“Family” by Christina McKay (2017) of OMAZINIBII’IGEG Artist Collective (Children of the Earth High School).


Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC)
National Conference

Thursday at Victoria Inn
Evening Reception
Keynote: Dr. Niigaan Sinclair

Friday at Amber Trails School
Full Day Conference
Keynote: Monique Gray Smith

Saturday at Victoria Inn AM
Conference & CAYC AGM
Keynote: Sonya Ballantyne

This conference is for educators,
caregivers, researchers and those
interested in the education and care of
children. It will reflect contemporary
views of children as competent and
capable; current research that promotes
the well-being of children; and rich and
varied practices occurring in childcare
centres, schools and educational sites.


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NOTICE of Electronic AGM

NOTICE of Electronic AGM
Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset
Vancouver (Canada - British Columbia) Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00:00 am PDT UTC-7 hours
Edmonton (Canada - Alberta) Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00:00 am MDT UTC-6 hours
Regina (Canada - Saskatchewan) Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00:00 am CST UTC-6 hours
Winnipeg (Canada - Manitoba) Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00:00 am CDT UTC-5 hours
Toronto (Canada - Ontario) Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:00:00 noon EDT UTC-4 hours
Montréal (Canada - Quebec) Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:00:00 noon EDT UTC-4 hours
Halifax (Canada - Nova Scotia) Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00:00 pm ADT UTC-3 hours
St. John's (Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador) Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:30:00 pm NDT
Please email membership and request the login information for the ZOOM meeting if you plan to attend.
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CAYC National Conference

Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC)

National Conference
April 30- May 2, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba  

The year 2020 is the 150th Anniversary of Louis Riel negotiating the entry of Manitoba into the Confederacy of Canada, and as we mark this historic milestone for Manitoba, we do so with humility and in recognition of this era of truth and reconciliation.

Please consider presenting and attending! We will be planning sessions for educators, early childhood educators, educational leaders and faculty members.

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Perspectives on Curriculum Frameworks

2018 CAYC National Conference

Co-sponsored by NorQuest College and the Early Childhood Educators Faculty Forum

Registration is now live on Eventbrite at:

Dates: April 27-29, 2018
Location: NorQuest College, Edmonton Alberta
Target audiences: CAYC members
Early Childhood faculty
Frontline educators
Researchers and Academics

Draft schedule:

Friday April 27
4:00-6:00 Tours of NorQuest ELCC Labs and Child Care Centre
6:00-9:30 Opening Reception
- Welcome
- Keynote
- Cash bar and nibblies

Saturday April 28
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30- 10:00 Keynote
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Workshops/ Presentations
12:00-1:00 Lunch / CAYC AGM
1:00-2:30 Workshops/ Presentations
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Panel

Sunday April 29
9:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:00 Keynote

Please find attached the conference information for the CAYC, NorQuest College and ECEFF National Conference to be held in Edmonton April 27-29.

The conference hotel is the Coast Edmonton Plaza.

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Announcement of 2017 Annual General Meeting Saturday May 27, 2017

The Canadian Association for Young Children Hereby Gives Notice of its Annual General Meeting. Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 9:00 am (PDT) via teleconference All members in good standing are invited participate. For clarity, meeting times across the country for the AGM: 9:00 am BC/Yukon, 10:00 am AB/ SK, 11:00 am MB, Noon ON/QUE and 1:00 Atlantic Canada, 1:30 NFLD. Teleconference number for this meeting will be: 1-800-801-6404 with the pass-code: 840751#.