Date: October 22, 2022
Cost: No cost for this conference
Location: BMO Training Centre
3550 Pharmacy Ave,
Scarborough, ON M1W 3Z3
Date: Novemebr 12, 2022- REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
Location: Old Mill - 21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, Ontario M8X 1G5
This conference is open to all Educators who work in Licensed Child Care programs, Licensed Home Child Care and EarlyON Programs. Educators will be able to select one of two dates to attend - October 22 or November 12, 2022.
It has been a difficult few years and we want to celebrate and recognize the amazing work of Educators; the conference theme is about celebration, recognition and valuing the work of the sector. The conference will focus on Indigenous World Views, Anti-Black Racism, 2SLGBTQ+ and Educator Well-being.
This opportunity is funded in partnership with the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada under the new Canada-Ontario Early Childhood Workforce Agreement, which provides one-time federal funding to support the retention and recruitment of a high-quality child care and early years workforce.
In order to register you need to work in Toronto in one of the following roles:
Program staff in a licensed child care centre or EarlyON program
Home Child Care Consultant/Visitor or Provider in a licensed Home Child Care Agency
Program supervisor/Director of a licensed child care program, home child care or EarlyON program
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Sarain Fox is a Canadian Anishinaabe activist, broadcaster and filmmaker. A storyteller at heart, Sarain combines various mediums to amplify the voices of her people in hopes of creating meaningful dialogue between Indigenous and settler communities. Sarain has built her career at the cross-section of activism and media. Her mother and great aunt are the oral record keepers of the family. They have passed down ancient teachings from generations of knowledge-keepers and have raised her to be proud of her Indigenous roots. As a result, Sarain has become a powerful and vibrant voice for the Indigenous community.
In 2020 she founded Land Back Studios a production company focused on authentic storytelling in new-media, television and film. She is most noted for her 2020 documentary film Inendi, for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program, and currently runs on CBC GEM.
You’ve seen Sarain in the larger than life billboards & videos for Sephora’s ‘We Belong to Something Beautiful’ initiative, or as the host for APTN’s Future History & Viceland’s RISE. As an Indigenous Entrepreneur, AMEX Canada partnered with Sarain for the launch of their Blueprint campaign to support BIPOC Businesses. As a brand ambassador, Sarain uses her platform to celebrate the immense knowledge and talent of Indigenous people, designers and brands. She has leant her voice to international brands such as Sephora, Canada Goose, Nike N7, and Manitobah Mukluks. Sarain sees each partnership and campaign as an opportunity to highlight her culture in the mainstream, share the stage with up-and-coming Indigenous talent and change the world for her people.
Sarain is also an ambassador for TreadRight Foundation (a non-profit focused on sustainable travel and cultural preservation) and sits on the board of directors of the Center for Biological Diversity.