Glory Ressler

Glory Ressler

Toronto Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2018, Economic Opportunities Program

Director of Education, Training and Data, Canadian Mothercraft Society, Toronto, ON

Glory Ressler, B.A., Dip. GIT has been working in early learning and care for over 20 years. She began her career providing direct service to children with Autism and quickly moved into program planning and development. Glory co-developed and managed a province-wide, accredited post-diploma training program based on professional competencies and mentoring, and has worked on collaborative leadership training and system integration projects across Ontario and Canada. Glory has presented internationally and is a published author. She is currently the Director of Mothercraft’s College of Early Childhood Education and Community Data Group where her leadership focuses on mobilizing knowledge of theory and evidence into robust planning and quality service delivery for children and families. Glory works on a variety of committees and initiatives in Toronto, is the Canadian national representative to the World Forum on Early Care and Education and was named an ‘Exceptional Master Leader’ by Child Care Exchange. 

Glory Ressler is a member of the Toronto Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2018, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at