Children’s Services will be hosting another Toronto Parent Summit later this month. Last year’s event gave us important insights into the issues, challenges and concerns of Toronto parents, as they relate to child care and services for children and families. The feedback is helping us develop the new Child Care Funding Model and the Children’s Services 2015-2019 Service Plan.
This year’s Parent Summit is another opportunity for families across the city to learn more about City services available to them, to express their issues and concerns, and to provide feedback on how we can make Toronto’s child care system better.
Parents will have the opportunity to participate in any one of three sessions:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
4 to 6 p.m. Information Fair
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Consultation session
Toronto City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 (2 locations)
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Consultation session
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
and Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
The City Hall Parent Summit includes an information fair prior to the session. Representatives from City divisions such as Toronto Children’s Services, Toronto Public Libraries, Toronto Public Health, along with community partners such as Middle Childhood Matters, will be on hand to talk to parents about great programs and services available to them and their children.
Toronto Children’s Services’ goal is to support Toronto’s child care sector by providing stability for child care providers, support for early childhood educators, accessibility for families, and quality care for children at every stage of their development. Separate events will be held in the new year for child care providers.
Parents can register online at http://toronto.ca/parentsummit or by calling 311 no later than November 18, 2014. Child care as well as translation and assistive services are available upon request during registration for the session.