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Special Education Information Sharing Forum

December 5, 2017 - December 6, 2017


The Special Education Information Sharing Forum “Policy and Administration” is geared to First Nation Education Directors / Managers, Principals and SERTs involved in special education policy development, service agreements, IEPs , Ministry of Ed spec ed policies, and school board relationships.

December 5th & 6th, 2017

There is no registration fee if you are working for a First Nation. The registration fee for non First Nation is $300 (This includes members of the public, and or any outside organizations)
Registrations are due by Monday November 20th, 2017. 12:00 pm
To ensure everyone receives quality training, space is limited to 100 spots. Please register ASAP to ensure your spot. Please ensure each attendee is registered. NO WALK-INS AVAILABLE. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Please register online at:


Ramada Inn, 1800 Riverside Drive, Timmins, ON

Participants are required to book and pay their own accommodations. A block of guest rooms will be available at the Ramada Inn. Guest room rates are $109.99 (single/double occupancy).
Reservations must be booked by November 20, 2017  by calling 1 705-267-6241 and using the group code
“Chiefs of Ontario Attendees”

Workshop and Presentations:

Cathy Hampshire, Former Principal, Chippewas of Kettle & Stoney Point: Developing a Special Education Policy

Fran Couchie, Nipissing First Nation, and (TBD),  Ministry of Education: Tuition Agreement, Reverse Tuition Agreements and School Board Relationships

Irene Tomatuk, Director of Education, Omushkego Education, Mushkegowuk Council: Developing a Community Special Education Strategy

Kent Elson, L.L.B.,  Klippensteins, Barristers & Solicitors: Ontario First Nation Special Education Review Report, May 2017

Linda Houston, Educator: Assessments and IEPs for Student Success

Registration includes breakfast, snacks and lunch buffet on both days.
(Please indicate any dietary concerns on the registration form)


Unfortunately, we are not in a position to reimburse travel or hotel expenses for this event. Attendees must make their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Audio, Video, Photo Release Waiver:

Please note that by registering you are authorizing the below media release:
At the Chiefs of Ontario, we appreciate having photos to use in our publications and presentations. By attending the workshop, it is assumed that participants authorize the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and community of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts, newspapers and other publications and in television or film releases, slides, videotapes, distribution over the internet and picture data storage which the Chiefs of Ontario may deem appropriate and waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.

For further information, please contact:

Holly Golabek
Education Coordinator
T: 416-597-1266



December 5, 2017
December 6, 2017
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