About Us

Organization Statement

Our mission is to build and support a strong collective voice for early childhood educators (ECEs) so they can participate in and influence positive change that benefits ECEs, children, families, and communities.

We are dedicated to ensuring First Nation, Inuit, Métis and Afro-Indigenous educators are positioned to lead the resurgence of Indigenous communities. 

Our work explicitly aims to be anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and inclusive to honour and acknowledge the diverse perspectives and gifts of our community members.

We intentionally acknowledge the unique barriers unrecognized and underserved communities face. Supporting these communities to be architects of the sector is critical to developing a truly inclusive child care system.

AECEO Provincial Office Staff


Alana Powell RECE
Executive Director

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Erin Filby RECE
Community Organizer:
Decent Work Campaign

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Sue Parker
Office Administrator &
Membership Coordinator

416-487-3157 ext.27
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Safra Najeemudeen RECE
Professional Learning Coordinator:
Building Leadership and Learning Communities Project 


 Amber Straker RECE
Project Coordinator:
Building Leadership and Learning Communities Project

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Jess Tomas RECE
Community Organizer:
Building Leadership and Learning Communities Project 

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Patrícia Borges Nogueira RECE   Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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                Rachel Neville RECE                   Community Outreach Administrator

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College of ECE & AECEO