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Corporatization of child care: It’s not as easy as ABC

March 29th, 2008     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

For those of you in Ottawa concerned about the state of child care in this country, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is hosting an event on Tuesday you should check out.

From the press release: Multinational child care corporations, including Australian giant ABC Learning, are moving into Canada. Corporate-run child care will damage high-quality, community-based non-profit early learning and child care -and threaten the future of a pan-Canadian system.

Learn more and find out what you can do at this free event. Tuesday, April 1st, 7 to 9 p.m. Ottawa City Hall, A.S. Haydon Hall (Council Chambers) 110 Laurier Avenue West


  • Deborah Brennan, Professor of social policy, University of New South Wales Social Policy Research Centre: Australia’s experience with corporatized child care.
  • Steven Shrybman, partner, Sack, Goldblatt, Mitchell: the trade dangers of foreign corporate child care.
  • Lynell Anderson, Project Director, Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada and Associate, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: the importance of child care as a publicly-delivered social program.

Panel moderator: Ottawa child care activist Jamie Kass

Accessible event Refreshments provided French language interpretation not available at this event

Sponsors: Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada, Code Blue for Child Care, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Canadian Labour Congress, Canadian Union of Public Employees

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