Education: Colleges Support (CAAT-S)

We are Passionate Leaders! Celebrate Child Care Workers Today

October 24,  2012

Today, October 24, is Child Care and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. Every year the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care(OCBCC) and 9 Ontario and national unions co-sponsor this day.  This year, our annual award recognizes Ontario community colleges with on-campus child-care programs. CAAT Support Division represents Support Staff workers in 24 colleges in Ontario.  Local 557 Local President, Marilou Martin commented on the award:  “As the union representing workers in the college child care centres, we are proud to recognize the education, skills, dedication, passion and experience of our members”.  The first award for Excellence in ECE Education will be presented to George Brown College at a breakfast ceremony today and then to other community colleges throughout the coming months, including Centennial, Conestoga, Confederation, George Brown, Humber, Lambton, Sault, Seneca and Sheridan. The ten organizations proudly co-sponsoring this day are: CUPE, CAW, ETFO, USW, NUPGE, OCBCC, OFL, OPSEU, OSSTF, OECTA.  For further information, see the attached press release or call Andrea Calver at OCBCC, 416 434 8031.  Read Press Release .pdf


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