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CIS Ontario Heads' Education Law Symposium

Borden Ladner Gervais Law Offices

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 34th Floor

22 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Education Law Symposium

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Crisis Communications Workshop

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


8:00 - 8:20 a.m.

Arrivals and Breakfast

8:20 - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome: Sarah Craig and Eric Roher

8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Session #1

Responding to Allegations of Sexual Assault

Mary-Lynn Gleason, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

9:15 -10:00 a.m. Session #2

Working with the Police: Roles and Responsibilities of Educators

Graeme Hamilton, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 -11:00 a.m. Session #3

Managing Student Health Information in a School Setting
Daphne Jarvis, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Session #4

Cannabis Update: Hashing out the Legal Issues
Maciej Lipinski, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Session #5

Responding to Cyberbullying: How to Conduct an Investigation?

Nick Kovacs, Deputy Head and Head of the Upper School, The Crescent School
Eric Roher, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

12:15 p.m. Questions and Wrap-up

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 p.m Session #6

Crisis Communications Workshop

James MacDonald, Director, Communications and Public Affairs at Ornge


James MacDonald is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Ornge, where he is responsible for overseeing communications, community and government relations functions for Ontario's provider of air ambulance and related services. Prior to joining Ornge, James spent more than a decade in television journalism working as an anchor, reporter, producer and editor for a number of Canadian television news outlets, including CBC, CTV, CP24 and CHCH Television, as well as a three year term as CNN International's Hong Kong-based Features Producer for the Asia-Pacific region. James has taught post-secondary journalism courses at Conestoga College and Sheridan College, and is currently a part-time faculty member in Media Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber, where he teaches courses in media and public relations, media business, event management and career development. He has a BA from the University of Guelph, a Master of Arts degree from Western University, and is a graduate of the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Questions & Wrap-up

The annual CIS Ontario Education Law Symposium is a professional learning opportunity for Heads of School or their designate. In addition, Heads are welcome to register up to 3 additional members of their school leadership team. There is no registration cost for this event.

* RSVP: Please register each participant by Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

BMO Centre for Learning

Monday, January 28, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Meals: Break treats and lunch are included

Tools: Bring a device or two to capture photos, participate through social media and document your learning

Map to BMO Centre of Learning

COST: $225

An UNConference for CIS Ontario Educators!

We are excited to announce the 2nd annual CIS Ontario Connects Unconference. Building on the foundation of Cohort 21, and the success of last year, the CIS Ontario Connects unconference provides schools with a powerful day for their faculty to accelerate research and learn from others in these four new compelling strands, selected by CIS Ontario Curriculum Leaders:

  1. Building & Measuring Learning Skills and Executive Functions
  2. Capturing & Assessing Observations and Conversations
  3. Fostering & Integrating STEAM & Design Thinking with students and faculty
  4. Enriching & Augmenting learning through experiential technologies (AR, VR, XR)

Attendees will choose two (2) of the four strands with which to participate. Schools are encouraged to send a team of educators to engage in all four strands and work with them in advance on how to best leverage the conference to support school goals and share the team's learning upon return.

With a unique facilitation format, participants will have opportunities for many different entry points into the discussions and activities.This unconference will be personalized by design, collaborative in nature, and highly interactive.

This unconference differentiates itself through the commitment to a collective output of the learning to the CIS Ontario community through an post conference infographic - click here to view last years and all conference resources can be found on the website.

Click here to view the CIS Ontario Connects Unconference WEBSITE

Click here to access the CIS Ontario Connects Unconference 2018 IMPACT REPORT

Conference Format:

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Arrival & Check-In

8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Opening Address & Mindset Building

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break & Room Set-up

9:30 -11:30 a.m. Morning session (2hrs)

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Networking

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon session (2hrs)

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks & Exit Ticket

Register soon, we SOLD OUT last year!

Essentials for Leaders: Integrative Thinking- February 7th and 8th at the Rotman School of Management, University of oronto
Hosted By I-Think and Pickering College

Integrative Thinking is a problem solving methodology first written about in the Opposable Mind by Roger Martin. It is built on the insight that divergent ideas can be leveraged to create innovative solutions. The Integrative Thinking toolbox uses frameworks developed by academics, across fields to support students to think about their thinking and creating better models. With a focus on K-12 education, I-Think brings tools originally created for executives and leaders in the private sector, to educators across K-12 and the leaders who create the conditions for their success. Educators have become the pedagogical innovators who have shaped the tools to enhance their practice.

Join CIS colleagues from different divisions and schools for 2 days to explore concrete tools to bring 21st century learning, skills and mindsets to your own school community and applying them to the challenges you are facing. This is an opportunity to connect with other leaders as you problem solve in your unique context.
You will also be paired with a mentor for two remote check-ins during the school year to support you in your work.
Participants are limited to 30.

$695 early bird rate - until January 21st ($749 after January 21st)
To register or find further information about the sessions:

For groups of five or more, please contact for team rates

RSGC hosts the Travel, Volunteer and Experiential Education Fair

Saturday, February 9th, 2018

In Ketchum Hall at RSGC

120 Howland Avenue

11 am to 2 pm

Admission is Free

Open to everyone - students, parents and teachers. Bring your friends.

There is limited parking on site. RSGC is located within walking distance from the Bathurst Subway Station and there is a public parking lot located at Bloor and Albany.

If you are thinking of a summer credit course, international volunteer opportunity or GAP year, this is a great opportunity to connect with many organizations in one day.

The Ripple Effect: Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better

The annual KCS Encouraging Dialogue Speaker Series continues on January 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. hosted at Kingsway College School, 4600 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke.

Join Dr. Greg Wells, author of The Ripple Effect, as he outlines the four stages of physical and mental wellness and how simple changes can create a powerful Ripple Effect to improve overall functioning.

Register now for this FREE event open to the public. Students in grade 9 and older are welcome.

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