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Who was Pat Schulz

Pat Schulz was a respected feminists within Toronto; working towards  accessible child care for all and campaigning for women’s rights.

After she passed away from cancer in 1984, her friends and family created the Pat Schulz Memorial Foundation in her honour.


In 1985, the Liberal government paved the way for increased childcare centres in Ontario. Pats friends, who managed the foundation, collaborated with the TDSB to develop a plan to create a childcare centre within it's current location inside the City Adult Learning Centre.

A key objective was to assist women who wished to return to school and who needed a safe and close environment for their children while they attended classes.

Pats friends and family felt that the childcare centre embodied the values and beliefs that Pat Schulz fought for.

The founding Board Members include Peter Tabuns (NDP education critic) Janet Davis (city councillor), Jane Bertrand (educator and associate author of the Mustard McCain reports) and Ev Mckee (retired City of Toronto Supervisor of Jesse Ketcham Child Care Centre).


“I think we’ve got to change the world. We can’t just change ourselves and somehow cope with it all.”

–Pat Schulz

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