CAYC Statement

The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC) exists to provide a critical voice on issues related to childhood and children. CAYC joins a multitude of voices and organizations in actively refusing decades of systemic injustice and oppressions that continue to operate on the lands now known as Canada. CAYC stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, on whose lands the nation state of Canada is built. We recognize that children are not equally positioned, and many live precarious lives confronting racism and oppression. Acknowledging that we function within educational institutions that are built on systemic racism, CAYC unites with educators, caregivers, families, students, researchers, policy-makers, and others toward disrupting inequities.
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Notice of AGM 2020


2020 Annual General Meeting - MAY 2 2020

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 AGM has moved to be a virtual meeting. We have not changed the date, but have changed the time to allow for coast to coast participation. If you wish to join the AGM, please email and provide your name and email address so we can send you the details.

  • 9:00 BC/ Yukon
  • 10:00 AB/SK
  • 11:00 MB
  • 12:00 ON/QUE
  • 1:00 Maritimes
  • 1:30 NL

Notice of election:

We are looking for members to represent the following provinces:

  • Quebec
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island

If you are an interested member from these provinces, please contact Becky Kelley at and include the following information by April 1, 2020:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Province
  • How long have you been a CAYC member?
  • Why would you like to join the CAYC board?
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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#.