Want to know how you can help the Time to Attach initiative? Here we provide some of the ways in which you can contribute to the #TimeToAttach movement for extending parental leave benefits for adoptive parents, kin and customary caregivers. Our partners at Adopt4Life: Ontario’s Adoptive Parent Association have an ongoing awareness and advocacy campaign which you can take part in!
Write a Blog Post
Adopt4Life is accepting submissions for blog posts relating to our Time to Attach research. Blogs should highlight your thoughts about an additional category of EI benefits called “attachment benefits”, which would give children more time to attach. These can draw on your experiences as an adoptive parent, as an adoptee, as AdoptReady, or as a kin or customary caregiver. Blogs should be approximately 500 words and can be anonymous. Please send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions can be directed towards email@example.com. See Adopt4Life’s webpage for more details!
Follow, like, and Share our social media posts
Stay in the loop by following the social media accounts for Time to Attach and Adopt4Life. We regularly post updates, including blogs, links, and new ways you can get involved. You can also help raise awareness by liking and sharing our posts on your personal pages.
Contact your Member of Parliament
You can get involved as well by contact your member of parliament. Send them an email or contact their office to tell them how important an attachment leave would be to you and your family.
If you don’t know who your MP is, you can search via your postal code here.