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Public Education Symposium

Hundreds of trustees, student trustees and school board administrators participate in OPSBA's Public Education Symposium each January. This premier professional development symposium, specifically designed for school boards, offers dynamic sessions on topics directly affecting the role of trustee and the broader environment within which school boards operate.

Public Education Symposium 2018

January 25 to 27, 2018
Sheraton Centre Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto  M5H 2M9

Preferred rate: $214.99 plus taxes (single/double)
Book online
Telephone: 1-888-627-7175 (toll free) before Friday, January 5, 2018. Please quote "OPSBA Ontario Public Education Symposium 2018" in order to receive the preferred rate. After this deadline, rooms will be available on a space-available basis only.

Thursday, January 25, 2018,  8:00 am – 4:00 pm. 
Main Symposium:
Thursday 25th , 7:00 p.m.
Friday 26th, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 27th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

PES_2018 Program

PES 2018 Online Registration

2018 SEP l'inscription en ligne

2018 Presentation Material


Pre-Symposium - Thursday, January 25

Equity and Human Rights, Ministry of Education

Truth and Reconciliation in Inclusive School Climates

Kevin Lamoreux, Keynote Presentation

15 Minute Presentations

  1. Leading with Care - Promising Practices in Creating a Responsive Environment, Renfrew County DSB
  2. Integrating First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6, Trillium Lakelands DSB
  3. STEM: Board Well-Being Strategy (Students and Staff), Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
  4. The Board of Trustees Inspire Awards, Halton DSB

Main Symposium - Thursday, January 25

Friday, January 20

Afternoon Workshops

  1. Freedom of Information (FOI); Managing Risk; Protecting Trustees; Running Effective Meetings
  2. Changes to the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections
  3. The Kingston High School Transit Pass Program

For more information:

Susan Weinberg, Professional Development Coordinator, 416-340-2540, x128
or email the Webmaster

Check out photos from PES 2017 on Flickr!