December 2017

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Date: December 11, 2017

Memorandum to: Directors of Education
Student Success Leaders
Continuing Education Leads

From: : Marg Connor
Program Implementation Branch

Lillian Patry
Director (Acting)
French Language Teaching, Learning and Achievement

Subject: Learning Outside the School Day – Programs

The Ministry of Education is pleased to support Learning Outside the School Day programs by hosting a voluntary provincial professional learning symposium on Thursday January 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The symposium will be held at the Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario.

The purpose of the day includes working through networks to:

  • Deepen existing connections to support Systemic Thinking
  • Reflect on tools and processes for monitoring the impact of LOSD programs
  • Explore program possibilities to support student transitions
  • Share promising practices to support students in terms of equity, achievement and well-being.
  • Reflect on programs and planning for 2017-18

Symposium Registration
Boards are invited to register teams of up to three (3) participants for the Symposium. Attendees benefitting from participation at the symposium could include staff with leadership responsibilities relating to learning outside the school day, including credit bearing courses in summer, programming.

Teams may include:

  • Student Success Leader or designate
  • Continuing Education Lead or designate
  • Program Leader (grades 7 to 10)
  • Program Leader (grades K to 6)
  • Leaders with responsibilities or expertise that can/could contribute to the development or refinement of a program to support areas such as Mathematics, Special Education, Indigenous Education, Elementary Summer Learning, Well-Being, Community Connected Experiential Learning, Financial Services, or other.

Board representative(s) (up to three) are asked to register for the January 25, 2018 Symposium by January 11, 2018 at Learning Outside the School Day: Symposium Registration.

Travel and Accommodation
Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the Ministry for all participants. Please note that accommodations are only covered if you live outside a 100km radius of the Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario. A limited block of rooms have been reserved at the Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto. For accommodations, please contact the hotel no later than Monday, January 8, 2018. Booking may be made by using the following options:

  • Call Reservations Department at 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732), and ensure to refer to the name “LOSD Symposiumfor the special rates
  • Send an Email to and ensure to refer to the name “LOSD Symposiumfor the special rates
  • Use online booking link: LOSD Symposium

We look forward to your participation and contributions at the symposium. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments please contact Melissa Weyland at


Original Signed by
Marg Connor

Original Signed by
Lillian Patry