This information was last updated on February 1, 2013 prior to the CCHRSC’s dissolution. For more information, please see the message from the Board

About the CCHRSC

The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCHRSC) operated from 2003 – 2013. The only pan-Canadian organization dedicated to moving forward on human resources (HR) issues in Canada’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, the CCHRSC brought together national partners and sector representatives to help develop a knowledgeable, skilled, and respected workforce valued for its contribution to ECEC. The CCHRSC’s projects and initiatives focused on:

  • Building and sharing knowledge to advance HR and labour market issues;
  • Creating tools to promote good HR management practices;
  • Fostering the development of a skilled workforce; and
  • Providing leadership and coordination on HR issues.

Although the CCHRSC dissolved in 2013 following changes to HRSDC’s Sector Council Program (see the Message from the CCHRSC Board for details), the CCHRSC leaves an extensive legacy of research and resources that can be used for years to come. Visit the projects page or publications listing to learn more.


CCHRSC Executive Committee at Dissolution

Denise Gilbert 
Executive Director, Schoolhouse Playcare Centres

Sector Council Chair, Director at Large

Margot Young
 Researcher, CUPE

Vice-Chair, Representative: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Jamie Kass 
Child Care Coordinator, CUPW

Secretary-Treasurer, Representative: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Stephanie Smith
 Treasurer, BC Government & Service Employees’ Union

Representative: National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

Cindy Page 
ECEC/EA Program Chair, Northern Lights College

Director at Large

Don Giesbrecht
 CEO/President, Canadian Child Care Federation

Representative: Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF)


CCHRSC Staff at Dissolution

Diana Carter
, Executive Director

Samantha Peek
, Strategic Communications & Project Manager

Kathryn Ohashi
, Finance & Project Manager

Ashley Stewart
, Project Manager

Meghan Bedour
, Communications & Project Officer

Connie Brigham
, Project Coordinator