The symposium was wrapped up with discussion about potential research, actions and campaigns among participants in their respective organizations and communities. The discussions brought to attention different action proposals, including but not limited to:
Cohesive key messaging in social media campaigns and resources distributed to the public;
- Active ongoing collaboration with Inuit, Métis, and First Nations allies;
- Centering the voices and experiences of the child care workforce;
- Strengthening the child care advocacy movement Canada-wide;
- Further research, policy and practice events, and
- Capacity building and mentoring in the child care policy and advocacy sectors.
A detailed report of the symposium is being prepared by Child Care Now and will be made available soon.
A public webinar to further discuss the outcomes of the symposium and next steps in child care policy making, advocacy and research will be held later in summer 2022.
CRRU is developing a new resource that will provide ongoing information, research, and tools to be used by researchers, advocates policy makers and the child care sector in this next phase of implementing the ELCC agreements.