The Ontario Educator’s Conferences (ALL 3)
Join educators, administrators, and youth service workers from across the province from April 25-27, 2018 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), (252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON).
April 25 will be our presentation of the Catholic Educator’s Conversation. The conversation will be a full-day forum focusing on topics and issues important to Catholic School Educators and Staff in an intimate and open format. Catholic Educators and Staff will be given the tools to tackle topics that range from school uniforms and body shaming to Faith and Intersectionality.
April 26 will be our LGBTQ+ Educator’s Conversation. This will be a day-long conversation run by LGBTQ+ identified educators that will cover a wide array of topics for School Boards across the province. Workshops will explore school policy, allyship, navigating freedom of expression, and Creed Rights.
Finally, April 27 will be our main Ontario Educator’s Conference event. Conference participants will be given hands-on tools from educational professionals, lawyers, LGBTQ advocates, and academics to understand and recognize the issues faced by LGBTQ communities. The training will include a focus on supporting LGBTQ youth and educators; working with trans & gender-variant youth; and sharing best practices. Please note there will also be workshops in both French & English, from urban, rural & remote perspectives; and from Public & Catholic perspectives.
Our goal is to give educators, staff, and administration the tools to LGBTQ folk in their lives. Through our amazing line up of workshops and seminars we hope to change the landscape of inclusivity in education and create liberating spaces for students, staff and communities.
- Workshops, seminars and presentations, which specifically target Educators, Administrators and Staff to give them the practical tools to ensure a safer climate.
- Keynote Presentations.
- A community fair to connect participants to key resources.
The registration fee for all three events is only $200. We encourage interested participants to seek funding from their teacher unions, or approach their administrator for money out of their school’s Safe School budget. This opportunity is an amazing chance at increasing one’s professional learning community, and witnessing what other schools across the province are doing to comply to Bill 13.
Participants must cover their own travel to the event.
When is this fabulous event happening?
April 25-27, 2018
For more information, please email Jeremy Piamonte at firstname.lastname@example.org