Description: (see attached flyer)
Opening Remarks: 8:45am
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
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
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
School of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University, Childcare Resource and Resource Unit
New Advocates for Progressive Childcare Policy