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Child Care Rally & Women’s Choice (May Update)

May was a busy month!

National Office took part in two rallies, the first for Affordable, Quality Childcare on Mother’s Day weekend organized by the Ad-Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights. Although it was a rainy Saturday, we were joined by CUPE local 2204 ( Child Care Workers,) the local chapter of ACORN Canada, families and Child Care supporters.  Member of Parliament, Olivia Chow gave a great speech about her Child Care bill that is before the House of Commons and wished all of the Mothers and Child Care Workers a Happy Mother’s Day!

Olivia Chow gives a great speech on Parliament Hill on Child Care.

The rally also featured the talent of the women of CUPE 2204 who, with the Raging Grannies, led the protesters in singing satirical Children’s songs written by Claire Tremblay of the Coalition (see one below).

Later in the month National Office attended the pro-choice presence at the annual Anti-Choice Rally on Parliament Hill. While this event was more serious, it was important to show our support for accessible, legal and safe abortion and above all the right for women to choose.

Supporters of Choice.

Check out photos from the rallies here.

(To the Tune of Mary had a Little Lamb)

Harper had a child care scam

Child care scam, child care scam

Harper had a child care scam

Which was against the rules

He gave all families

Three dollars a day, three dollars a day

He gave all families three dollars a day

And said that should do

To pay your child care costs each day

Costs each day, costs each day

To pay your child care costs each day

Harper we’re not fooled!

Anti-Poverty Campaign

Happy New Year!

National Office is working on an Anti-Poverty Campaign as part of the CFUW’s work with Campaign 2000.

As part of this campaign we want to highlight some the awesome advocacy work of ACORN Canada (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).

If you are in the Ottawa, Metro Vancouver, Toronto or Hamilton areas please check out acorncanada.org.  To get involved call or email your local office today!

A few ongoing ACORN Campaigns:

Ottawa Living Wage Campaign

  • send an email to Council to support the Poverty Reduction Strategy

Affordable, Livable Housing

  • ACORN is calling for affordable and livable housing initiatives. Click here to send an email to Harper, Flaherty and Ignatieff.


About ACORN:

Interested in learning more about ACORN. Check out their website here.

ACORN Canada is one of Canada’s largest and most successful networks of community organizations, with more than 20,000 low and moderate income members organized into 20 neighborhood chapters in 4 cities across Canada.

ACORN members come together to improve our communities, by tackling pressing concerns in our neighborhoods, cities and the country. Members choose what issues to address—from traffic problems or lack of police protection, to nationwide concerns such as increasing affordable homeownership and raising the minimum wage. They take action to get decision-makers to make real changes.

Our priorities include: better housing for tenants, living wages, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, addictions services funding, financial literacy and better jobs in our communities.