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AECEO's Task Force Launches Decent Work Charter and Workforce Strategy Recommendations 

We are calling on early childhood employers/organizations/groups to endorse the Ontario Early Childhood Sector Decent Work Charter

The Decent Work Task Force calls for $25/hr minimum for all RECEs in Ontario. Read the full recommendations report, Transforming Work in Ontario's Early Years and Child Care Sector

Individuals who want to support the campaign can add their name to the online pledge here

Check out the Campaign Tool Kit to support local communities and their members as they engage in campaign actions.



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    Share your Story - Carolyn Ferns

    SYCCS_Launch-2.pngThe child care story project is an important part of the AECEO’s Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign. Our goal is to collect and share stories from across the province to highlight the need for quality affordable early years and child care programs where registered early childhood educators and staff are well supported with professional pay and decent work

    Our first video is from Carolyn Ferns.  Carolyn first started her career as an ECE working in an infant/toddler room when she realized that there was an overwhelming amount of families unable to afford licensed child care and that the ECE profession was extremely underpaid.  Carolyn then decided to return to school to further her career in ECE research so that she could make a change.  

    Everyone has a child care story to share: we are asking RECEs, early years staff, parents, children and community members to share their child care stories in support of the AECEO’s Professional Pay & Decent Work campaign. 

    You can send your completed story to and/or share on social media and be sure to tag the AECEO and your MPP along with Minister Indira Naidoo-Harris @MPPIndiraNH and Premier Kathleen Wynne @Kathleen_Wynne 

    More tips on how to Share your Story

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    What does a PC majority government mean for Early Childhood Educators and staff in Ontario?

    With a PC majority we will continue building an ECE led movement across Ontario. We are going to work harder, work smarter and organize more ECEs to build power for change. The Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario will continue building a strong collective voice for all early childhood educators, who are the heart of our communities.

    With more than 55,000 registered early childhood educators in Ontario, we can make a difference when we come together. Please, join or renew your membership with the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario so that we can continue our important work of supporting all ECEs in the province.  

    As we move forward don’t let anyone tell you that what we do is not valuable or important, that care is not education, that we can’t afford to invest in our children or that early childhood educators don’t deserve better wages and greater professional recognition.

    As we continue to build ECE Power please check out our Campaign Toolkit - we plan to keep our toolkit current with new resources for ECEs who want to get involved. 


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    We Need YOU!

    $5,086.11 raised
    GOAL: $10,000.00

    The AECEO launched the Professional Pay for Professional Work campaign last year and we need your support to help build the momentum we have already started.  We want to visit as many communities as possible to engage ECE professionals, employers and local government in discussions on improving ECE wages. 

    This will only be possible with your help. 

    Click here for more information on our Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign

    If you would like to send in your donation by mail, please download the donation form here


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