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Check out this child care article from The Star: A national child-care program would be a boon to Canada’s post-COVID recovery–none more so than Ontario’s.
On November 16th, Ontario Council submitted comments to the Ministry of Education regarding the 2020 review of the Child Care and Early Learning Years Act, 2014. Read more …
SPEAKERS SERIES NOVEMBER 21st 2020 – EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT
Topic – Covid’s Impact on Women from a Child Care Lens
The Economic Impact on Women
Carolyn Ferns, Executive Director of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care discussed the basics of child care in Ontario, not enough spaces, plus the unaffordability of regulated child care for most families.
The highlighted points from Carolyn’s presentation are:
- The Covid pandemic has impacted working mothers, who are overwhelmed with feeling they are facing this crisis alone. Since the start of the recovery mode, employment of women with pre-school children have recovered at less than half the pace of men with pre-school children. Read more …
SPEAKERS SERIES OCTOBER 3rd 2020 – EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT
Michele Harding of Care Watch was the guest speaker representing Education. Since 1998, Care Watch, has been a strong advocate for quality Home Care and Community Care. Care Watch is a non-profit, volunteer run and senior led organization.
Michele’s focus has been community planning, social policy, and legislation. Read more …
Terms of Reference
The mandate of the OC Education Standing Committee is to be a forum for Ontario Council members involved with advocacy issues related to education in Ontario. This committee, together with the Advocacy Committee, is responsible for the development and communication of CFUW Ontario Council education related policies … read more.