Event Postponed

We regretfully must postpone the upcoming event Child Care Matters to Everyone in Windsor. We  sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. We were very much looking forward to working with your community and are planning a similar event  in the Windsor area as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario and Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care


This one-day conference is presented by the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care and the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and St. Clair College.

Do you want to take action to inspire and engage your community and build local networks to advocate for licenced child care and the importance of early childhood educators?  Would you like to build or enhance your leadership skills while participating in critical dialogue and action based workshops on creating change?  The Child Care Matters to Everyone conference will do just that.

Child care really does matter to everyone and this one-day conference invites educators, service providers, parents, students, policy makers and concerned citizens to come together and discuss its importance from a variety of perspectives. The day will draw on the strengths of the community to build relationships and identify how we can work together to create the change we need for child care.

The morning will feature local leaders from different sectors to discuss why child care matters to everyone, followed by an opportunity to engage in dialogue around our individual experiences and concerns with child care. In the afternoon participants will choose from a selection of action-based workshops.

Panelists will include:

Adam Vasey- Director Pathway To Potential
Lawyer, social worker and community advocat.

Sherry Campeau- Treasurer Bloomfield house
ARTS-REHAB Program Leader, Living Through the Arts Windsor
The Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning

Faith Hale- Executive Director of Ska'na Family Learning Centre

Lina Brunone- Ontario Elementary Catholic Teacher
Chair OECTA Status of Women
Chair WECDSB Status of Women

The following workshops are confirmed:

  • Answering Tough Questions about Child Care

“Why should I pay for other people’s children?” “Isn’t a national child care program too expensive?”  This workshop focuses on answering questions and challenging the arguments against investment in child care. We will practice effectively crafting our messages to change the minds of our opponents and build broader support for the value of child care.

  • Making Change with Little to No Resources

This workshop centers on the difficulties many people face when wanting to create change with little time and fewer resources.  What can we do when we work long hours, have obligations, families and careers? How can we make change when we are just a few voices, with little support, few resources and limited access? We will explore a variety of tools and tricks that will help build awareness, support and a following for your cause.

  • Finding your voice: Using Your Personal Story to Advocate for Change

Many people are hesitant to participate in advocacy because they feel that they do not have the knowledge or experience to be an effective advocate or talk about the ‘big’ issues. In this workshop we will discuss and practice advocacy strategies that use the strength of our personal stories to advocate for change in our communities and to decision makers.

Additional workshops may be available at the time of the event.  Registration for afternoon workshops will be on a first come first served basis at the time of morning registration.

Saturday May 23, 2015
St. Clair College, Windsor, ON
2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, ON N9A 6S4
9:00am - 3:00pm
AECEO/OCBCC Members $18  Non Members $20  Students/Unwaged $15


Your registration fee covers the cost of lunch and materials.

If finances are a barrier to your participation please contact [email protected]









May 23, 2015 at 12:00pm - 6pm
St. Clair College
Lena DaCosta · · 4164873157 ext. 22