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
250 Willingdon Ave one block north of Hastings on Albert St/South side of Building – outside
10:30 am (to be confirmed)
210 W Broadway on sidewalk outside daycare lobby offices
Bowness Community Centre, 7904- 43 Avenue NW
Strathcona County Health Centre, 2 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park
5:00 pm, FRIDAY NOV 18
1335 Chatwin Cres
Hamilton City Hall
Second Floor Vestibule, 71 Main Street
A special guest from Sweden will speak on the Swedish PARENTS’ REVOLT against daycare discrimination
Thunder Bay, Ont.
James Street Park on James Street
City Hall, front steps
Centre de la Nature de Laval
901, avenue du Parc, Laval
Province House downtown, or next door at the Confederation Centre if raining
Moncton, New Brunswick
Truro, Nova Scotia
T.A.A.C. playground on Prince St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Banook Lake playground (adjacent to Sullivan’s Pond) in Dartmouth
See more in our update here