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

We've also created a Campaign Tool Kit to support local communities and their members as they engage in campaign actions.

Visit our Campaign Action page for more information

New Campaign Video:
Decent Work in Early Years and Child Care
This video answers the questions: What is decent work? How does decent work impact early childhood educator practice? How can early childhood educators join the movement for decent work in Ontario?

This video features prominent leaders from community organizations that are advocating for equal pay and decent work for all early childhood educators and worker's in Ontario, including the AECEO, Equal Pay Coalition, the Atkinson Centre, and the Workers Action Centre.

Early childhood educators, staff, parents, children and community members can work together to shape the future of Ontario’s early years and child care system.


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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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    A Call to Action: Tweet/post to decision makers

    Follow the AECEO on social media - Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.  To make an impact, we need to go viral in the lead up to the Ontario Budget and we need your help

    On the following dates share these messages on Facebook and Twitter, or retweet and share AECEO's posts. 

    Today  tweet/post

    We're expecting to see $600M in #ONBudget2018 as a down payment on the affordability of child care parents need @SousaCharles @Kathleen_Wynne @Indira_NH #affordable #childcarenow #ONpoli 

    On Thursday March 22nd tweet/post

    #ECE professionals need to see a commitment of $375M in #ONBudget2018 to establish a province-wide wage grid with a $25/hr minimum for ECEs - they deserve it @SousaCharles @Kathleen_Wynne @Indira_NH #professionalpay #DecentWork #ChildCareNow #ONpoli

    On Monday March 26th tweet/post

    Affordable, quality #childcare is key to closing the gender-wage gap in Ontario. We are expecting to see a commitment for publicly funded early years and childcare so that all women can enter the workforce @SousaCharles @Kathleen_Wynne @Indira_NH #ChildCareNow #ONpoli #EqualPay

    On Wednesday March 28th tweet/post

    Parents, families and educators are expecting big things for #earlyyears and #childcare in #ONBudget2018 @SousaCharles @Kathleen_Wynne @Indira_NH #ChildCareNow #ONpoli

    Let's tell government that we expect an investment that will bring tangible benefits for families and Early Childhood Educator professionals. 

    Thanks again for your ongoing support. Look for more calls to action this week!   

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    We Need YOU!

    $4,496.11 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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