Women’s workforce participation has declined over the past year but the federal government’s commitment to big investments in child care aims to reverse that trajectory. We’ve been down this road before – why is Canada-wide child care so difficult to achieve? What’s different this time? What could a system look like and how will it benefit children, parents and the economy? Join Canada Club Toronto on June 15 to hear from our panel of experts as they discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities of Canada-wide child care and early childhood education. This panel will be hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto and feature an introduction from CEO, Medhat Mahdy and will be moderated by Michelle Eaton, VP of Public Affairs at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and will include:
- Dr. Emis Akbari - Professor and Program Coordinator, the School of Early Childhood, George Brown College
- Dr. Kate Bezanson - Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology, Brock University
- Jean François Perrault - Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank
- Armine Yalnizyan - Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Future of Worker
You will receive the access link on the morning of the event.