The Professional Pay & Decent Work forums provide a positive and engaging space for all – no matter where you work in the child care sector. The forums aim to increase dialogue and broaden understandings of decent work in the early childhood sector. Participants attending the forum should expect engaging conversations, networking and organizing, useful resources and skill building opportunities so that we can all take on a leadership role within the movement for professional pay and decent work.
Here's what people are saying about our forums...
"Whatever it takes. I'm 100% on board." - RECE Kingston
"I wanted to hear what is being done to further our cause and to find out what part we can play in educating parents and the general public about the profession" - RECE Brantford
"How do small centres stay viable but also competitive in salary/pay when parent fees continue to increase and public funding continues to decrease?" - RECE Kingston
Coming to a Community near you this year!
Ottawa - September 17th - Provincial Conference
The overarching goal of this campaign is to address the long-standing issue of low and inequitable compensation for early childhood educators (ECEs) in Ontario. We are calling on the government to fund professional pay for all ECEs in Ontario regardless of where they work. Professional pay should reflect ECEs’ specialized training, the value of their work and their participation in continuous professional learning.
No ECE should have to work for less than a professional wage and all ECEs should be recognized for their professional qualifications and practice.
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For more information on the campaign please see http://www.aeceo.ca/professional_pay_for_professional_work