Apply to become a member of the National Advisory Council on Early Learning and Child Care: Who is eligible
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- Employment and Social Development Canada
- Early Learning and Child Care
Step 2. Who is eligible
We invite individuals with experience in ELCC from a wide range of fields, who are interested in becoming a member of the National Advisory Council on ELCC, to submit their application by following the instructions provided.
Applicants must have knowledge and experience relating to ELCC in one of the streams listed within the selection criteria below to be considered.
We will assess applicants on the basis of the selection criteria below.
We invite applicants to apply to the following streams:
- caregiver stream (for example, parents, grandparents, guardians)
- practitioner stream (for example, Early Childhood Educators, ELCC union representatives, licensed daycare operators)
- academic/advocate stream (for example, professors, researchers, foundation leaders, social actors)
- co-chairperson stream
Individuals submitting an application must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected person as per the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Individuals submitting an application must be 18 years of age or older as of January 1, 2021.
We will be assessing applicants based on the general and stream specific selection criteria to which they are applying, which reflect the following:
- knowledge of issues within the ELCC sector in Canada
- experience and involvement in relevant ELCC-related projects or initiatives with focus on individual contributions and results
- ability to participate constructively in discussions about policy options, programs and services
- ability to work with partners, clients or stakeholders to build consensus and/or deliver on a shared product or project
- availability and willingness to commit to participating over the entire period of their appointment to the Council
- ability to communicate orally and/or in writing
- we consider experience working with Indigenous and racialized groups or representing diverse groups an asset
- we may contact applicants for further information as we evaluate their application
ESDC’s goal is to achieve diversity in the Council’s representation. To assist, we will be asking questions about:
- demographic profiles
- areas of residence, and
- fields of expertise
We encourage applications from members of various groups including, but not limited to:
- Black and other racialized communities
- members of LGBTQ2S+ communities
- Indigenous Peoples
- official language minority groups
- people living with disabilities
- other historically underrepresented communities
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