PSAC Prairies held the third webinar in our Webinar Wednesday series on March 11. The webinar, titled Child Care: Our Vision for Tomorrow, took a look back at the issue of child care to see how far we've come and how far we still need to go. We also discussed the current landscape of child care in Canada, including current legislation and proposed policies aimed at families and child care.
What was discussed:
- Denise Kouri, a public policy analyst based in Saskatoon, spoke about her roots in the child care movement as an activist for more than 40 years. She was first involved with Saskatchewan Working Women, a feminist organization of female wage earners fighting for good child care. Denise talked about her involvement with organization, as well as her ongoing fight for good child care and why the issue is so important to her.
- Sherry Hunt, a child care advocate and active PSAC member, spoke about the consequences of what's being called the child care crisis and the important of quality, affordable, accessible child care. She also discussed opportunities for people to get involved in the movement, including several important campaigns and helpful resources.
- Marianne Hladun, PSAC Prairies Regional Executive Vice-President, said even though she doesn't have kids, this is still an important issue to her and should be for all of us. She also spoke about how we can talk to members about this issue to help them understand why this is important to everyone and why we would all benefit from a national child care program.
The reviews are in:
The response from members continues to be very positive. In a post-webinar survey, participants rated the webinar excellent, saying the information presented was very useful. Here is a sample of what members are saying:
"I have participated in all the webinars thus far and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really try to encourage my members to attend."
"I love that I can sign on and listen to the presentation as it happens, then go to the YouTube page later and share the video with my members."
Watch the full webinar:
If you weren't able to participate, we've posted the webinar to the PSAC Prairies YouTube channel, and embedded the video below. Watch, learn and share with others.
*The video will be posted here on Monday, March 23. Check back soon.
The PSAC Prairie Region hosts monthly, interactive webinars as an outlet for members to learn about critical issues and get important updates. The webinars are also be an opportunity for members to ask questions and give feedback.