This paper by long-time child care advocate and policy expert Julie Mathien documents the roots of modern child care policy in Canada through the lens of Campus Community Co-operative Day Care Centre (CCCDCC) at the University of Toronto. The paper describes the rise of community-based child care in Canada, the first wave of child care advocacy and the 1960s context of progressive political activism. It was written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Campus Co-op, founded by Toronto feminists in 1969.
Lisa Pasolli is a historian of 20th century Canada with specialties in the history of social policy, women and gender, and the politics of child care. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Queen's University. To read more about Lisa visit her website.
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