • Print off a DIY lawn sign, think about making this a group colouring activity
  • Post a sign on your window or mailbox to show you will vote child care for all
  • Ask your local candidate to take the Candidate Pledge
  • Write an OpEd or Letter to the Editor in advance and seek to get it published on September 14, 2021