AFL Webinar Series: Labour Activism During COVID-19 Universal Childcare Now!

Across the world, inequality is growing and ordinary families are working harder and harder to keep up with escalating costs and falling supports. This is especially true in Alberta.

Early Childhood Education and Care reduces inequality, lifts families out of poverty and puts them on track for more opportunities later in life. It creates fairness for working families through inclusive economic growth.

On July 6, 2020, panelists Maya Roy, Nicki Dublenko, Morna Ballantyne, Siobhan Vipond, and Susan Cake met to discuss the state of child care in Alberta:

Panelist information:

Panelists: Maya Roy, Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Canada, Member of the Federal Minister’s Expert Panel on Early Learning and Childcare
Nicki Dublenko, Vice Chair of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA)
Morna Ballantyne, Executive Director of Child Care Now
Siobhan Vipond, Secretary Treasurer of AFL
Susan Cake, Director of Policy Analysis at AFL

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