Board of Directors and Staff

NOTICE: OCBCC's 2015-2016 AGM will be held September 16th, 2016 at 1pm at the Marriot Ottawa, prior to the Shaping Our Future Conference. Members can email: to register to attend the AGM.

OCBCC's 2015 AGM was held September 24th, 2015 at 10am in Toronto. 

Board of Directors: The OCBCC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of dedicated volunteers from the early learning and child care sector around Ontario, as well as representatives of provincial organizations and trade unions.

President: Sheila Olan-MacLean: Compass Early Learning and Care, Peterborough
Vice President: Lucille Desjardins, Orillia
Treasurer: Carrie Lynn Poole-Cotnam, Canadian Union of Public Employees
Member-at-Large: Tracy Saarikoski: Teddy Bear Child Care, Sudbury

Noreen McChesney: AECEO
Lynn Carlson: Dryden & Kenora
Christina Gilligan, Toronto
Michel LaFlamme, Aladin Childcare Services à l'enfance, Ottawa
Chris Sbardella: Cornerstone Children’s Centre, Ottawa
Carrol Anne Sceviour: Ontario Federation of Labour
Janet Teibo: CUPE Local 2484, Toronto

Provincial Council: Our Board of Directors are drawn from our Provincial Council, a larger elected advisory body with representatives from regions across the Ontario. Our Council meets semi-annually and provides direction to the OCBCC.

Purpose: For a strong Provincial Coalition, we need broad regional representatives, beyond our 14 person Executive. We have a information and advisory network to:

 Have a network for communication across the Province;

  • Hear about what is happening in your region and help you with whatever information and resources you need;
  • Assist with leadership development;
  • Make it sustainable – you do not have to travel to participate.

We want to especially encourage people who attend local supervisors’ meetings to join the Council and be able to take that information to local meetings in your community. 

If you are interested in getting more involved with child care advocacy, the OCBCC Council is a great start!



Public Policy and Government Relations Coordinator: Carolyn Ferns

Membership and Administration Coordinator: Viktoria Bitto




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