Too many families are struggling to find child care. Others worry about the quality of care they have. Most of us are left patching together child care we can afford.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, friend, aunt or uncle, you have a story that shows why child care services need to be a priority for governments.
We would love to hear your story about why it is so important to rethink child care. Let us know how Canada’s child care situation is impacting you and your family. How are you coping? What supports do you wish you had? How would your life be different if you had these supports? Tell us your story using the form below, and if you can, record a short video (max 90 seconds). We promise to watch every submission, and we’ll share some of our favourites here.
How to record a Rethink Child Care Video:
What you will need:
A web cam, smartphone or a video camera of some sort. A Youtube account, so you can upload your video after recording it. You can also login to Youtube using a google account!
Tips for making a video people will watch:
Make sure you are not sitting in front of a light source like a window or a lamp. If you are back-lit, your face won’t be visible. Speaking from the heart is wonderful, but don’t be afraid to make a few notes of what you want to say before recording. Try to record in a quiet place, so your voice isn’t drowned out by background noise.
When you upload:
Make sure that the title of your video includes the phrase “Rethink Child Care”, so it is flagged for us as being part of the campaign. When you describe your video, feel free to put in as much detail as you like about your situation, to help others in a similar situation find your video by searching.
A note on accessibility:
If you take the time to transcribe your video, it will enable deaf people and those who are hard-of-hearing to see your video with captions. Please consider taking the extra time to do this.
That’s it! After you have posted your video, send us a link using this form. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!