Category Archives: 2019

MediaPlanet article – “Adult Learners: Fast Track Your High School Diploma”

CESBA penned an article on how the PLAR for Mature Students program in school boards can help learners obtain their high school diploma and move forward with their employment goals. The article, entitled Adult Learners: Fast Track Your High School Diploma, features the story of a former Hamilton-Wentworth DSB adult learner and was published in MediaPlanet’s publication Your Career Guide, available in print and online.

New video highlights achievements of Ontario’s Adult Education Strategy

CESBA has produced a short video that showcases Ontario’s regional adult education strategy. The three-minute video highlights the importance of collaboration across regions of the province to support adult learners, including Francophone learners. As the three-year strategy approaches the end of its funding cycle, the video is an opportunity to celebrate what has been achieved to date and to find ways to continue to collaborate together:

PSW Spring Work Day

May 23, 2019
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, Smiths Falls

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CDSBEO: St. James Catholic Education Centre
5 Catherine St.
Smiths Falls K7A 3Z9

The classroom is located in the large double portable on the south side of the main building.

To register, please email Anita Plunkett at or Dawn Marie Brunet at 



Smiths Falls is located approximately 45 min south of Ottawa.
The Via Rail Station is located at 46 Union St., Smiths Falls (approximately 5 minutes by car/taxi to the Education Centre).


In Smiths Falls:

  • Best Western
  • Econo Lodge
  • Rodger’s Hotel
  • Best Inn

In Perth:
(Located approximately 15 minutes west of Smiths Falls. No Via rail station)

  • Best Western Plus
  • Perth Plaza
  • Tay Inn
  • Perth Manor Boutique

Both Smiths Falls and Perth have a number of restaurants. Perth does offer a little more variety and the accommodations are a little more upgraded. However, Smiths Falls has the convenience of a Via Rail station.

A hot lunch and snacks will be provided on the day. Please email Anita Plunkett at with dietary concerns.

For extra social time, a restaurant will be booked the evening of May 22nd. Please let Anita know if you would like to join.        

CESBA Conference 2019: Call for proposals | Conférence de CESBA 2019 : Appel de propositions

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The call for proposals for the CESBA Conference 2019 is now open!

The annual CESBA Conference offers a wide range of professional networking and learning opportunities to inform and inspire exemplary practice in adult and continuing education (A&CE) across Ontario. The Conference, to be held in Toronto from November 27 to 29, 2019, will feature keynote sessions, workshops and panel discussions as well as a sector-specific day on November 27 (formerly Pre-Conference).


The main theme of CESBA’s 20th Anniversary Conference is Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future with a focus on the following subthemes:

1. Preparing for change
2. The work of the future
3. Making new connections
4. Working outside our comfort zones

Why present?

The CESBA Conference 2019 offers you an opportunity to lead a learning session with educators from across Ontario. Lead presenters will receive a free registration to the Conference which includes keynote presentations and workshops in English and French by leaders in the sector. We expect over 300 participants from across Ontario to explore best practices and new innovations in adult and continuing education for 2019 and beyond.

Who presents?

CESBA presenters come from a wide range of backgrounds in adult and continuing education, including school boards, government, community-based education, community services, and organizations that work with Indigenous learners, newcomers and Francophones.

Types of sessions

Workshop sessions are 60 minutes in length. There are three types of format:

  • Presentation
  • Panel discussion
  • Flash learning event (2 to 3 speakers present on a related topic for 15 minutes each, using 5-10 PowerPoint slides)
Key dates 2019

June 25: Proposal submission deadline
Early July: Workshop decisions
November 27-29: CESBA Conference 2019

Submit your proposal online

L’appel de propositions pour la Conférence de CESBA 2019 est maintenant ouvert!

La conférence annuelle de CESBA offre une vaste gamme de possibilités de réseautage et d’apprentissage afin d’informer et d’inspirer des pratiques exemplaires dans le domaine de l’éducation des adultes et de l’éducation permanente (ÉAÉP) en Ontario. La conférence, qui aura lieu à Toronto le 27 au 29 novembre 2019, comportera des exposés, des ateliers et des discussions en groupe ainsi qu’une journée de secteurs spécifiques le 27 novembre.


Le thème de la conférence du 20e anniversaire de CESBA est Célébrer le passé, tracer l’avenir, et se concentre sur :

1. Se préparer au changement
2. Le travail du futur
3. Nouer de nouveaux liens
4. Sortir de notre zone de confort

Pourquoi faire une présentation?

La conférence de CESBA 2019 vous offre la possibilité de diriger une séance d’apprentissage avec des éducatrices et éducateurs de toutes les régions de l’Ontario. Les conférenciers clés pourront s’inscrire gratuitement à la Conférence, qui comprend les présentations liminaires et les ateliers en français et en anglais dirigés par des chefs de file du secteur. Quelque 300 personnes apprendront des pratiques exemplaires et des innovations dans le domaine de l’éducation des adultes et de l’éducation permanente pour 2019 et au-delà.

Qui fera une présentation?

Les personnes qui feront une présentation pour CESBA viennent d’horizons très divers, représentant notamment les conseils scolaires, le gouvernement, l’éducation communautaire, les services communautaires, et les organisations qui travaillent avec des apprenantes et apprenants autochtones, de nouveaux arrivants et des francophones.

Types de séance

Les présentations dureront 60 minutes et il y aura trois formats :

  • Exposé
  • Discussion en groupe
  • Séance d’apprentissage éclair (2 à 3 personnes parlent du même sujet pendant 15 minutes chacune à l’aide d’une présentation PowerPoint de 5 à 10 diapos)
Dates clés 2019

25 juin : Date limite de soumission des propositions
Début du juillet : Décisions concernant les ateliers
27 au 29 novembre : Conférence de CESBA 2019

Soumettre votre proposition en ligne

CESBA North Regional Meeting – North Bay

May 2, 2019
North Bay


St. Joseph Adult Education Campus
570 First Ave. East, North Bay

Travel expenses:
  • Meeting expense claim form is attached.
  • Hotel costs: CESBA will reimburse $125 toward the cost of one night at a hotel on May 1.

Travel costs:

  • For those traveling up to 425km (calculated from your school to the event venue) there is reimbursement of up to $150.00
  • For participants travelling over 425 km, please e-mail Hillary Arnold ( with an estimate of your travel costs to discuss how we can help.

Save the date for the CESBA Conference 2019! | Réservez les dates pour la Conférence de CESBA 2019!

Mark your calendars for the CESBA Conference 2019! This year’s Conference will take place in Toronto on November 27-29, 2019, with a sector-specific day (formerly Pre-Conference) taking place the first day of the Conference on November 27. This year’s Conference theme is Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future, and will also celebrate CESBA’s 20th anniversary! Keep checking the CESBA Conference website for more details. The call for presenters will be announced shortly and registration will open in mid-summer.

Inscrivez ces dates à votre agenda! La Conférence de CESBA 2019 aura lieu le 27 au 29 novembre 2019 à Toronto, avec une journée pour les secteurs particulier le 27 novembre (autrefois appelée la Pré-conférence). Le thème de cette année est Célébrer le passé, tracer l’avenir, et la Conférence fêtera aussi le 20e anniversaire de CESBA! Visitez le site Web de la Conférence de CESBA pour en savoir plus. L’appel à propositions sera lancé bientôt, et la période d’inscription ouvrira au milieu d’été.

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