Monday October 28th — For many BC parents, child care fees are too high and quality spaces are hard to find. The financial stress and worry over children’s well-being can be devastating. Women Transforming Cities and the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC partnered to host an evening of discussion exploring solutions to the childcare crisis at the Prado Café, 1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver.
Sharon Gregson – $10/day Child Care Plan
She was twice elected a Trustee to the Vancouver Board of Education. She is also a Director of Child & Family Development Services at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society in East Vancouver. She is an outspoken advocate municipally, provincially and federally, for quality child care services.
Lynell Anderson, B. Comm., C.G.A. – Generation Squeeze Campaign
Lynell has been involved in the child care movement for more than 20 years. As a child care parent, she began her volunteer work as Treasurer of SFU Childcare Society, and was subsequently involved in various capacities with the Society. In her work life, Lynell works as a researcher, financial analyst and instructor for various organizations.
Susan Harney – Child Care is a Right
Susan has been an active member of the Coalition for more years than she can remember. For over 25 years she worked front line with children and families in a variety of settings and programs. She was also an ECE instructor for many years. In February 2012, she presented to the United Nations committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work on the CCCABC Board focuses on rights of women and children and participating in women’s coalitions on behalf of CCCABC.