Academy Schedule

Academy is scheduled for November 28-30. Exact times and more will be released closer to the event.


(subject to change)


  • Ministry of Education led session
  • Student Mental Health Initiatives – Examples From the Field
  • Pilot School Districts Report – FESL Work to Date
  • ELL Consortium session


  • Therese Mickelson, ABC, Managing Partner, Mickelson Consulting: Improving Media Relations to Reach Your Community: Using Communications to Connect with the Public
  • Karen R. Zimmer, Leader – Defamation + Publication Risk Management Practice Group, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
  • Eli Mina: Robert’s Rules & Responsible Governance


  • Keynote Presentation – Severn Cullis-Suzuki
  • Jill Birch, Leadership and Organizational Change Expert
  • Brian Woodward, Peel District, Ontario: The Role of Communications in Board Advocacy
  • Anthony McLean, Youth Motivational Speaker focused on inspiring students with presentations about bullying, diversity and mental health.
  • Simon Jackson, Spirit Bear Youth Coalition