Regional Meetings

OPSBA’s five regional councils – Northern, Western, Eastern, Central East, and Central West – advise the Executive Council and Board of Directors of issues and matters affecting their school boards. The Member Boards of each region hold no fewer than two meetings each year, usually in the fall and spring, in addition to the regional meetings held at OPSBA’s Public Education Symposium and the Annual General Meeting.

For upcoming regional meeting dates, please see the OPSBA Calendar.

Northern Regional Meeting and Program 2019

The annual (except during election years) Northern Regional Meeting and Program offers trustees from our Northern Region a dynamic professional development and networking opportunity.

Delta Hotel
2240 Sleeping Giant Parkway
Thunder Bay, ON  P7A 0E7

Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development & Mines and Indigenous Affairs was invited to speak to attendees at the Northern Region Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, October 4. Unfortunately he is only able to meet at 3:00 p.m.

The meeting with Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development & Mines and Indigenous Affairs has been confirmed for 3 :00 p.m. this Friday, October 4. The meeting will be held in Ballroom B at the Delta Hotel in Thunder Bay.

Registration for the Northern Region Meeting is still at 7:00 p.m. in the Kakabeka foyer. The business meeting will start at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m. We apologise for this last-minute change, to accommodate the Minister’s schedule.

Program Outline

Online registration

Please note a change in the usual start and end times of the meeting – to make it easier for travel plans.

  • Program Starts – 7:00 p.m., Friday evening, October 4th
  • Program ends – Saturday, October 5th, 3:00 p.m.

A professional development component is included to enrich this networking opportunity for trustees who have to travel considerable distances across northern Ontario.  This is an annual meeting for trustees from the northern region. The Meeting is held every year towards the end of October, except for years in which Municipal elections are held.


Hotel cut-off date: Friday, September 20
Book your hotel room online: Group rate for OPSBA Meeting
Room rate: $169
Telephone: 844-294-7325 and quote “Ontario Public School Boards” for the OPSBA group rate.

We hope to see you there!

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