Your voice matters. It's tough to stress just how important it is for you, as an ECE, to support your provincial association and have a voice on issues of importance to you. We depend on the size and strength of our membership to allow us to engage, plan and advocate for system changes and further public investment in the ELCC sector.
The Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) is the country's largest non-profit, member-based early learning and child care organization. Established in 1987, it represents over 20 provincial and territorial organizations and 11,000 members in the field - including early learning and child care professionals, policy makers, academics, and parents! The CCCF has a vision to improve child care in Canada by supporting its members through advocating capacity building, building better practice, and providing networks and partnerships in the ultimate goal to support the healthy development of children.
All AECEA members receive a free membership to the CCCF.
Imagine Institute for Learning (formerly Early Childhood Development Support Services) is a professional development and support organization located in Edmonton, AB. The resources offered by the Institute enables programs to meet the diverse cultural and socioeconomic needs of both staff and families in their communities. They have partnered with AECEA to offer discounts on both their public workshops to individuals and on-site workshops by centre.
Econocoop is a cooperative organization established to maintain, solidify and create childcare spaces in Canada. Created in 2020, Econocoop members across Canada, in all provinces and territories. In total, these members bring together over 750 childcare services representing more than 50,000 children. Associate membership with AECEA gives child care programs free access to the Econocoop group buying platform and calculator.
The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) provides training and resources in the areas of counselling, mental health, and violence prevention. All training materials are developed through the lens of our core beliefs, including the importance of being culturally sensitive and trauma-informed. We are currently offering a 15% discount on our workshops to AECEA Professional and Student members. For details on workshops coming to Alberta, please go to CTRI Alberta Public Workshops.
We also offer training and resources through ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance. For information on ACHIEVE workshops coming to Alberta, please visit ACHIEVE Alberta Public Workshops. Professional and Student members of AECEA also qualify for a 15% discount on ACHIEVE workshops.
The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), is a project-based grant stream that supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations. AECEA was awarded a CIP grant in 2019 to create resources and videos on quality child care for parents, early childhood educators, and the general public.
Institute of Child Psychology (ICP) was founded to educate parents and professionals on issues pertaining to children’s mental health and to promote the psychological and emotional well-being of children and adolescents.
Its mission is to empower caregivers (i.e., parents, teachers, therapists, social workers, and psychologists) by giving them pertinent insights, skills, and tools necessary to help children thrive.
AECEA Professional and Student members receive a 30% discount on ICP's yearly membership.
The Co-operators Group Limited is a leading Canadian multi-line insurance and financial services co-operative with $41.7 billion in assets under management. You can save up to 40%* when you get an Auto or Home insurance quote. It’s quick and easy to get started. Get a quick Auto or Home insurance quote online, or call them at 1-800-387-1963.
Receive exceptional coverage and service, including:
Competitive, affordable rates
Personalized auto and home coverage for your unique needs
Exclusive member discounts and flexible payment options
24/7 claims and emergency services
Foster Park Brokers an NFP Company offers commercial insurance for groups and businesses in the early learning and child care industry in Alberta and was created for members of AECEA. Some of the coverages they offer are:
- Commercial General Liability
- Abuse Defence Liability
- Property Coverage
- Commercial Building
- Supplies and Equipment including outdoor play equipment
- Business Interruption
- Cyber Risk
- Errors & Omissions Liability
- Directors and Officers Liability
Contact Sheilagh Knapton and the Team for more information at:
Benefex Consulting Inc. a HUB International Company and AECEA have partnered to offer a benefit plan for professionals and associates working in child care programs. This plan is flexible and offers comprehensive health benefits in the hopes of fostering and retaining a qualified workforce. More information can be found here.
HRdownloads is built on the belief that HR is essential to the growth of any organization. Since 2008, they’ve helped make it clearer, painless, and faster to accomplish HR tasks. Basically, they’re your lifeline for all tasks people-related. They are an end-to-end solution that helps with the entire employee lifecycle, across industries A to Z, coast to coast. Investing in them is an investment in your human capital, and it’s a smart one. Associate members with AECEA can receive a discount of 10% on HRdownloads products.
Scholar's Choice has been serving customers across Canada for over 81 years. We are proud to be the oldest and largest distributor of educational toys, teaching materials and early childhood furniture in Canada. Family owned and operated by Scott and Cindy Webster who bring passion and commitment to everything the Scholar's brand touches with a vision to give every child a reason to love learning, so they can achieve their hopes and dreams.