July 9-10, 2018 in Edmonton

The Forum will provide opportunities to explore and discuss various topics on Safe and Caring Schools. Participants will engage in purposeful and engaging conversations on good practices to maintain our public schools safe and provide an inclusive environment.

This two-day event is an insightful and meaningful personal and professional growth opportunity for:

  • Teachers and teacher leaders
  • Representatives of teacher unions, organizations, and associations
  • School boards representatives
  • Ministries of Education representatives
  • School resource officers
  • NGO representatives
  • Supporters of public education


“Running for Resilience”, Maggie MacDonnell

Maggie MacDonnell’s Biography

“Inclusive Education as Student-Centred Practice”, Dr. Leyton Schnellert

Leyton Schnellert’s Biography

Confirmed Presenters

  • Nancy Baldree, ETFO
  • Sherri Brown, CTF
  • Brian Coleman, BCTF
  • Amber Hester, ‎Assistant Superintendent of Inclusive Learning, Wolf Creek Public Schools
  • Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts
  • Peter MacDonald, OECTA
  • Kalpana Makan, ETFO
  • Jay McKechnie, NTA
  • Salwa Meddri, Réseau en Immigration francophone du Manitoba
  • Dolorèse Nolette, ACELF
  • Adam Peer, ETFO
  • Nichelle Penney, BCTF
  • Shanee Prasad, BCTF
  • Leslie Ronaldson, Executive Director, The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities
  • Dr. Kathy Short, School Mental Health ASSIST
  • Trevana Spilchen, BCTF
  • Alice Te, ETFO
  • Dan Turner, MTS
  • Trish Hastings, STF
  • Ellen Whiteman, STF

Program at a glance

Monday, July 9, Safe Schools

  • 8:00–8:45 Registration
  • 8:45–10:30 Opening plenary on violence against teachers
  • 11:00–13:30 Workshops followed by lunch (included)
  • 13:30–15:00 Workshops
  • 15:30–16:30 Keynote: Maggie MacDonnell
  • 18:00–21:00 Science Soirée (TELUS World of Science plus reception – included)

Tuesday, July 10, Caring and Inclusive Schools

  • 8:45–11:00 Welcome plus workshops
  • 11:00–12:45 Safe and Caring Fair followed by lunch (included)
  • 12:45–14:15 Keynote: Leyton Schnellert
  • 14:30–15:00 Wrap-up

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Susan Dallin O’Grady at sdallinogrady@ctf-fce.ca