Exhibitor Information for Participants

Trade Show 2015

Exhibitors Information


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Trade Show Information


Trade Show Viewings will be available for conference participants and open to the public the following times:
Conference Participants:  Friday, June 5 from 12-1, 2:15-2:30; 4-6

Saturday, June 6 from 8:30-9:00; 10-10:30; 12-1pm

Public Viewing:  Friday, June 5 from 1:00-4:00 and Saturday June 6 from 10:30-12:00


There are many vendors offering special rates and draws for conference participants, so make sure you stop by all of the booths.  There will be three separate Silent Auctions with many of the items donated by our Trade Show Exhibitors.   Friday afternoon Auction will be open for viewing from noon-3:30pm .  Gala Auction will be open from 6:00-9:00 pm. Saturday Silent Auction will be open   9:00-1:30pm. Make sure you drop by and take a look!!



 Department of Education and Early Childhood Development


Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Early Years Branch recognizes the importance of the early years from birth to age 6 and their contribution towards healthy development in children. They offer services and information such as programming for regulated child care, administration of the Child Care Subsidy program, oversight of the Early Intervention Program and the establishment of Early Years Centres.

Address: 2021 Brunswick Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2S9



Dairy Farmers of Canada

DFCCorporate Sponsor ECLC Award for Excellence in Practice The Team of Registered Dietitians at Dairy Farmers of Canada is pleased to participate once again in the Child Care Conference and Trade Show. Come by our booth to pick up samples of our various nutrition education resources or to ask your nutrition questions to one of our dietitians.  You can also enter your name in our draw for a chance to win one of many prizesContact:

 Dairy Farmers of Canada / Les Producteurs laitiers du Canada PO Box 29107 / C.P. 29107 Moncton, NB, E1G 4R3 
Tel/Tél: 506.855.8804 Fax/Télec: 506.855.8500


Cupe Local 4745







Corporate Sponsor ECLC Award for Excellence in Program CUPE and CUPE local 4745 ECEs of Nova Scotia, is pleased to provide sponsorship for the first time at this years ECE Conference and Trade Show.

Contact:John McCraken jmccracken@cupe.ca


Robert Kirby Photography

Contact 902-489-2021
email: sublimephoto@live.ca

Annette Comeau

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Early Childhood Art and Education Consultant
Contact:  annettedcomeau@gmail.com



Avron is a leading supplier for a wide range of educational, multi-sensory resources for all ages and abilities. We specialize in permanent and mobile solutions to promote learning, cognitive and physical development, etc. A multitude of options are available to suit any budget and need. 

Alex Pajie (514) 904-0575
Email:  alex@avron.ca

Bell and Grant


Bell & Grant has a strong track record as a trusted insurance partner. For over a century, we have built a solid reputation by providing second-to-none service of which we are very proud. We work closely with each client to understand the unique characteristics of their industry in order to provide an insurance program that works for them.

Contact Karen Smart

Justice Institute of BC- Advanced Specialty Certificate in Community Care Licensing


The Advanced Specialty Certificate in Community Care Licensing is for current and future Community Care Licensing Officers (CCLOs). It covers all the knowledge and competencies that CCLOs need to do their jobs. CCLOs are employed by provincial health authorities and play an important role in protecting vulnerable people. They inspect and monitor private and public facilities for child care, youth residential care, residential group care and long-term care in B.C. They also conduct investigations, provide education and support to licensees, and take action to bring facilities into compliance with the Acts and Regulations that govern them.

Contact:  Lara Dawe, Program Representative Community Care Licensing Officer Program
(604) 528-5991

Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Educators


Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education is a non-profit educational environment overseen by a Board of Directors. At the Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education we are proud to lay the foundation for the personal and professional development of our students.

NSCECE offers a two-year Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma program that is founded in several decades of research and developmentally appropriate practice. Students enrolled in the program are introduced to various courses dealing with children, families and the ECE profession and will acquire the knowledge, practices and skills that will develop high self-esteem, independence, and beginnings of social responsibilities.

Contact Carrie Melsom, NSCECE Resource Centre Coordinator

NuNu Educational Products


Nunu Educational Products is a family-owned Canadian Company. We pride ourselves in having a highly dedicated team of people, completely focused on offering service that exceeds your needs on an ongoing basis. Customer service is central to our company’s philosophy and we welcome dialogue to make us even better.

Contact Milton Rosenberg, Marissa Rosenberg

Scholar’s Choice

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Scholar’s Choice has been serving the needs of early childhood centres across Canada for 70 years. We are proud to be the oldest and largest distributor of educational materials and toys in Canada.
Contact:  Kim Doak 

NSCC Early Childhood Development Support Centres


NSCC Early Childhood Development Support Centres provides resources and training support to early learning and child care professionals, students, and the community throughout Nova Scotia. We are committed to fostering life long learning for early childhood educators through professional growth opportunities.




Magenta Insurance Professionals

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Insurance brokerage providing comprehensive insurance solutions to businesses, childcare centres, franchises, associations, home and auto.


​Lisa Vercillo C.I.P., C.R.M.

Director Magenta Insurance Professionals o/b CRE Insurance Services Inc.

316 Rectory Street, 3rd Floor London, ON N5W 3V9

519-660-5858 1-800-489-7889 cell:519-317-0256




Institute of Human Services Education

IHSE Faculty have delivered programs locally, nationally and internationally.  Specializing in human services, IHSE faculty have the requisite educational qualifications but many have also worked in the field they are teaching.  Committed to the students and ultimately those the students will be working with, IHSE faculty prepare students for the expectations of the field but also encourage dialogue between students to draw on each other’s experiences and differences.

Institute for Human Services Education
60 Lorne St., Suite 1
Truro, N.S.,
Canada, B2N 3K3

Phone: (902) 893-3342
Fax: (902) 895-4487

Email: admin@inst-hse.ca

 World’s Finest Chocolate

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World’s Finest Chocolate Canada is the leader in chocolate fundraising programs. World’s Finest Chocolate Canada has been servicing Child Care Associations, Canadian schools, Music programs, Athletic groups and Social clubs since 1958. We produce our chocolate from scratch, in our Peanut Free Facility, from the cocoa bean and the finest ingredients. All our chocolates are either Peanut and Nut Free or Peanut Free. Please contact us to see how we can help your associations raise those much needed funds. Telephone 1.800.461.1957Email:  fundraising@worldsfinest.ca or visit our Website www.WorldsFinest.ca
World’s Finest Chocolate Canada Company

103 Second Street Campbellford, ON K0L1L0

Phone: 1.800.461.1957
Fax: 705.653.4750


Relax Kids & Kimberly Strange Counselling Services

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Kimberly Strange MEd, CCC, RCT-C

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Fall River, NS T (902) 225 4970



Spectrum Educational Supplies specializes in supplying learning tools that focus on hands-on, manipulative based learning.


Contact Muriel Stirling

(902) 485-1203



Felts by Cindy

Stories brought to life through hand made felt stories!

Contact:  Cynthia Townsend


 Hop! Skip! Jump!


Hop Skip Jump Is the newest and largest indoor play space in Nova Scotia for children ages 12 and under.

They take pride in creating a safe and healthy environment for children to laugh, play, and have fun. The play space offers room for children to engage in fun, active, and self-directed play within the 3 level structure that measures over 3,500 square feet.


Nadia Shahin

Address: 100 Susie Lake Crescent, Bayers Lake-Unit 10 Halifax NS, B3S 1C7


Nova Scotia Community College



Early Childhood Education Diploma Program:

The program was developed to meet the National Guidelines for Early Childhood Education in Canada. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary for working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole child as a unique individual, as well as assisting the child to grow within groups such as the family, the school, and the community. This is a project-based program that blends classroom study with applied learning with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. You’re introduced to major theories of child care and development within the practical context of a warm, caring, and stimulating environment. The development of effective communications among children, parents, early childhood educators, and other professionals is an essential element of this program. Throughout this program you also acquire and develop the qualities of dependability and self-motivation, as well as a high level of skill in communication and organization.


Michelle Doucette
Phone:  902-742-0551
Email:  michelle.doucette@nscc.caTumble Bugsimage descriptionTbugs-colorlogoTumblebugs was developed purposely for educators and leaders from early childhood settings and programs. Such practitioners have been trained and use the program in child care centres, grade primary, family resource centres, municipal recreation programs and recreation organizations. With a foundation in early childhood care or education, you do not need previous training in fitness, physical education, sport or coaching for this introductory basic movement program.http://www.gymns.ca/programs/tumblebugsContact:  Mary Kiluchitumblebugs.gns@gmail.com



WoodChaCallIt Toy and Wood Crafters





WoodChaCallIt Toy and Wood Crafters is a Canadian manufacturing company who designs wooden toys and woodcrafts to help engage children’s creativity and imagination. All our products are built with our own children in mind, are non-toxic, and are inspired to help parents and caregivers spend quality time with children to help them learn and develop.


Contact: Ray Syvitski

Tel: (902)-209-2599

Email: Ray@WCCItoys.ca





Norwex is a cleaning supplies line which focuses on reducing chemicals used in homes to promote the health of your family and of the environment. Norwex “clean without chemicals” was birthed in Norway in 1994, soon after microfiber was first manufactured in Sweden. They aim to improve the health of our planet and our quality of life.


Sherrol Isnor

Email: sherrol.isnor@eastlink.ca

Website: sherrolisnor.norwex.biz


Non Profit Directors Association


“The Voice of Non Profit Early Education and Care in Nova Scotia”

Contact nsnpda@gmail.com

Green Schools Nova Scotia


Energy conservation, composting, recycling, reusing: awesome things are happening in Nova Scotia’s schools to foster a culture of environmental sustainability, and Green Schools Nova Scotia is right in the thick of it.

Brought to you by Efficiency Nova Scotia, Green Schools teaches students about energy efficiency and helps schools reduce their environmental footprint. We work with the whole school—students, staff, parents, and community members—to strengthen positive efforts already underway and help establish new leadership in schools that are ready to go green.

Contact:  Brittany MacGillivary




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Conference Contact Information

If you have any questions please call Kelly Goulden, NSCCA Executive Director at (902) 423-8199

Nova Scotia Child Care Association
102 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 303
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3S 1A7

General Inquiries info@nschildcareassociation.org



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