civic engagement

Building ECE Power for Change workshop - registration now open.

Event date: 
24 Feb 2018 - 7:30am

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Would you like to be part of a local Community of Practice working with the AECEO and our partners to build an ECE led movement for change in the early childhood sector? Join Olivia Chow and AECEO Coordinator Lyndsay Macdonald for our workshop Building ECE Power for Change!

This workshop will strengthen capacity of the Toronto Professional Pay and Decent Work Advocacy Community of Practice and provide further training and mentorship to both existing an new participants who want to be active in the movement.

Participants will learn:

- How to bring in more supporters and volunteers
- How to build and maintain an effective (and fun) team
- How to use your story to engage with politicians, political candidates and voters
- How to advocate for change in the early childhood sector during the upcoming provincial election

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About the AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign

Since 2013 the AECEO's Professional Pay & Decent Work Campaign has been successfully engaging and organizing hundreds of RECEs, early years staff, parents and community members in Ontario to advocate for all children and families to have access to quality affordable early years and child care programs where RECEs and staff are well-supported with professional pay and decent work. The overarching goal of this campaign is to build and sustain an ECE led movement for decent work. The campaign is a project funded by the Atkinson Foundation Decent Work Fund. Our project partners include the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), Institute for Change Leaders (ICL) and Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development.

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Women march on Toronto: Defining our future

Event date: 
20 Jan 2018 - 12:00am

Because we’re not done yet.

Across Turtle Island (North America) we continue to see a rise in acts of hate. On Saturday, January 20, join us for a march - Defining Our Future - to unite our communities in Toronto and discuss the future of our city, as imagined by young, local activists.

Speakers will be confirmed shortly.

We come together to recognize the steps that have been taken to make our city more inclusive but continue to resist the hate that threatens, demonizes and insults so many of us – Muslims, Jews, racialized people, Indigenous people, migrants and those with precarious or no legal status, members of the LGBTTQQ2SI communities, disabled people and women.

As we gather on the anniversary of a historical moment in time - that saw millions of people come together for the Women’s March to say no to hate and yes to justice – we must march on and help build the city and world we dream of.

We hope this march inspires you to take action and push for social change and equity for the most marginalized and oppressed among us.

All allies are welcome.

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As a resource, we have created an FAQ document.

Please note that an accessibility plan is a work in progress.

March route.

If you'd like to volunteer, please fill out this form

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Kavita Dogra
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