The RisingOaks Early Learning Board of Directors has affirmed support for universally accessible, high quality, non-profit, regulated child care that is affordable for families and includes professional pay and decent work for educators.

As part of this mandate, we'll share information on advocacy campaigns that are working towards that goal.

RisingOaks' Government Relations

Current Issues


Meeting Summaries

  • 2023-03-23 Meeting | Topics: Immigration supports for ECEs, Dual Credit Program, CWELCC Implementation and Expansion

Submissions to Government


Parent Advocacy: Lend your Voice
As a parent, your voice, and perspective during the transformation of our child care system is important. Parents are invited to contact their local Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to discuss these important issues.
MPP Contact Information:


Advocacy Associations and Campaigns

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO)

The AECEO is the professional association for ECEs and its primary purpose is to advocate for respect, recognition and appropriate wages and working conditions for all ECEs.

Current projects

Child Care Now

Child Care Now is dedicated to advocating for a publicly funded, inclusive, quality, non-profit child care system. Our organization is non-profit, membership-based and regionally representative.

Current projects

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)

Ontario’s central advocacy group for a universal early childhood education and care system. We want: low fees or no fees for parents; decent work and pay for educators; and an expansion of public and non-profit services.

Formed in 1981, the OCBCC is a member organization comprising local child care centres, national and provincial groups and individuals from all across Ontario. Our members are educators, parents, grandparents, centre directors and trade unionists.

Current projects