The Ontario Association for Counselling and Attendance Services (OACAS) is proud to announce that Executive members were granted a meeting with the Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education. On May 25th, President Dianne Gauthier and Past President Erin Fitzgerald sat down with the Minister to highlight the role of Attendance Counsellors across the Province.
Discussions included current unproclaimed legislation, Learning to 18, home schooling concerns and ways the OACAS can further complement the Ministry’s goals in relation to student well-being. The meeting was very positive and productive and further details will be available at our June conference in Niagara.
The OACAS recognizes all the hard work Attendance Counsellors invest and we look forward to further collaboration with the Minister and multiple branches at the Ministry of Education to help support you and the students and families we work with on a daily basis.
It is that time of the year were the OACAS will be hosting their annual conference. The conference will held at the Cairn Croft Best Western in Niagara Falls on June 7th to the 9th, 2016 . For further details and to register on-line please see below. Registration deadline is quickly approaching! Hope to see you all there!
-----> For the itinerary and conference information please click HERE for the pdf.
-----> For Conference Registration on-line please click HERE.
Attendance Counsellors' Certification Course 2015-16
> The following course dates have been set for 2015-16:
***New Dates: May 26-27, 2016 in Belleville
(registration is now closed, payment deadline May 18/16)
July 13-14 in Barrie
(registration deadline: June 24/16, payment deadline July 5/16)
*We are now offering a group rate, 5 or more from the same board or agency $375/participant.
**Please note that if there are not sufficient numbers to run a course, it will be cancelled.
Coalition for Children and Youth Metal Health
Response to Consultation on the Next Phase in Ontario's Education Strategy - Nov. 2013
Members can download and read the response at /downloads/Documents For Members/CYMH Response to Consultation on Eduction Strategy.
FundingFor SAL Students
Members candownload the Ministry Memo to find out the particulars. Go to the download area download/document for members/Funding For SAL Students.