Toolkit: Candidate Meeting Report Form

Candidate Meeting Report Form   Please use this online submission form to submit your report to Child Care Now   Form text below for your reference. Candidate’s Name:    _______________________________ Candidate’s Riding:   _______________________________ Candidate’s Party:      _______________________________ Names of child care advocates who attended the meeting, and their contact information. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Did the candidate allow you to take… Continue reading Toolkit: Candidate Meeting Report Form

Toolkit: Candidate Meeting Checklist

Candidate Meeting Checklist Before the meeting o  Review the “Speaking points: What to say in your candidate meeting” and the “Affordable Child Care for All Plan” in this kit. o  Add notes about the specific situation in the candidate’s province/ territory. For instance, you can use the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)  parent fee… Continue reading Toolkit: Candidate Meeting Checklist

Toolkit: All-candidates’ meetings – questions on child care

All-candidates’ meetings – questions on child care One of the best ways to make sure child care is addressed at an all-candidate’s meeting is to ask candidates a question.  Here’s an example.   Preamble (if there is time for one, make these points): Numerous studies have established that making affordable, high-quality early learning and child… Continue reading Toolkit: All-candidates’ meetings – questions on child care

Toolkit: Speaking Points and Letters – What to say to your candidate

Speaking Points: What to say in your candidate meeting Introduction Introduce yourselves: say what you do and where you are from Thank the candidate for meeting with you Confirm how long you have for the meeting Say that you are here as part of a coalition of parents, educators and organizations concerned about the child… Continue reading Toolkit: Speaking Points and Letters – What to say to your candidate

Toolkit: Using Social Media

Using Social Media Social media can be a great way to: highlight the issue of the lack of affordable, quality child care; engage others with the issue; draw attention to a meeting with a candidate. Tip for using social media: Always ask permission when posting a photo of someone other than yourself; Be positive and… Continue reading Toolkit: Using Social Media

Toolkit: Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting Town hall meetings are public meetings where members from a community can come together to learn about issues, to share their views and to promote common understanding. Town halls can also be used to convey concerns and solutions to elected representatives. Tips for organizing a town hall meeting Planning Seek suitable organization(s)… Continue reading Toolkit: Town Hall Meeting

Toolkit: Community Engagement

Community Engagement Elections are a good time to get all voters thinking about child care. Speaking with voters directly is the best way to engage them on the issue. You can create opportunities for conversation in many different ways: leafleting on the street (mainstreeting); setting up an information table at a farmer’s market, local festival… Continue reading Toolkit: Community Engagement

Why For-Profit Child Care is Not the Solution

Profit-making in child care gives rise to four main concerns: 1) the quality of programs is eroded by the drive to make profit; 2) the diversion of public funds to profit-making is an “inefficient” approach to expanding quality child care and making it more affordable for parents; 3) it is unethical to derive profit from the… Continue reading Why For-Profit Child Care is Not the Solution