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.


Webinar: Honoring children's rights in the early childhood classroom

Online, Eastern Time
Event date: 
29 Jul 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us on Thursday, July 29, at 2 PM ET as we are joined Madeleine Hutchison, RECE, MA Early Childhood Studies. In this webinar we will discuss how honoring and empowering children's rights in early childhood education and care is crucial in providing a healthy development in the first 5 years of life. We will focus on the core four rights for children as outlined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and how we can create a rights-respecting environment in our early years classrooms. Modeling and empowering rights in the early years sets the foundation for healthy and supportive relationships, empathy development, self-confidence and awareness of consent and bodily autonomy. Children who grow up understanding their rights and the rights of others will develop a deep understanding of how to interact with others, respect boundaries, advocate for themselves, and know that their voice matters. Sign up today so you don't miss out!  


Meet our special guest

Madeleine Hutchison
RECE, MA Early Childhood Studies 

Maddie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child, Youth and Family Studies and holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Studies. Maddie has worked as an Infant, Toddler and Preschool educator and is passionate about advancing the rights of children, families and educators in the childcare space. Maddie is now a Junior Customer Success Manager at HiMama!  

In this session we will talk about...

  • What are Children's rights and why are they so important.  
  • Creating a rights-respecting environment in your classroom 
  • Rights in Practice: Modeling consent and empowering children  
  • Children's participation in their rights  


Contact name: 
Contact email: 
Contact phone: