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.

Selection criteria

We will assess applicants on the basis of the selection criteria below.

We invite applicants to apply to the following streams:

  1. caregiver stream (for example, parents, grandparents, guardians)
  2. practitioner stream (for example, Early Childhood Educators, ELCC union representatives, licensed daycare operators)
  3. academic/advocate stream (for example, professors, researchers, foundation leaders, social actors)
  4. 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:

Other considerations:


ESDC’s goal is to achieve diversity in the Council’s representation. To assist, we will be asking questions about:

We encourage applications from members of various groups including, but not limited to:

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