Week of action for child care event to be held in Dieppe, NB

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DIEPPE, NB – The Public Service Alliance of Canada, other unions and community organizations are springing in to a week of action for child care (May 9th, to May 17th 2015) to ensure that a national plan for quality child care all families can afford and count on is a priority for voters during the coming federal election.

Organizers of We can’t vote yet, but you can! Vote Child Care 2015, invite community members of all stripes to join them Saturday May 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Place 1604 to make the child care need visible in their community.  There will be bouncing castles, games, face painting and much more.

Momentum is building to elect a federal government in October that will take leadership on child care and will come to the table with the provinces, territories and Indigenous communities, to build a national system that we can all afford and count on.

EVENT: We can’t vote yet, but you can! Vote Child Care 2015

DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2015

TIME: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PLACE: Place 1604 (next to the Dieppe Market)

Background facts:

•          Only 1 in 5 children who need child care has access to a regulated space.

•          Child care is the second highest household expense for Canadian families.

•          Every dollar invested in child brings two dollars of economic growth.

Vote Child Care 2015 is an initiative of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC), a non-partisan, non-profit organization with representatives from across Canada, dedicated to promoting a publicly funded, inclusive, quality, non-profit child care system.

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Sébastien Bezeau, Regional Political Communications Officer, PSAC, (cell) 902.266.8589