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National Trustees Gathering on Indigenous Education, Canadian School Boards Association Congress & OPSBA AGM & Program

CSBA Congress is the leading national professional development event for the school board sector in Canada and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association is committed to building a program inspired by the outstanding work of school boards across the country. Planning is well underway for the National Trustees Gathering on Indigenous Education and CSBA Congress 2019 and OPSBA will be offering a dynamic and inspiring program in Toronto in July 2019. Our theme is “Leading Today with a Vision for Tomorrow” and Ontario is proud to welcome our partners across Canada at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel from July 3 to 7.  

Online conference registration will open in March! 

​At the AGM, OPSBA members determine priorities and directions for the coming year, elect officers and plan for the future. This event also includes a comprehensive professional development program for trustees.

2019 AGM and Program, concurrent with Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA) Congress 2019

JULY 4 – 7, 2019
National Trustees Gathering on Indigenous Education (NTGIE)
JULY 3 – 4, 2019

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, M5J 1A6

Congress Program Outline

Hotel Information

The preferred hotel rate is $239 (single/double accommodation) or $269 (triple). Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.

Book online
Telephone: 1-888-627-8559 (reservations centre) before June 10, 2019. Please quote the group name – Canadian School Boards Association (or CSBA) Congress OR the group code "CF30AA" to receive the special group rate. After this deadline, rooms will be available on a space-available basis only.

2018 AGM & Program Session Presentations

Friday, June 1, 2018

Plenary Sessions:

Teaching, Leading and Learning Ontario: Diversity as a Strength of Public Education
Findings from the Independent Review of Assessment and Reporting
Toward Sustainable, Quality FSL Programs in Ontario Schools

10 Minute Sessions:

1. Exit Outcomes
2. Creating a Culture of Innovation
3. R U Ready to Shift?
4. Update on "A Blueprint for Addressing Poverty in Ontario Schools"
5. Enhancing Equity by Transforming Student Learning

Saturday, June 2, 2018

10 Minute Sessions:

1. Preparing Our Students Today for the World of Tomorrow
2. The DSBN Academy
3. Here Campaign
4. Building a Plan from the Inside Out: DSBN's Strategic Plan

Important Material for the Annual General Meeting

2018 AGM Election Nominations Chart as of May 4, 2018 - Update with Bios

Roles and Responsibilities Guide