Professional Pay and Decent Work Action page!
The AECEO and our Task Force present the Ontario Early Childhood Sector Decent Work Charter.
The AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign has been successfully engaging and organizing hundreds of RECEs, early years staff, parents and community members across Ontario to advocate for quality affordable early years and child care programs where RECEs and staff are well supported with professional pay and decent work.
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. Below are some ways you can participate in the Week of Action!! We will keep you posted as week of action events develop across the province!
The Ontario Early Childhood Sector Decent Work Charter has been developed by the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) Decent Work Taskforce as one of the components to mobilizing a collective effort to achieve greater recognition and improved compensation and working conditions for those employed in the sector.
We've created a Campaign Tool Kit to support local communities and their members as they engage in campaign actions.
Here are other campaign activities you can take part in..
PLEDGE CARD CANVASING
Pledge cards are a way for people to support and join the AECEO’s Professional Pay and Decent Work Campaign. They are also a way for local groups to recruit new campaign supporters and to engage their community members in conversation about the importance of improved wages and working conditions for RECEs and early years staff. You can use the online version of the pledge card or order the pledge cards in full-colour (they're the same pledge).
Pledge cards can be used for:
- tables at community events
- door-to-door canvassing for campaign supporters
- group canvassing at local coffee shops, malls and farmers markets
- engaging with early years and child care programs to engage parents and staff
Order full-colour pledge cards for your next CoP, workshop, staff meeting or community event! Local Professional Pay CoPs and others can order pledge cards to support local actions and to build support for the AECEO's campaign!
Please complete the order form by October 16th to ensure a timely delivery for the week of action.
SHARE YOUR STORY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Lyndsay MacDonald has created this how-to-share-your-story video for ECEs and anyone who wants to be part of our professional pay & decent work campaign.
Our Campaign Took Kit was created to support local Professional Pay Communities of Practice, early years and child care programs, individual RECEs/staff/parents and ECE students as they engage in campaign actions.