• Early Childhood Education: A Foundation for a Fair and Productive Society

    When: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)

    Where: Delta Fredericton, Grand Ballroom AB, 225 Woodstock Road, Fredericton

    Early Childhood Education and care is a game-changer, playing multiple roles in promoting parents’ labour force participation, women’s equity, immigrant settlement, poverty reduction and economic development.

    Join the Honourable Margaret McCain and Scott McCain of the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation; Karen Grant of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce; and Craig Alexander of Deloitte Canada to hear why high quality early childhood education is so beneficial to the economy and laying a foundation to a fair and productive society.

  • University of New Brunswick Online Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education Launch

    When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.

    Where: University of New Brunswick, Faculty Lounge (Room 225), 2nd Floor, Marshal d’Avray Hall

    The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain and Dr. Sharon Wahl, Dean, Faculty of Education and colleagues, will celebrate the launch of the University of New Brunswick’s online Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education.

  • Canadian Mothercraft Society

    When: June 24, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Where: EY Canada, 100 Adelaide Street West, 40th floor, Toronto

    Scott McCain, board member of Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation will make opening remarks and participate on the panel.

  • Accounting for Quality in the Early Childhood Workforce

    When: June 17, 2019

    Where: George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, Ontario

    The Summer Institute is an annual collaboration between the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College and the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. The Institute strives to offer timely information to inform early childhood research, policy and practice. As Canada embarks on a new early years strategy, the Institute examines the importance of the early childhood workforce and the infrastructure necessary to support educators working in an increasingly challenging and diverse sector.

    Iram Siraj, Professor of Child Development and Education at the University of Oxford will present Fostering Effective Early Learning through Professional Development at the 16th annual Summer Institute. In addition to her keynote presentation, Professor Siraj will lead a workshop on Developing the whole child through movement play: Using the MOVERS guide to improve the quality of physical well-being.