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“Serving on Council as an elected member is a transformational experience. Consider running! It helped me to explore deep and important topics of leadership within a regulatory frame which enables me to be an informed advocate and champion for the protection of the public interest. My experience has given me concrete tools and practices that will allow me to serve as an engaged leader and member of the ECE profession.”

– Kristine Parsons RECE
(District 6 – Central West Region)

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One of the benefits of being registered professionals is that RECEs have a say in the governance of their profession. Members in good standing can run for Council, or encourage a colleague to run, and vote in the election.

Vote in the Election

Voting is your opportunity to help choose the people who oversee the regulation of the profession. Between April 5th and April 20th, members in Districts 5 (Toronto Region) and District 7 (Hamilton / Niagara Region) will be able to cast their vote to elect members to the College’s Council.

Diversity is a key component of an effective Council, bringing together the unique experiences and perspectives needed to govern a profession as diverse as the children and families of Ontario.

Council members help build public trust and confidence in the profession. Through their work on committees, they oversee policy direction and make decisions related to entry to practice requirements, ethical and professional standards and professional misconduct, incompetence, and incapacity. All these decisions play a big part in shaping what RECEs do every day in their professional practice.

To find out more about the mandate of the College and the essential duties of a Council member, please review the Pre-election Preparation Module. This module was required viewing for all potential candidates.

Have your say in who helps to govern the profession: check your inbox, read over the biographies of the candidates running in your district, and cast your vote.

If you’re considering running for Council, this is what you need to know:

If you aren’t able to commit to running for Council, you can always encourage a colleague to run or vote for a candidate in your district.


Vote in the Election

Voting is your chance to help choose the people who oversee the regulation of your profession. When an election is taking place in your district, you will be notified by email.

Have your say in who helps to govern the profession: mark your calendar; check your inbox; and cast your vote!


Important Dates

December 15, 2021, Notice of Election
On April 20, 2022, members from the following Districts will elect new members to the Council of the College of Early Childhood Educators:

  • 5 – Toronto Region (3 Council members)
  • 7 – Hamilton / Niagara Region (1 Council member)

January 26, 2022
Nominations open. The College sends an email to all eligible members with a link to nomination materials.

March 1, 2022
Nominations close. The College must receive completed electronic nomination forms by 5:00 p.m. EST.

April 5, 2022
Voting opens. Eligible members will receive an email with instructions on how to cast their electronic ballot.

April 20, 2022
Voting closes. Members must cast their ballots by 5:00 p.m. EST.

June 1, 2022
Election results announced


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