Recogniton Awards for MCCA Members

The Manitoba Child Care Association’s Public Policy & Professionalism is actively seeking nominations for the MCCA Awards.

The MCCA awards recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves with outstanding contributions to the child care profession.  Nominees should be individuals who exemplify high standards through dedication, commitment, and best practice.

Please click on the award form that you would like to download.  Please read over all the criteria and include all of the corresponding documentation.  Deadline for nominations is Feb. 22, 2021. More information is included in the winter issue of Child Care Bridges.

Leader of the Year

Leader of the Year Award

Exceptional ECE

Exceptional Early Childhood Educator Award

Exceptional Caregiver

Exceptional Caregiver Award

Exceptional Family Child Care Provider

Exceptional Family Child Care Provider Award

Educaring Award

Educaring Award

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer Award

Graduate Research Bursary

Graduate Research Bursary Award

The Dr. Gretta Brown Scholarship Award and the MCCA Student Scholarship are selected by ECE Program Faculty.

2020 Recipients

Leader of the Year – Pat Furman (Inspired by Wonder Inc.)
Exceptional Early Childhood Educator – Amy Wicklund (Learning and Growing Daycare)
Exceptional Caregiver – Kayla Ducharme (Carter Early Learning Centre)
Educaring – Cairns Children’s Centre & Parc La Salle (Urban)
Educaring – Le Coin Magique & Ecole Saint Agathe (Rural)
Volunteer of the Year – Patti Cherney (Board Member at O.K. Before & After Child Care Centres Inc.)
Friends of Child Care – Quality Classrooms
Dr. Gretta Brown Scholarship Award – Elena Davidenko (Red River College)
Dr. Gretta Brown Sholarship Award – Marie Seillery (Université de SaintBoniface)
MCCA Student Scholarship Award – McKenna Charles – Assiniboine Community College
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, MCCA had to cancel this year’s conference and the awards banquet which is part of the conference.  We are committed to celebrate and honour all of our recipients and are currently working on plans to hold a celebration in the fall of 2020.  The type of event we hold will depend on what group size is allowed in the fall, it could be a banquet or a smaller recognition event held at MCCA.  We hope to confirm plans sometime in the summer.  We look forward to recognizing their accomplishments.  Information about banquet tickets will be posted when plans are confirmed. 


Career Milestone Recognition Awards

If you are an MCCA member who is celebrating 5+ years in the field and would like to be recognized at the MCCA Conference Banquet please submit your contact information to Karen Kowalski.

You are eligible if you are:

  • Celebrating your 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th anniversary in child care.  You must be celebrating one of these anniversaries between June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.
  • Able to join us at the conference banquet on May 22, 2020 (tickets $50.00)
  • Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 11, 2020

For more information regarding the banquet please check our website or contact Karen Kowalski at