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We are a group of professionals who maintain the educational rights, welfare, and the mental health and wellness of every child by ensuring regular school attendance. We work closely with families, school personnel, and community partners to address barriers to education so that students' are able to find personal success and reach their potential.

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During the first week of June OACAS hosts it's annual conference. This is a time for Attendance Counsellors to come together for valuable networking and training. Keynote speakers present on a variety of topics which are relevant to the field of attendance and have included individuals such as Kevin Cameron, Executive Director for the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma, and Dr. Michael Ungar who is the Co-director of Resiliency research. Participants are also provided valuable information from Ministry of Education personnel regarding registration and enrollment rules, student success, etc.

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Membership has never been easier! Once you register as a member and have paid your dues you will have access to updated articles and communication with other registered members as well as members of the OACAS Executive and the Provincial Attendance Counsellor. Should you be considering joining us in June for our annual conference and you register for you membership prior to the cutoff date you will receive a discount on your conference package.

** New this year, EARLY BIRD PROMOTION. If you pay before November 15th, your name will go in a draw for 1 of 3 free memberships for the 2020-2021 year. If you pay AFTER the early bird date, the cost of membership will be $75. 


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upcoming Events
Attendance Counsellors' Course
  •  Brampton November 21-22, 2019                                                                            
  •  Thunder Bay May 21-22, 2020 
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Annual Conference
June 2020

Details TBA!We're looking forward to sharing info about our 2020 conference soon! 

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