NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2020: Gakina Abinoojiiyag All of the Children CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC)

NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2020:

Gakina Abinoojiiyag
All of the Children

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

April 30, May 1 & May 2, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba

SUBMISSION DEADLINE for PROPOSALS: JUNE 14, 2019

Call for Proposals:

The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC) invites proposals for the National CAYC Conference to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 2020. We invite conference proposals that reflect the aims of CAYC and our conference theme, Gakina Abinoojiiyag. All of the Children.

The Canadian Association for Young Children, established in 1974, is the only national association specifically concerned with the well-being of children (birth through age nine), at home, in early learning settings, and at school. The aims of CAYC are to promote contemporary views of young children as competent and capable; and to share current research and practices that promote the well-being of children in early learning and childcare centres, schools, families, and communities.

Context:

Winnipeg, as host to the National Conference, is located on Treaty One territory— the original home of the Anishinaabeg, Ininewak and Anishinin peoples, and homeland of the Métis nation. Importantly, the year 2020 is the 150th Anniversary of Louis Riel negotiating the entry of Manitoba into the Confederacy of Canada. We recognize this moment of Truth and Reconciliation, and the complex and shared relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, alongside settlers and newcomers. CAYC is collaborating with a multitude of local partners to host this exciting national event.

Conference Theme: Gakina Abinoojiiyag. All of the Children.

With guidance from Elders, Barbara and Clarence Nepinak, this national conference must reflect all of the children: “Gakina Abinoojiiyag” (Kah kin nah Ah bin noo gee uk). Gakina Abinoojiiyag means thinking about children who have multiple and complex family situations; and the consideration of children’s parents and families—biological, foster, extended, and heart families. All of the children, means considering the importance, richness and complexity of diversity that all of our children bring to our world.

Conference Participants:

The CAYC National Conference participants will include early childhood educators, teachers, educational leaders, ECE Faculty, policy makers, parents, researchers, social workers, child support providers, clinicians, and community partners.

PROPOSAL Submissions:

CAYC is seeking proposals from educators, caregivers, researchers, health providers, community members, and others who educate and care for young children. Proposals can be made by completing and sending the attached Submission Form to the email provided by June 14, 2019. Proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee and volunteer reviewers for quality (reflective of CAYC’s aims), variety, and alignment with the conference theme. Presenters whose proposals are accepted will have their conference registration waived and will be invited to share in hospitality and conference events. (Presenters will not be remunerated nor be reimbursed for travel.) You will be notified of the outcome of your submission by August 23, 2019.

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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: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/perspectives-on-curriculum-frameworks-tickets-42771482656

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#.

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