Toronto – September 10, 2015 – UFCW Canada is calling on activists to add their support to the Vote Child Care 2015 campaign, to make affordable and quality child care a reality for all families. The campaign, in alliance with The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada, is intended to build support for affordable and quality child care across Canada as a fundamental voting issue in advance of the October 2015 federal election.
Why should working families care about making child care an election issue? Because affordable, high quality child care would:
Give every parent the opportunity to contribute to the workforce, and strengthen our economy;
Ensure that all children have access to safe and healthy care;
Make child care affordable for all – right now child care is the second-highest household expense for Canadian families.
From September 16-20, 2015, in communities across Canada, activists will be working to keep child care on the federal election agenda. Get involved in the following activities and help push for a national plan for quality affordable child care in this federal election.
September 16, 2015 / 9AM / 12PM / 1PM / Twitter Storm
#VoteChildCare2015… Tweet your hearts out for child care, share why you support child care that all families can afford and challenge your Twitter followers to do the same!
You can also Download the photo-booth sign fill it in using marker and share it on Twitter and Facebook!
Let’s get #VoteChildCare2015 trending in Canada!!
You can follow the campaign on Twitter (@votechildcare, #VoteChildCare2015) and at facebook.com/votechildcare.
Join us in calling on the next federal government to provide funding and leadership, and to work with the provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to make affordable quality child care a reality for all families.
September 13 – 20 - Talk it Up for Child Care
The Talk it Up week of action will centre around the I Vote Child Care Pledge.
Through conversations in our local ridings – and with the candidates who are running – our goal for this week is to ask people to sign the I Vote Child Care Pledge.
September 14, 2015 - Grandparent’s Day!
Many grandparents see their children struggling to find quality affordable child care in 2015 the same way that they did years ago. That’s why, this September 14th, Vote Child Care is asking Grandparents from across the country to sign the I Vote Child Care Pledge and to encourage others to do the same.
September 16, 2015 - ART ATTACK
Show off your support for child care that all families can afford by decorating child care centres, offices, cars, doors, windows (and more…as much as possible) with various art projects, chalk drawings, paintings, collages, murals – whatever!
Download the photo-booth sign ask all of your coworkers to fill it out and cover the window of your space to show your support!
Download the Vote Child Care window sign to add to your artwork or hang it in your window at home so that candidates know you support affordable child care.
Make sure to share your Art Attack on Twitter and Facebook using the #VoteChildCare2015 hashtag!