[September 30, 2008 07:22 PM]
Canada is one of the only developed countries that still hasn’t invested in universal early childhood development and care services.
This means that in the actual world
• Canadian families can’t find affordable care
• Canadian children are missing out on quality care in their early years
• Canadian communities can’t attract young families
• Canadian businesses can’t fill jobs
But these days – election campaigns are waged on-line so now it’s time to take our ‘actual’ child care story to the virtual world.
Here are links to on-line election related sites, blogs and Facebook groups.
Use these links to tell your child care story and spread the word that
1. A taxable allowance of $100 a month has NOT provided parents with more choice.
2. Other countries do it and so can we.
3. Canada STILL needs child care.
Make a commitment to ‘get virtual’ about child care at least once a week between now and October 14.
And – on election day, make sure everyone you know votes child care.
Authorized by: Code Blue for Child Care
Interactive election-related media
CBC: News Tip
“Tell us what election issues you want covered”
CBC: Your View
Forum to answer questions about the election campaigns and issue coverage
CBC's The Current: Pitch a show idea
Looking to have individuals and reps of groups on its show during the election.
CTV: My Vote
Submit videos/photos and your comments about the issues that mean the most to you
Global TV – Decision 2008
daily poll regarding most important election issue; comment on blogs
Globe and Mail – Federal Election 2008
discussion, comment on articles/blogs
Macleans – election headquarters
poll, comment on blogs
National Post – Election 2008
comment on articles/blogs
Canada.com – Decision Canada 2008
election poll, links to blogs hosted by regional Canwest newspapers
Rabble.ca – ‘Election news for the rest of us’
comment on blogs
cpac – vote 2008
Toronto Star – Canada Votes 2008
poll, submit letters, comment on articles/blogs
Ottawa Citizen - Views of Ottawa
submit letters, comments
Vancouver Sun - ‘UNews’
USaid: comment on articles:
Send photos, videos and news tips:
Georgia Straight – Federal Election ‘08
comment on articles
The Tyee – The Hook Election Blog
submit comments, news tips, contributions
Child Care Related Facebook Groups
Canadian Child Care Federation
Code Blue For Child Care
Parents For Child Care
Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Child Care Advocates
Child Care Connection NS
Early Childhood Education NS
Canada should have subsidized daycare for everyone
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
Party Leader Facebook Groups
Elizabeth May – Green Party of Canada
Jack Layton - NDP
Stephane Dion – Liberal
Stephen Harper - Conservative