You Are Invited to a Zoom Public Meeting on Affordable Child Care and Decent Pay for Workers in Niagara

Niagara District Council of Women tp host Zoom  Public  Meeting  Panel  on “Affordable Child Care and Decent Pay for Workers”  at 7:30 p.m., this coming  Wednesday November 17th . 

An Invite to All from the Niagara District Council of Women

Posted November 14th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

Across Ontario, while   the Covid-19 pandemic lingers, parents are struggling harder than ever  to find affordable child care ,and non-profit and institutional care givers are challenged to  provide services .

As panelist  Dr. Kate Bazanson, Associate Dean , Faculty of Social Sciences & Associate Professor of Sociology  of Brock University  notes, “The tension between high fees and low wages results in inaccessible space for parents (especially mothers) and recruitment and retention struggles for providers.  The continued presence of COVID also affects enrolment and costs.”

Niagara Regional Councillor Diana Huson will be one of the panelists for this event

And, although other provinces have signed up to the federal government’s  proposed  bilateral agreement that includes fee reductions to parents, wage increases to early childhood educators, an expansion plan, and a workforce strategy,  Ontario  is still haggling with the Federal government, and so far, remains committed to a  private -sector model  and tax credits  . 

Private care is out of the question for  a majority of parents, and as  Dr. Bazanson says , “Tax credits are not child care. A Canada wide high quality, affordable, accessible and inclusive child care system is good for kids, good for families and good for the economy. “  This has been proven in Quebec, where a quality  affordable public system has been in place for many years.

Other panellists include,  Regional Councillor   Diane HusonDarlene Edgar Director of Children’s Services Niagara Region and MPP Jenny Stevens, all of whom are strong advocates of  affordable, accessible child care and decent pay for workers.

To register  email 1niagaracouncilofwomen@gmail.com  and for  information  phone Gracia Janes at 905 468 2841 or e mail gracia.janes@bellnet.ca

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