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Put Ontario Kids First!
Full public funding and delivery of children’s services now!
The McGuinty government should put Ontario’s kids first. That means full public funding and delivery of children’s services. Right now Children’s Aid Society and children’s mental health programs aren’t gettting the money they need to deliver legislated services.
At the same time, the Pascal Report – which recommended publicly funded and delivered, universal early learning programs for children – isn’t being fully implemented. Instead the McGuinty Liberals are only implementing services for 4 and 5 year-olds, while programs for younger kids are closing due to lack of funding.
Support for the McGuinty Early Learning plan is widespread, but the plan doesnt go far enough. Local school boards , who are expected to implement it, have all kinds of unanswered questions and concerns about funding shortfalls.
Premier McGuinty needs to deliver adequate funding for Children’s Aid, mental health services AND fully fund all of Pascal’s recommendations.
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Tell your MPP to put Ontario Kids First.
Ontario Kids First: Learn More
CUPE Ontario pre-budget submission
CUPE Ontario on the Pascal Report
Ontario Kids First: Take Action!
Call your MPP. Tell them “I want adequate public funding and delivery of children’s programs immediately.”
Call or write Finance Minister Dwight Duncan:
Windsor Constituency office:
Queen’s Park office:
For more information on putting Ontario Kids First, read the following topics:
Early Learning Child Care Children’s Aid