Board and Council

OCBCC's 2018 AGM was held September 27th, 2018 at 10am in Toronto. 

2018-19 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.

2018-19 Executive Officers:

  • President: Sheila Olan-MacLean: Compass Early Learning and Care, Peterborough
  • Vice-President: Michel Laflamme, Service à l'enfance Aladin Childcare Services, Ottawa
  • Secretary: Christie Saikaly, Cornerstone Children’s Centre, Ottawa
  • Treasurer: Carrie Lynn Poole-Cotnam, CUPE Ontario
  • Member-at-large: Christina Gilligan, Toronto

2018-19 Board members:

  • Erin Filby, Toronto
  • Brooke Richardson, Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario
  • Rosemary Judd-Archer, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
  • Carrol Anne Sceviour, Ontario Federation of Labour
  • Kim Gilbert, CUPE Local 543, Windsor
  • Lynn Carlson, Kenora
  • Tracy Saarikoski, Discovery Early Learning & Care, Sudbury
  • Janet Teibo, Toronto
2018-19 Provincial Council: Our Board of Directors is drawn from our Provincial Advisory Council, a larger body of elected member representatives. Our Provincial Council meets twice annually and provides advice and direction to the OCBCC.




Association of Early Childhood Educators

Brooke Richardson / Laura Coulman

Canadian Federation of Students

Trina James

Canadian Federation of University Women

Wendy Taylor

Canadian Union of Public Employees

Carrie Lynn Poole-Cotnam

Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario

Phyllis Hession-White 

Ontario Campaign 2000

Fatima Altaf

Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association

Cheryl Fullerton

Ontario Federation of Labour

Carrol Anne Sceviour

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Vikki Poirier / Luisa Quarta

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

Rosemary Judd-Archer


Lisa Kelly


Etana Cain / Colette Prevost



Member area


Greater Toronto Area

City of Toronto, Regional Municipality of Halton, Regional Municipality of Durham, Regional Municipality of Peel, Regional Municipality of York

1. Jane Mercer, Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care, Toronto

2. Shona Mills, Halton Advocates for Quality Child Care, Oakville


Chatham–Kent, Haldimand County, Norfolk County, City of Brantford, City of Hamilton, City of London, City of St. Thomas, City of Stratford, City of Windsor, Oxford County, Waterloo Region, Bruce County, Grey County, Huron County, Lambton County, Wellington County, Regional Municipality of Niagara

1. Kim Gilbert, CUPE Local 543, Windsor

2. Lori Prospero, Owl Child Care Services & Early Years Coalition – Waterloo Region, Waterloo

Eastern and Southeast

United Counties of Prescott and Russell, City of Cornwall, County of Lanark, County of Renfrew, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, City of Kingston, County of Lennox and Addington, City Ottawa

1. Cathy Romano-Franzese, Ottawa Child Care Association, Ottawa

2. Christie Saikaly, Cornerstone Children’s Centre, Ottawa


Kenora District, Rainy River District, Thunder Bay District


Lori Huston – Thunder Bay ECE Unite!, Thunder Bay


Algoma District, City of Greater Sudbury, District of Cochrane, District of Timiskaming, District of Nipissing, District of Manitoulin, District of Sault Ste Marie

1. Tracy Saarikoski, Discovery Early Learning & Care, Sudbury

2. Vacancy


Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough, Parry Sound District, District Municipality of Muskoka, Dufferin County, Hastings County, Northumberland County, Simcoe County

1. Sheila Olan-MacLean, Compass Early Learning and Care, Peterborough

2. Debbie Milne, First Adventure Child Development Centres, Belleville

Special constituency - Francophone

Michel Laflamme, Service à l'enfance Aladin Childcare Services, Ottawa

2484 rep

Janet Teibo / Erin Williams, Toronto



1.          Lynn Carlson, Kenora

2.          Erin Filby, Toronto

3.          Christina Gilligan, Toronto

4.          Athina Basiliadis, Ottawa (CUPE Local 2204)

5.          Lisa Johnstone, Toronto (Early Years Professionals Rise Up TO)


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