Register now for the 29th OPSBA AGM and Program


​At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) from June 8 to 11, OPSBA Members will determine priorities and directions for the coming year, elect officers and plan for the future. The event also includes a comprehensive professional development program for trustees and this year, offers a dynamic and stimulating program, inspired by the outstanding work of school boards across the province.

Registration is now open and accommodations can be booked:

The Westin Trillium House
Blue Mountain, Collingwood
Telephone: 705-443-8080 or central reservations 1-800-937-8461

Code: Ontario Public School Boards' Association
Hotel Cut-off Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
OPSBA room rate:
1 BR suite -- $214
2 BR suite -- $374 (each bedroom in these suites has a private ensuite bathroom)
Deluxe Room - $214
All room combinations are the same price for single/double/triple/quad.

Overflow Hotel:  (Short walk to the Westin)
The Village:  $209  (plus tax)

  • The GROUP CODE to book rooms at the Village is:  GRP125855. 
  • Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-445-0231.  Please have the group code ready as you will need this to access your block of rooms and special rate.  
  • If you prefer to reserve a room online, please follow this link :  On-Line Reservations for Village accommodation

Program Outline

Online Registration

Keynote speakers include:

Sandra Herbst, CEO, connect2learning
Assessment in the Service of Learning
Back by popular demand, join Sandra Herbst, a former Superintendent and Past President of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents, as she considers the impact of 'assessment in the service of student, adult, school, and system learning.'  Using accounts and examples, Sandra will share ways in which boards of education have aspired to and planned for deep alignment, by linking policy, leadership, and student achievement. Sandra will follow her keynote with a workshop in which she will continue to examine the impact of aligning practice across classrooms, school and systems.  Connecting research with additional examples will serve to refine understanding and present potential pathways to action.

Ramona Pringle
Surviving – and Thriving – in an Era of Disruption:  Preparing the Next Generation for the Age of Automation
Are Robots Taking Our Jobs? Explore the skills required for the jobs of tomorrow and the strategies needed to successfully manage the transition into the age of automation.

Joseph Boyden
Award-winning Canadian author.

Paul Dubé
The Ontario Ombudsman's oversight of school boards: What's in it for you?

Your Rights and Social Media – Workshop concurrent with AGM
Join a panel of lawyers to explore the rights and options of a board in coping with and responding to public criticism on social media.