Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
Learn more and register: Conference webpage 
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Admissions - Collaboration Within Network [clear filter]
Sunday, April 7


Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Admissions - Learning Differences in Admissions and Beyond
Admissions Leaders, Learning Strategists, and a Head of School will speak to various school cultures around learning differences - how students are managed through the admissions funnel, in the classroom at various grade levels, how they are supported by Learning Strategists, and what happens when students can no longer be supported appropriately. This session will be open to participants from any network that may wish to attend.

Panel presentations will be followed by Q and A. After a 10-minute break, participants will have small group discussions at their tables, and then a roundup facilitated by the panel.


Kelly D'Aoust

Director of Inclusive Ed & KEY, Collingwood School
Special Education Support programming K-12Admissions Intake for students with IEPsFocus on Inclusion and Teaching to Diversity
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Kirsten Davel

Assistant Director of Academics, St. Michaels University School
Kirsten is the Assistant Director of Academics at St. Michaels University School, and has over three decades of experience in the classroom. That said, she is as excited about her own learning as she is about the learning of her students. Kirsten recently completed a Masters degree... Read More →

Leanne Foster

Head of School, Trafalgar Castle School

Linden Gray

Head of Prep School and Learning Strategist, Halifax Grammar School
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Tiara Hillis

Director of Admissions, Greenwood College School
As the Director of Admissions, Tiara supports the recruitment and selection of mission appropriate students. Tiara gets great pleasure working with the school’s Host and Ambassador Team, teaching, coaching and mentoring. She is proud of her role in the start-up of an innovative... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Toronto AB


Admissions Network Dinner - Branksome Hall
Hosted by Branksome Hall.

We are looking forward to some down time with you during our Network dinner. Please look for the Admissions Network Dinner sign in the Hotel lobby. Buses to depart at 6:30 p.m.       

Sunday April 7, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Monday, April 8


Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Admissions - ARC - Best Practices, Challenges and Rewards
Admissions leaders from various markets will discuss Applicant Review Committees, including how the admissions process works at their respective schools, who is involved in interviewing, assessment, and final decision-making. The related challenges and rewards of this collaborative approach will be explored. The panel discussion will be followed by Q and A.


Kathay Carson

Director of Enrolment Management, St. George's School of Montreal

Lise Lacroix

Director of Admissions and Operations, Kingsway College School

Alexis Lang Lunn

Assistant Director of Admissions, St. Michaels University School

David McBride

Vice-Principal, Enrolment Management, Upper Canada College

Monday April 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Toronto AB


Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Admissions - What Does Diversity and Inclusion Look Like in our Schools?
Participants will work in small groups and be asked to consider what diversity looks like in their schools; how it is infused, taught, acknowledged, and celebrated, and how this inclusion, and the acceptance of all differences, are monitored and measured.

A facilitated discussion with the full group will follow the small group conversations.

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Julie Cameron

Director of Admissions, Ridley College
Julie Cameron is the Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance at Ridley College in St Catharines, Ontario. Julie has been a Director of Admission since 2007, after a 20 year career in Airline Management including Infight Services and Airports.
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Janis Clark

Director of Enrolment and Financial Aid, Collingwood School

Monday April 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Toronto AB
Tuesday, April 9