By signing below you are showing support for the professional pay for professional work campaign and will receive updates! 

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.

For more information on the campaign please see http://www.aeceo.ca/professional_pay_for_professional_work


Who's signing

Janice Koopman
Kelly Austin
Mary Collins
Tracee Hamel
Comfort Kyei-Boateng
Jaime Cornelius
Melissa Sparks
LIz Jaroslow
kaye holmes
Cathy Wittmaier
Tammy Horton
Filomena Melo
Tammy OHara
Melissa Decker
Pat Moffatt
Nancy LeBlanc
Kim Challenger
lisa mariuz
Patricia Riddell-Laemers
Yvon Tranchemontagne
Stacey Macdonald
Chinell Watson
Ruth Treloar
Aislinn Marcus
Mary Macaulay
Sarah Cameron
10,000 signatures

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  • Janice Koopman
    signed 2015-05-02 17:34:31 -0400
  • Kelly Austin
    signed via 2015-05-01 19:55:30 -0400
  • Mary Collins
    signed 2015-05-01 08:00:03 -0400
    I have been a Family Provider, starting in 1997 and my biggest concern is that we Family Providers are not recognized for, yet meet for the most part, teaching of mixed ages, a broad and deep foundation, prior to K. This includes classroom rules like speaking in turn, standing in line, raising their hands to answer, using verbal manners such as “May I be excused?” And “Excuse me” to walk by. This also includes dressing, cleaning up after each activity etc.,.

    We repeatedly out perform Public Pre-K because we are paid on our own scale and are personally invested in our Classrooms since they are attached to our homes or are in our homes. We are more concerned with sanitizing and keeping kids clean because they pose a threat to our families also by being in our homes. We also have more flexibility in field trips etc.,.,Just a walk around the neighborhood is a field trip. To visit the puppy next door, the old lady and sing her a song! Many real life opportunities that have to be simulated in a Center for teaching.

    Mary Collins, Marys Little Lambs
  • Tracee Hamel
    signed 2015-04-30 11:53:23 -0400
  • Comfort Kyei-Boateng
    signed 2015-04-29 10:48:08 -0400
  • Jaime Cornelius
    signed 2015-04-29 08:50:34 -0400
  • Melissa Sparks
    signed 2015-04-28 13:10:58 -0400
  • LIz Jaroslow
    signed 2015-04-28 12:21:59 -0400
  • kaye holmes
    signed 2015-04-28 11:56:28 -0400
  • Cathy Wittmaier
    signed 2015-04-28 10:42:29 -0400
  • Tammy Horton
    signed 2015-04-28 10:30:48 -0400
  • Filomena Melo
    signed 2015-04-28 10:27:16 -0400
  • Tammy OHara
    signed 2015-04-28 10:16:34 -0400
  • Melissa Decker
    signed 2015-04-28 09:20:26 -0400
  • Pat Moffatt
    signed 2015-04-28 08:57:05 -0400
  • Nancy LeBlanc
    signed 2015-04-28 08:28:32 -0400
    I agree very strongly, I am an early childhood educator in the my province….I wish someday we can be recognized for the work that we do!!!!!
  • Kim Challenger
    signed 2015-04-28 08:13:38 -0400
  • lisa mariuz
    signed 2015-04-28 07:03:24 -0400
  • Patricia Riddell-Laemers
    signed 2015-04-28 06:49:54 -0400
  • Yvon Tranchemontagne
    signed 2015-04-27 17:38:39 -0400
  • Stacey Macdonald
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-27 12:24:50 -0400
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
  • Stacey Macdonald
    signed 2015-04-27 12:24:11 -0400
  • Chinell Watson
    signed 2015-04-27 11:53:27 -0400
  • Ruth Treloar
    signed 2015-04-26 13:05:04 -0400
  • Aislinn Marcus
    signed 2015-04-25 20:32:58 -0400
  • Mary Macaulay
    signed 2015-04-25 16:53:45 -0400
    As an ECE an working in the field over 25 years ….I love my job ….but with the rising cost and low wages ……I’m finding myself farther and farther in debt trying to raise a family and just survive in this Profession is getting harder ,,,,,,,,PROFESSIONAL PAY FOR PROFESSIONAL WORK.
  • Mary Macaulay
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-25 16:52:27 -0400
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
  • Mary Macaulay
    @marymacaulay123 tweeted link to this page. 2015-04-25 16:52:24 -0400
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign! http://www.aeceo.ca/sign_the_petition_for_professional_pay?recruiter_id=7101
  • Mary Macaulay
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-25 16:52:23 -0400
    I just signed the petition to support AECEO's Professional Pay for Professional Work Campaign!
  • Sarah Cameron
    signed 2015-04-25 13:46:38 -0400