WHAT IS KIDS FIRST DOING NOW (updated April 4, 2021):
Major Charter Challenge Against Discrimination in Child Care Laws
Kids First has prioritized legal action in pursuit of our core objectives of protecting children’s well-
being and parental child care.
- In 2020, we successfully intervened in the BC Court of Appeal “bus dad” case (Crook) to
defend parents’ liberty right to decide when their children can take the bus or be alone without
- We are successfully providing parents and lawyers with formal letters and legal arguments in
situations where government agencies have harmed parent-child relationships, children, and
- Our current priority is a landmark Charter Challenge against government-mandated
discrimination in laws related to early learning and child care. We anticipate ending up in the
Supreme Court of Canada.
- We will prove that the definitions in laws of “child care”, “work”, “gender equity”, and
“economy/economic growth” cause adverse impacts on children, parents, women, mothers,
marginalized racial communities, those with disabilities, and those who express gender by
prioritizing parental child care work.
- We have retained legal counsel and are gathering evidence.
- Costs are estimated to be $2 million over 5 years. Your support is needed to end these
discriminatory, harmful, and unsustainable laws.
How You Can Help
1 – SIGN UP FOR UPDATES TO KEEP INFORMED
click here to send us your email address
2 – Become a Memeber
There is strength in numbers!
If you agree with our objectives, join. It’s free.
To join, click here and send us your email, name, address, and phone number.
Our objectives as a registered charity are:
- To promote the optimal care and well-being of children
- To encourage and develop a recognition of the importance of child care being provided within
the home by a parent.
3 – Donate and get a tax receipt.
Unlike the daycare lobby, we are volunteer-run and not funded by government, unions, or
Your support is indispensable. Donations are in twenty dollar increments. Thank you for your donations, they are sincerely and gratefully appreciated.
- Cheque: to Kids First Parent Association of Canada
11 Wade Rd
- Bank transfer: call 604-291-0088
4 – Share this website.
Kids First is 100% volunteer run by parents. Financial and time limits, and technical difficulties
are constant. This website is our chief means of cheap efficient communication—PASS IT ON!
5- Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KidsFirstParentsAssici/
6 – LOBBY POLITICIANS: meet, phone, email, or write a letter to politicians
- Federal Government
A list of Members of Parliament is available online.
You can also phone
1-800-O-CANADA toll free for the information.
- Find the ministry responsible for child care, child protection, education, gender equity, women’s
and children’s issues.
- Local Government
Many local governments also subsidize daycare with funding and/or cheap/free rent, but not
parental child care.
Many school boards violate parents’ and children’s rights by privacy violating data collection,
ignoring informed parental consent rights, etc.
7 – Contact Media:
Share our info on social media: Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Write a letter to the editor.
Phone a radio or TV station.
8 – Be Informed: check out our resources and share information.
Read our in-depth collection of data and quotes: “Daycare Fact & Fiction, Ideology & Agendas,”
available as a pdf document.
9 – Organize an event or a group in your area to discuss these issues, or discuss this at your
school, social group, political group, family drop-in, cultural or religious organization.