Talk it Up for Child Care

Event date: 
13 Sep 2015 (All day) to 20 Sep 2015 (All day)


September 13th - 20th communities across Canada will Talk it Up for Child Care.

We want to keep child care on the federal election agenda. Get involved and help push for a national plan for quality affordable child care in this federal election.

The Talk it Up Week of Action will centre around the I Vote Child Care Pledge  and features a number of Canada-wide events such as, Grandparent's Day on September 13th, Art Attack day on September 16th to coincide with a #VoteChildCare2015 Twitter Storm on the same day. 

Local child care supporters across the country are busy organizing exciting events during the week of action such as: Vote Child Care canvassing & training sessions, setting up Vote Child Care tables at local farmer's markets, pop-up voting stations and all candidates' debates.

Visit to find out how you can get involved! 


Research, evidence and policy: Mobilizing knowledge

Fort Garry Hotel Winnipeg , MB
Event date: 
13 Nov 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The one-day research event will focus on how knowledge can improve child care policy. University, community and government researchers will present papers and posters exploring the policy-knowledge connection. "Policy" is used in the broadest sense, and topics will include historical as well as contemporary, and international as well as Canadian perspectives. We warmly invite established as well as emerging scholars to submit a proposal - see the Call for Papers below. The final program for the research day will be available in late July. The registration fee to attend the research conference is $75, and can be paid either separately or at the time of registering for the national conference.


Impact of the Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE) intervention on preschoolers’ physical activity levels and sedentary time: A single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial

Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Tucker, P., Vanderloo, L., Johnson, A. M., Burke, S. M., Irwin, J. D., Gaston, A., Driediger, M., & Timmons, B.
Online Document Type: 
Research, policy & practice

Strengthening capacities for the success of Black students

event name on yellow background with a Black family in the bottom right
Event date: 
16 Oct 2021 - 1:00pm

For Youth Initiative and Early Childhood Development Initiative invites you to join them for a discussion on advocacy and support for Black children and youth. FYI works with youth aged 13-25 who identify as Black and ECDI works with newcomer West African families with children aged 6-12. This workshop will provide space for us to have a dialogue and learn about ways to strengthen parental and youth capacity to ensure optimal success in the education system.

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