OPSBA conferences and seminars offer trustees and school board staff a dynamic opportunity for professional learning that is uniquely tailored to the needs of Ontario`s education leaders. These events include:
Public Education Symposium (PES)
Hundreds of trustees, student trustees and school board administrators participate in OPSBA’s PES 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.
Education Labour Relations & Human Resources Symposium
OPSBA’s annual Education Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium is held each spring and designed to provide professional development in the areas of labour relations and human resources to trustees, directors of education, senior human resources officials and labour relations staff.
OPSBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Program
At OPSBA’s AGM, OPSBA members determine priorities and directions for the coming year, elect officers and plan for the future. The event also offers a comprehensive professional development program for trustees.
OPSBA’s five regional councils – North, West, East, 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.
Summit on Children and Youth Mental Health
OPSBA has continued to be a leader in the Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health, which held its last Summit in Toronto in April 2018.