OPSOA Annual Conference 2019

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Leading Public Education: Multiple Dimensions of Equity: March 28-29, 2019, Delta Toronto Hotel

The 2019 Ontario Public Supervisory Officers’ Association Annual Conference is quickly approaching!

This year’s conference theme is “Leading Public Education: Multiple Dimensions of Equity.” We are pleased to announce that our two keynote speakers have been confirmed, Kevin Lamoureux and Kathleen Budge.

Kevin Lamoureux is a recognized scholar and speaker on the importance of understanding the role culture, privilege and poverty play in public education. Kathleen Budge has spent the majority of her career focusing on turning high-poverty schools into high-performing schools and school systems.

Breakout sessions for the conference encompass a range of dimensions of equity. Topics will include: trauma-informed practice, gender equity, anti-Semitism, successful practices in working with our Indigenous communities, investigating implicit bias through the CODE resources, poverty, employment equity, mental health, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Black Student Achievement.

In the meantime, please link here to book your hotel room: Delta Hotels Toronto


Keynote Speakers

Headshot picture of Kathleen Budge keynote speaker at 2019 OPSOA conference
Headshot picture of Kevin Lamoureux keynote speaker at 2019 OPSOA conference

Kathleen Budge

Currently employed by Boise State, Kathleen has won several awards in her field, including: The Washington Association of School Administrator’s (WASA) Regional President’s Award, the WASA Award of Merit, and the Washington Association of Educational Service Districts President’s Award. Author of the award winning "Turning High Poverty Schools Into High Performing Schools" Kathleen has also led the development of non-traditional leadership preparation programs at Boise State.

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin is the current Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Affairs at the University of Winnipeg. Kevin has assisted in the advancement of Indigenous studies and programs at the University of Winnipeg, and is an active voice within the the indigenous community. Kevins perspective is highly valued and welcomed at the 2019 OPSOA Conference.