early childhood education and care

Call for Nominations: The Canadian Child Care Federation’s Award for Excellence in Child Care

Event date: 
22 Mar 2017 - 12:00am to 15 Apr 2017 - 12:00am



Call for Nominations: The Canadian Child Care Federation’s Award for Excellence in Child Care

The Award

The Canadian Child Care Federation’s Award for Excellence in Child Care honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of early learning and child care.

The award will recognize achievements in the following areas:

  • Caregiving      
  • New Initiatives      
  • Quality       
  • Research        
  • Education      
  • Policy      
  • Advocacy

The award is presented biennially. The recipient will be awarded a medallion for excellence.

Award Candidates

The Award for Excellence in Child Care recognizes accomplishments of individuals who work in all areas of child care, including those who work directly with children. Nominees must have given their time, talent and energy to enhance child care in Canada and have:

  • contributed to a higher quality of child care, locally, provincially or nationally
  • advocated on behalf of children, families or caregivers
  • made a recognized contribution to the profession
  • assumed a high level of responsibility
  • demonstrated commitment and creativity

Nominees do not need to be members of the Canadian Child Care Federation. Current members of the Board of Directors and Member Council are ineligible for nomination.

Nominations Procedure

A nomination for this award must be made by two or more current members of the Canadian Child Care Federation. There are no nomination forms. Individuals or organizations submitting a nomination must include the following:

  • letter(s) of recommendation by the two or more members making the nomination
  • the nominee’s full name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail
  • a clear statement of the nominee’s achievements & why she/he is being recommended for this award
  • a curriculum vitae, bio information and/or other supporting documentation relevant to the award

These documents should be sent electronically.

The Selection Committee is comprised of members of the Board of Directors and Member Council of the Canadian Child Care Federation. The criteria for selection includes: the length and degree of personal commitment; the impact of the nominee’s activities on children and/or the child care field; demonstrated creativity and innovation; and the ability to overcome difficulties.

Nominations must be received by April 15th, 2017. Submit nominations electronically to:

dgiesbrecht@cccf-fcsge.ca or by mail to:

Award Selection Committee

Canadian Child Care Federation

700 Industrial Ave., Suite 600

Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0Y9

Contact name: 
Don Giesbrecht
Contact phone: 
Phone: (613) 729-5289 ext 220

Building skills in early years and child care - Ottawa leadership training

CUPE Local 505 Training Hall
1505 Carling Ave
K1Z 7L9 Ottawa , ON
Event date: 
8 Apr 2017 - 12:00am to 9 Apr 2017 - 12:00am



We are partnering with long-time child and family advocate Olivia Chow and the Institute for Change Leaders to offer province-wide training sessions with the aim of connecting ECEs and early years staff with parents and engaged community members to strengthen our campaign for Professional Pay & Decent Work in early years and child care.  

This 2 day training session is an excellent opportunity for those working or studying in the early years and child care sector who are interested in taking up an active role in their communities and in our Professional Pay campaign. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to engage others, to become leaders in their work or school environments and to champion positive change in our sector.

The curriculum teaches emerging leaders how to:


  • Gain self confidence to tell your story/speak your mind to motivate others  
  • Recruit and retain members of your community/program to work towards a common goal
  • Build strong Communities of Practice (CoP) that foster leadership among ECEs, staff and parents
  • Strategize in a CoP setting and utilize tactics that build power and move decision makers
  • Have a strong social media presence


Participants will take away skills and knowledge that can be used to organize Communities of Practice (CoP) and promote leadership among teams in a variety of early years settings.

We have a limited amount of spots available to students currently enrolled in an ECE diploma or degree program. Click here to register as a student (available on a first come, first served basis) 

Lunch & refreshments will be provided for the 2 day session.  

Professional Learning certificates will also be provided to participants. 

-reprinted from the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario

Contact name: 
Lena Da Costa
Contact email: 

Early childhood education summit

Montreal Convention Centre
1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl
H2Z 1H5 Montreal , QC
Event date: 
4 May 2017 - 12:00am to 5 May 2017 - 12:00am


In the wake of the Commission on Early Childhood Education and its report, which was unveiled on February 21, the Association québécoise des CPE, in collaboration with the Institut du Nouveau Monde, invites you to attend the Summit on Early childhood education on 4 and 5 May.

The objective of the Summit is to follow up on the report of the Commission on Early Childhood Education. To do this, we want to bring together experts, organizations and associations from the fields of family, education, economy and health. It will provide an opportunity to discuss the findings and recommendations of the report and to identify the most promising consensus to pursue the objectives of family policy.

Your contribution to this exercise is essential since we all share a common goal: to promote equality of opportunity and optimal development of toddlers.

To know all the details about the Summit (program, cost, registration), visit sommetpetiteenfance.com  !