KIDS FIRST is part of the growing national FUND THE CHILD Coalition asking our governments to fund the child directly by funding families rather than attempting to construct an unwanted, discriminatory, grossly inefficient, and harmful system of state-controlled “spaces” for children.

FUND THE CHILD events were held Canada-wide Nov 19 and were followed by a rally and press conference in Ottawa on Nov 21.

We will be announcing our formal complaint to the UN regarding our government’s continued discrimination against children, parents/mothers and families as a follow up to the 1997 complaint brought by Bev Smith, former Kids First President. This is in collaboration with Swedish parents group, Children’s Right To Parents’ Time.



Locations of the November 19th Day of Protest


Burnaby, B.C.
11:00 am
250 Willingdon Ave one block north of Hastings on Albert St/South side of Building – outside


Duncan, BC
10:30 am (to be confirmed)
City Hall


Vancouver, B.C.
1:00 pm
210 W Broadway on sidewalk outside daycare lobby offices


Calgary, Alta.
12:00 noon
Bowness Community Centre, 7904- 43 Avenue NW


Edmonton, Alta.
11:00 am
Strathcona County Health Centre, 2 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park


Strathmore, Alta.


Regina, Sask.
5:00 pm, FRIDAY NOV 18
1335 Chatwin Cres


Hamilton, Ont.
11:00 am
Hamilton City Hall
Second Floor Vestibule, 71 Main Street


Toronto, Ont.
11:00 am
Queen’s Park
A special guest from Sweden will speak on the Swedish PARENTS’ REVOLT against daycare discrimination


Thunder Bay, Ont.
12:30 pm
James Street Park on James Street


Stratford, Ont.
11:00 am
City Hall, front steps


Montreal, Que.
1:30 pm
Centre de la Nature de Laval
901, avenue du Parc, Laval


Charlottetown, PEI
10:30 am
Province House downtown, or next door at the Confederation Centre if raining

Moncton, New Brunswick

Truro, Nova Scotia
9:30 am
T.A.A.C. playground on Prince St.


Halifax, Nova Scotia
1:00 pm
Banook Lake playground (adjacent to Sullivan’s Pond) in Dartmouth

See more in our update here