Decent Work Communities of Practice


What are Communities of Practice?

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a regional or allied collective that acts as an extension of the provincial body and collaborates with the AECEO to provide access to the decent work and professional pay project across the province. These CoPs are self-determined learning groups that connect folks to supports, resources, and shared experiences to strengthen a unified early years workforce.

Communities in Action:

  • Introduce & sustain collaborative processes by connecting early years professionals and cultivating a safe & inclusive engagement culture
  • Generate new knowledge by sharing resources, critically examining existing structures, and inviting underrepresented perspectives
  • Pilot initiatives, and participate in other CoP initiatives, by maintaining a positive attunement to the capacity & motivation of members
  • Help organize to promote the recognition of the early years workforce in order to invoke policy development and increase membership

Engaging Early Years Professionals

By connecting people/ECEs from across the early years and child care sector, CoPs will grow their capacity for broadly inclusive decision making. The shared experience will serve to provide early years professionals the context to facilitate communication and information sharing. CoPs promote radical transparency and trust to foster accountability based on humanity and understanding as the catalyst to commitment.

Starting a CoP or getting involved with an existing CoP can be a meaningful and enriching Continuous Professional Learning activity for ECEs and early years staff in Ontario. The first step to creating a CoP is to structure a team of individuals who want to take action for change! 

If you are interested in joining a CoP please fill out the AECEO Community of Practice Interest Form.


Meet Our Community of Practice Leads

Connect to the AECEO Communities of Practice through social media! Give them follow for updates and info. If you are interested in joining a CoP please fill out the AECEO Community of Practice Interest Form.

Ruth-Ann Syrette
Sherry Lickers
ALL NATIONS
CIRCLE OF PRACTICE
What is the All Nations Circle of Practice?

Tammy Primeau McNabb
Camila Casas
STUDENT EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATORS OF ONTARIO

Tonja Armstrong-Mcinnis
Deirdra Joseph
Nicole Cummings-Morgan
COMMUNITY OF BLACK ECEs

 


Lisa Johnston
Thơ Nguyen

TORONTO

Lori Prospero
Christa O'Connor
WATERLOO REGION

Tracy Saarikoski
Adebola Adefioye
SUDBURY

 

Nidhi Menon
NEWCOMER SERVICES

Please email [email protected] for info.

Tanya Pye
PETERBOROUGH

Please email [email protected] for info.

Jessica Philips
LONDON

 

THUNDER BAY

Currently on hiatus,

stay tuned for updates

OTTAWA

Currently on hiatus,

stay tuned for updates

If you are interested in joining a CoP please fill out the AECEO Community of Practice Interest Form.



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