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Hello Ontario CEC members!

I hope you had a relaxing summer and a pleasant return to the new school year.

On behalf of the Ontario CEC Board of Directors, I extend sincere appreciation for all you do to support students and families, especially those with special education needs and exceptionalities.  We know that the effects of the pandemic continue to influence your work and support of individuals with exceptionalities. We greatly appreciate your dedication and commitment to this work.

Our 66th Annual Ontario CEC Special Education Conference will be held December 2 - 3, 2022 at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Please check out the wide range of sessions through the registration link in the conference brochure: 2022 Ontario CEC Conference Brochure.

For further information on the conference, please contact Cindy Perras, Conference Co-ordinator at cindy.perras@gmail.com . For information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please click here to open the exhibitor prospectus letter.

Our Annual Provincial Awards Presentation and Luncheon will also take place during the conference on Saturday, December 3. To learn more about the Ontario CEC awards and view past recipients, please click here: https://ontario.exceptionalchildren.org/nomination-process.

The Ontario CEC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the conference hotel; virtual attendance will also be available. The agenda, 2021 AGM minutes, nominations slate, proxy form, and other materials will be sent to members 30 days prior to the meeting, as well as information on how to attend virtually.

On behalf of the Ontario CEC Board of Directors, I invite you to participate in the AGM, as we review our 2022 activities. Should you not be able to attend in-person, we would ask that you complete a proxy form, as we require quorum to carry out the business portion of our AGM. The instructions will be on the proxy form, which will be sent to you and also posted on the Ontario CEC website.

Find amazing resources and professional information on the International Council for Exceptional Children website   https://exceptionalchildren.org/

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Register now for the one day CEC Fall Literacy Virtual Institute - November 3, 2022 https://exceptiononalchildren.org/virtual-institute       

 

Amazing CEC Membership Opportunity!

50% discount offer for new and renewing members!

Click here, https://exceptionalchildren.org/membership,  to access the CEC membership page, learn about the various categories and special interest divisions, and become a member, or renew, using discount code ON22CEC50. Ontario CEC is grateful to CEC International for providing this special membership discount, which is available until December 31, 2022. Note: CEC membership dues can be used as a professional association fee for income tax purposes.  

 

New Membership

Please continue to encourage your colleagues to join CEC. Ensure that they are aware of the wonderful resources and benefits that come with CEC membership. Refer them to our membership page, https://ontario.exceptionalchildren.org/membership where they can see the top 5 reasons to join CEC.

For more information regarding CEC membership, contact Beth Kavanagh, Ontario CEC Membership Chair  kavanaghbeth85@gmail.com

 

Canadian Community on CEC website

On the CEC homepage, look for “My Communities”.  Here you will find the Canadian Community that we, as Canadian members, can use to network with our colleagues across the country. This is similar to the CECommunity All-Members Forum.

 

Meet the Board of Directors Candidates – CEC International

The election period to fill five vacancies on the CEC Board of Directors is open from October 3 – 19, 2022. Through the link below you can learn about the candidates before you vote. As members of the CEC community, it’s our job to find the most well-qualified and best-fitting candidates who bring a diversity of perspectives to the work of the Board of Directors in order to advance CEC’s mission.

https://exceptionalchildren.org/blog/get-know-candidates-board-directors

 

101st Annual CEC Convention and Expo – March 1 – 4, 2023   Louisville, Kentucky

https://cecconvention.org/registration

Posted:  13 October, 2022

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