The 2019-2020 Canadian School Boards Association Annual Report and Annual General Meeting documents are now available online HERE.
The virtual AGM is being held on October 2, 2020 at 11:30am Eastern. Click HERE for the Zoom link.
The CSBA is proud to host a Virtual Indigenous Trustee Panel on Thursday October 8 at 1:00 Eastern.
Topic: We’re ready now, let’s talk: Reflections from Indigenous Trustees
Time: Oct 8, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Canada)
Barbara Flett: Barb was born and raised in Île-à-la-Crosse, she is fluent in Cree and Michif. She has been a trustee with the Île-à-la-Crosse School Division for 23 years. Barb has also been a board member on the Northern Teacher Education Program and the local community authority. Barb is a grassroots advocate.
Kimberly Greyeyes: Member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, advocate for Indigenous children and youth, trustee with the Prairie Spirit School Division, the Indigenous Constituency Representative with the SSBA, and former Human Resources Administrator and Director of Operations.
Darren Googoo: Former chair of the Cape Breton Regional School Board, former Chair of the Council on Mi’kmaw Education, former chair of EdCan, and Director of Education for Membertou.
Peter Garrow: Former director for both the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education and Assembly of First Nations, and presently MCA’s Entewatatha:wi (We Will Govern) Program Coordinator, responsible for the Self Government negotiation process between the Mohawks of Akwesasne and Canada.
Participants will be able to post questions to panelists during the session.
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Meeting ID: 981 0027 5683
Laurie French, présidente de l’Association canadienne des commissions/conseils scolaires (ACCCS), et Alain Fortier, vice-président, appellent les dirigeants du monde de l’éducation à s’engager dans une collaboration authentique alors qu’ils s’emploient à planifier une rentrée scolaire sécuritaire et sans heurts.
September 9, 2020
Laurie French, President of the Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA), and Vice President Alain Fortier, call on all education leaders to engage in authentic collaboration as they work to plan a safe and smooth return to school.
The Canadian School Boards Association will hold a virtual special general meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 4:00pm EST. This meeting is to address changes to the CSBA Constitution. The agenda can be found HERE.
L’Association Canadienne des Commissions/Conseils Scolaires appuie les droits linguistiques des minorités garantis par la charte
L’Association canadienne des commissions/conseils scolaires (ACCCS) appuie la contestation constitutionnelle du projet de loi no 40, Loi modifiant principalement la Loi sur l’instruction publique relativement à l’organisation et à la gouvernance scolaires, intentée par l’Association des commissions scolaires anglophones du Québec.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2020
Canadian School Boards Association supports Charter minority language rights
The Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA) supports the Quebec English School Boards Association’s constitutional challenge to Quebec Bill 40 entitled An act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance.
Laurie French, President of the CSBA urges all Canadians to work together for social justice and equity. Recent events are a stark reminder that we all need to address systemic racism – silence is not acceptable. It is critical that white privilege be understood and acknowledged as a fundamental part of anti-racism learning and action.
School boards throughout Canada strive for equity and can never let up. We must remain focused and committed to the changes needed at every level of education and society.
Here you will find information on working through Covid-19 in our education communities, including updates from associations.
Are you holding virtual meetings? The World Economic Forum has some great tips https://bit.ly/2UR4lYY
British Columbia School Trustees Association – Guide to Zoom for Boards of Education
This page also provides links to the school board associations across the country and their Covid-19 responses and decisions.
Manitoba – https://www.covid19manitoba.ca/
We currently find ourselves amidst challenging and unprecedented times for communities throughout the country, including our school communities. As we face uncertainty, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our education partners in implementing the best plans possible for our students. On behalf of the Canadian School Boards Association Board of Directors, we applaud the leadership being shown everyday by those in the public education system as we work through Covid-19 as a nation.
Trustees across the country may not be meeting face-to-face to discuss school board matters, but they continue to hear from concerned constituents and are responding to those concerns, helping to distribute information as it becomes available. While the details vary from province to province, one thing is consistent – the dedication of trustees to students and the education system they serve.
The Canadian School Boards Association continues to function with remote offices and online meetings. The association is monitoring the situation across the country and is available to support provincial associations and members as needed.
While those who are able continue to self-isolate and work from home, I want to thank and acknowledge the many workers who continue to provide critical services. Remember that together we are a strong community dedicated to serving and supporting Canadian communities.
I encourage everyone to stay well and be diligent as you practice social distancing . Take care of yourselves and your families, and look out for one another.
Laurie French, President