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Critical issues in childcare policy: Why do they matter?

When: May 16 2018 at 4pm- 6pm

George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (Ryerson University)

245 Churtch St., Room ENG-106, Toronto Ontario

General public - Register


The School of Early Childhood Studies, in partnership with the Ryerson Student Childcare Advocacy Association, presents: Critical Issues in Childcare Policy: Why Do They Matter?

This expert panel discussion will provide you with the tools you need to make informed decisions in the upcoming Ontario General Election in June.

Learn about the current Ontario Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework, how to interpret political party positions and the individual and community implications of policy decisions.


Olivia Chow, distinguished visiting professor, Ryerson University

Gordon Cleveland, associate professor emeritus, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

Lyndsay Macdonald, coordinator, Association of Early Childhood

Educators Ontario (AECEO)

Brooke Richardson, School of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University


All Candidates Debate (Waterloo riding): with focus on child care, education gender equality

Early Years Coalition Waterloo Region - 2018 Ontario Provincial election

When: May 22 2018 at 6:30pm- 7:30pm

Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre

65 Noecker Street, Waterloo Ontario N2J 2R6


The Early Years Coalition | Waterloo Region are advocating for high quality, universal child care that includes professional pay and decent work for educators.

In the lead up to the provincial election, we are hosting an All Candidates Debate on child care, education and gender equity issues.

Candidates confirmed to attend thus far:

- Catherine Fife, NDP

- Dorothy McCabe, Liberal

- Zdravko Ggunjevic, Green

Child minding will be available during the debate. If you require this service, please RSVP to


Submit a question for the provincial leaders' debate

The leaders of the Liberal Party, the Progressive Conservatives, and the NDP will head-to-head in a televised debate on Sunday, May 27. 

Ontarians are being called on to help shape the agenda. 

Anyone with a question for Kathleen Wynne, Doug Ford or Andrea Horwath, can submit it here.

Include the following details:

  • Name 
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • email address

The debate is being held in Toronto, and begins at 6:30 p.m.

You can watch it live on CTV or online at