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WINDSOR, Ont.CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan and Windsor councillor Ron Jones will honour child care workers from Glengarry Child Care Centre, members of Local 543 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) tomorrow, Wednesday, October 26th, at 10:30 am. October 26th marks the fifth annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario.

We are here to present child care workers with a specially designed gift as a token of our appreciation for their hard work and dedication,” said Sid Ryan, president of CUPE Ontario. The gift from CUPE is a ‘circle bag’ with a specially designed logo that symbolizes the care provided by child care workers. The ‘circle bag’ is a work tool to help early childhood educators organize their learning materials and toys during the children’s daily circle activities.

  • Who?
    Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario President
    Ron Jones, Windsor City Councillor
    Child care workers and early childhood educators, members of CUPE 543
    Children from Glengarry Child Care Centre

  • What?
    Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day event
    Presentation of special gift to child care workers

  • When?
    Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 am

  • Where?
    Glengarry Child Care Centre
    495 Glengarry Ave. (Thompson Towers)
    Windsor, Ontario

CUPE has and will continue to push for more quality, accessible child care, provided by dedicated professional workers in a not-for-profit environment,” said Ryan. CUPE and the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) created Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario five years ago.

CUPE represents more than 15,000 child care workers across Canada. In Windsor, over 300 early childhood educators, cooks and support staff are members of CUPE, caring for thousands of children in Windsor Essex County.


For further information, please contact:

Sid Ryan
CUPE Ontario President

Laura Moore
CUPE National Representative
519-977-4837 cell

James Chai
CUPE Communications