2016 Conference Presentations

2016 Conference Presentations

The theme of the 2016 CASSA-ACGCS Conference was "Hearts & Minds Creating a Culture of Caring".

We are pleased to provide a link to presentations delivered at the 2016 conference.

This section is being updated as presentations become available.

We have also provided a link to a summary of the workshops. (PDF)


Friday July 8, 2016


School District Recommendations from the Every Teacher Project and the National Inventory on LGBTQ - inclusive Education

Catherine Taylor - Professor of Education, University of Winnipeg

Terry Price - Head of Professional Development, MB Teachers' Society

Christopher Campbell - Research Program Director, University of Winnipeg 

Link to Presentation (PowerPoint)

Final Report English (PDF)

Rapport Final Francais (PDF) 


Igniting Student Voice and Engagement in a School District 

Jamie Nunn - Superintendent of Student Achievement, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board 

Link to Presentation (PowerPoint)


Nurturing Inclusive Catholic School Communities 

Tracy Barill - Supervisory Officer, Durham Catholic District School Board 

Gerry O-Reilly - Supervisory Officer, Durham Catholic District School Board 

Tish Sheppard - Teaching & Learning Consultant, Durham Catholic District School Board 

Link to Presentation (PDF)


Exploring the Holocaust Through An Interactive Digitial Platform 

Elin Beaumont - Educational Outreach Coordinator, The Azrieli Foundation 

Link to Presentation (PowerPoint)


Implementing PBIS with a Student First Approach – Good Spirit School Division’s Journey 

Tracy Huckell - Superintendent of Education, Good Spirit School Division No. 204 

Link to Presentation (PDF)


The Power of Partnerships 

Rex Ferguson-Baird (Brooklands Elementary) and Dean Shareski (Discovery Education Canada) 

Link to Presentation (PDF)




Saturday July 9, 2016


How Anti Stigma Initiatives align with a Board's Mental Health and Addiction Strategy 

Anne O'Brien - Director of Education, Durham CDSB

Janine Bowyer - Superintendent of Education, Durham CDSB

St; Diane Mullane - Mental Health Leader 


Respecting Difference: A Whole School Approach to Creating Safe, Caring and Welcoming Environments Through Social Justice and Social Responsibility

Stephen Charbonneau - Superintendent, Simcoe Muskoka CDSB

Dr. Patrick Carney - Chief Psychologist and Mental Health Lead 

Link to Presentation (PowerPoint)


Assessment Guidelines to Support Student Success 

Dr. Bryan Szumlas - Director, Calgary Catholic School District 

Link to Presentation (PDF)


Managing Student Data & the IEP/IPP Process for Improved Student Performance, Data Analysis and Meaningful Programming

Carla Weller - Regional Special Education Consultant and Team Lead Student Services Network in York Region District School Board (Ontario)

Dr. Philip Geiger - Senior Vice President of MAXIMUS CANADA (PowerSchool Special Education software) 

Link to Presentation (PowerPoint)


Social Justice: The Call to Serve One Another 

Brian Beal - Director of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic DSB 

Link to Presentation (PowerPoint)