How to Organize for Child Care in an Election

The 2019 federal election campaign is underway. This toolkit gives you everything you need to engage your community and candidates on the issue of child care.

A diverse group of national, provincial/territorial and local groups have created the Affordable Child Care for All Plan,  which sets out what the federal government can to buildthe child care system Canada needs.

The 2019 federal election is a great opportunity to win the political support of Canada’s next Parliament for this plan.


How to Use this Toolkit

Read through the various ways you can engage candidates and your community and choose the methods that work best for you.

Whether you engage your community by going door-to-door or hand out information at a farmer’s market or meet with candidates about child care, you will have an impact on both the voters and the candidates.

Toolkit Contents

Community Engagement
Town Hall Meeting
Using Social Media
Meet with Election 2019 Candidates
    – Speaking points and Letters: What to say to your candidate
    – All-Candidates’ meeting/debate questions
    – Candidate Meeting Checklist
    – Candidate Meeting Report Form
    – Host a candidate visit to a child care centre
Key messages about child care
The Affordable Child Care for All Plan
Petition (Printable PDF)
Child care champion signs (English / French)
Vote for Child Care leaflet (Printable PDF)
Affordable Child Care Infographic (PDF) (JPG)
Child Care Platform Comparison (PDF)

Download full Toolkit (8 MB PDF)