Members in Districts 5 and 7 have elected four RECEs to Council for a three-year term. As members of the 24-person Council governing the College, they will oversee policy development and make decisions related to entry to practice requirements, ethical and professional standards, professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity.
Please join the College in congratulating its four new Council members and in thanking all members who participated in this year’s election.
Tricia Doyle – District 5
Tricia Doyle is an Assistant Manager at CMAS where she focuses on developing and monitoring the standards of childcare for immigrant and refugee children across Canada. “The work of the College is vital to upholding the professionalism of those who work so diligently in the field. As someone committed to quality early childhood education for all, I am excited to bring my diverse experience and perspective to Council.”
Paul Jackson – District 5
Paul Jackson is a Child and Family Programs Supervisor for the Massey Centre for Women. He has experience working in a variety of early childhood settings including community-based child care, mental health organizations and newcomer programs, as well as in daycares, kindergarten and Ontario Early Years Centres. Paul is passionate about making positive changes in the lives of all children as he continues to consult and mentor in his workshops. He is looking forward to this new challenge as a Council member. “Thank you for your support and confidence in electing me to Council.”
Cecile Kim – District 5
Cecile Kim teaches Continuing Education at George Brown College and works at their Nelson Mandela Child Care Centre. She has also worked and volunteered overseas with a number of international teams and organizations. “I believe that early childhood educators are crucial for our society and child development. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members to bring excellence to the field.”
Kim Cole – District 7
Kim Cole is the Executive Director of A Child’s World Family Child Care Services of Niagara. Throughout her career, she has supported early childhood educators, children and families in different leadership roles – as program coordinator, administrator, supervisor, mentor and board member. “I believe in learning each and every day. Through this shared learning together on Council, I hope to enrich the lives of others and the early years community.”
The College is divided into eight electoral districts, or geographic regions, across the province. Elections are held every year in different districts, and each district elects a specific number of members to Council. More information about Council elections is available on the College’s website.