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#613SupportsECEs – Social Media Blitz Instructions

On Thursday, October 22, between 1:00 – 4:00 PM, please make sure to post your photos and messages in support of Ottawa ECEs by doing the following:

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1. Take a Photo and Write a Message/Add a Frame

FACEBOOK

Please take a good resolution photo of yourself (and your kids, if you’re comfortable with that), and make it your profile picture with an ECE Appreciation Day frame, with the following steps:

  1. Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.
  2. Search for the frame by entering “ECE Appreciation Day” into the search bar to the top left of your profile picture
  3. Choose the frame you want to use from the results.
  4. Click Use as Profile Picture

Alternatively, you could just write your message of support in large letters on a piece of white paper, with the loose format of “I love my ECE – they deserve (insert your message of support – see suggestions in the Twitter instructions below)”, and take a photo!

TWITTER

You can either screenshot/screengrab your framed Facebook photo, or simply write your message of support in large letters on a piece of white paper, with the loose format of “I love my ECE – they deserve (insert your message of support – see suggestions in the Twitter instructions below)”, and take a a good resolution photo of yourself (and your kids, if you’re comfortable with that)

Suggested support messages (for what ECEs deserve):

  • Paid sick and emergency leave days 
  • The right to refuse unsafe work without punishment
  • Living wages
  • Job security
  • A say in their own health and safety
  • Support for trauma-informed practice
  • A strong public childcare system to work in

2. Draft your Facebook and/or Twitter Posts

A. Write a (short) message of support to post alongside the photo. Get creative – here are some suggestions:

I wanted to say thank you to the #ECE’s in my life, who’ve expanded my kid’s horizons so much. They deserve to work in a well-funded universal system with strong protections.

This #ECE Appreciation Day, I want to say that as a parent, I’m in solidarity with the ECEs in my life. Let’s build a child care system in Ottawa that honours their sacrifices during this pandemic

This #ECE Appreciation Day, I want Ottawa to know that ECEs are what makes this city great. Let’s make sure they have all the job protections and security that they need

This has been a rough pandemic – I want to shout out to all the ECEs in my kid’s life, who deserve better as they risk it all  to deliver high quality education in awful circumstances

B. IMPORTANT: Make sure to include the hashtag: #613SupportsECEs

This will help us gain momentum and be able to track all the posts!

C. Tag in 3-4 important decision makers (space permitting) in Ottawa’s child care system:

PersonTwitterFacebook Page
Stephen Lecce (Ontario Minister of Education)@Sflecce@StephenLecceMPP
Ahmed Hussen (Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development)@HonAhmedHussen@HonAhmedHussen
Jim Watson (Mayor of Ottawa)@JimWatsonOttawa@jimwatsonottawa
Jenna Sudds (Ward 4 Councillor; Chair of Community and Protective Services Committee)@JennaSudds@JennaSuddsKanataNorth
Keith Egli (Ward 9 Councillor; Vice Chair of CPSC Committee)@KeithEglifacebook.com/keith.egl
Matthew Luloff (Ward 1 Councillor; Member of CPSC Committee)@MatthewLuloff@matthewluloff4orleans
Eli El-Chantiry (Ward 5 Councillor; Member of CPSC Committee)@Eli_ElChantiry@Ward5Ottawa
Diane Deans (Ward 10 Councillor; Member of CPSC Committee)@dianedeans@diane.deans
Mathieu Fleury (Ward 12 Councillor; Member of CPSC Committee)@MathieuFleury@MathieuFleuryOttawa
Catherine McKenney (Ward 14 Councillor; Member of CPSC Committee)@cmckenney@mckenneycatherine
Carol Anne Meehan (Ward 22 Councillor; Member of CPSC Committee)@MeehanCarolAnne@councillormeehan
Catherine Kitts (Ward 19 Councillor; Member of CPSC Committee)@catherinekitts@catherinekitts

4. Make sure your photo is included in the Facebook and Twitter* post, and post away!

*Hint: You can take a screenshot/screengrab of your framed Facebook photo, and post it on Twitter with the fancy frame 🙂


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