“Serving on Council as an elected member has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. Being a Council member has supported me in my career as a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I have gained new leadership skills, built professional relationships with other RECEs across the province and shared experiences with my colleagues. It has allowed me to grow in many areas as an RECE. If you are interested in learning more about how our profession is regulated, please consider running for Council in your district.”
— Kim Cole, RECE
(District 7 – Hamilton/Niagara Region)
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.
Run for Council
Serving on Council is an exceptional opportunity to build public trust and confidence in the profession. Council members can share their professional experience, gain new leadership skills and connect with RECEs across the province. 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 of these decisions play a big part in shaping what RECEs do, every day, in their professional practice.
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.
If you’re considering running for Council, this is what you need to do:
- Confirm that you are in one of the districts up for election.
- Commit to the time required to fulfill your Council duties.
- Check the eligibility requirements.
- Review the Pre-Election Preparation Module.
- Complete the Nomination Form
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.
December 13, 2023, Notice of Election
On April 17, 2024, members from the following Districts will elect new members to the Council of the College of Early Childhood Educators:
- 3 – South East Region (1 Council member)
- 4 – Central East Region (2 Council members)
- 8 – South West Region (2 Council member)
December 13, 2023
Nominations open. The College sends an email to all eligible members with a link to nomination materials.
January 17, 2024
Nominations close. The College must receive completed electronic nomination forms by 4:00 p.m. EST.
April 3, 2024
Voting opens. Eligible members will receive an email with instructions on how to cast their electronic ballot.
April 17, 2024
Voting closes. Members must cast their ballots by 4:00 p.m. EST.
Election Results announced.
416 961-8558 or toll-free: 1 888-961-8558 (select option 5 to reach the Office of the Registrar)