Hundreds of children go missing in every year while leaving numerous parents and communities in grief and fear. According to statistics 35 % went missing from schools, youth centers, and other institutions. Since safety and security are the primary and most important public goods, and since it would be against moral values and principles of us as Ontarians and Canadians to neglect and disregard the disturbing trend of ...more »
While keeping kids safe is all fine and dandy, I feel like things are starting to go just a BIT overboard, particularly in our school system. For example, in my high school, if you are playing badminton in the gym, you're required to wear goggles of the sort you would wear in the wood shop, because god forbid someone gets a relatively slow moving (particularly at our level of play) blunt plastic birdie to the eye. Additionally, ...more »
The Provincial Government has demonstrate interested in programs for our children 0 - 6. In the past years, the focus ended up in the full-day kindergarten (4 - 6 years old) and programs like the Ontario Early Years Centre can't attend the demand for families of children, manly 0 - 4 year olds. Limited subsidized daycare spots, not enough OEYC's/spots (people being turned away due to capacity). What are the options ...more »
Studies have proven the benefits of early education to children, families, and the economy. Thousands of families are waiting to find childcare spaces, and when they can find a space, they are paying $45 a day, per child! And in a city, the waitlist for subsidy is often longer than it is needed for-3 or 4 years! Other studies also say the first 5 years of a child's life are THE most important to development. Why then ...more »
Ontario's children cannot count on our Conservative federal government for adequate protection of their rights: "The federal government's tough-on-crime agenda is "excessively punitive" for youth and is a step backwards for Canada's child rights record, says a United Nations group. "The UN committee on the rights of the child has finished a 10-year review of how Canada treats its children and how well governments are ...more »
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All day junior kindergarten should be available as soon as possible for all families who want it.
Provide small and medium sized businesses and large corporations varying levels of a tax credit when at least 50% of their employees can choose to telework at least 1 full day a week. 1) This will be especially beneficial for smaller businesses and start ups and may encourage increased hiring. 2) Telework will ease the demands on our physical infrastructure and traffic/transit problems in places like Toronto. It is ...more »
You deserve equality. We have a fabulous law to protect equality for people of all colours, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, nationalities, etc.: The Ontario Human Rights Code. Most people don't even know about the law and most organizations don't follow it. I suggest that we… Create a series of public service announcements to educate people about the Code online & on TV. Require all organizations to ...more »
Choice of one's religion or faith should be up to an adult to decide for him/herself after the age of 21.
No adult, (parents included), should be allowed to pressure any child regarding his/her religious beliefs, and should be held criminally accountable for imposing, or trying to impose, their religious beliefs on a child.