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Ontario CEC’s 65th Annual Provincial Special Education Conference will be held December 3 – 4, 2021 at the Marriott  Downtown CF Toronto Eaton Centre! 2021 also marks the 25th Anniversary of the Yes I Can Student Awards.

The theme of the 2021 conference is Well-being, Equity and Success for All; presentations will focus on evidence-based practices, instructional strategies, and technology to equitably support the well-being, learning and achievement of all students with special education needs. We are also excited to share that this year’s conference, a hybrid event, will provide a virtual component for those who are unable to attend in person. The conference program features more than 70 lecture and poster presentations in numerous topical areas, including: accessibility; diversity, equity and inclusion; paraprofessionals; mental health and well-being for students and educators; at-risk children & youth; autism; assistive and adaptive technology; transitions; managing challenging behaviour; virtual and online learning; learning disabilities; developmental disabilities; indigenous education; post-secondary initiatives; and low incidence exceptionalities.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Ontario CEC Board of Directors’ Meeting
Ontario CEC Annual General Meeting
Conference Registration Friday, December 3, 2021
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Opening Session & Keynote Address
Concurrent In-person and Virtual Breakout Sessions
Exhibitor/ Publisher Display
Networking Luncheon
Past Presidents’ Reception
Silent Auction

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Poster Presentations & Continental Breakfast
Concurrent In-person and Virtual Breakout Sessions
Exhibitor/Publisher Display
Community Agency Display
Adult and Yes I Can Student Award Presentations
Celebratory Luncheon

COVID-19 Safety Measures and Protocols

  • The Ontario CEC Board of Directors and the Marriott are committed to providing a safe conference experience for everyone. To that end, the following protocols will be in place:
  • In accordance with the Government of Ontario’s directive, all in-person conference participants, including attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and volunteers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.
  • Registered in-person conference participants will receive information on how to verify their vaccination status using a free, simple, secure, and PHIPA-compliant third-party vendor.
  • A virtual option to participate in the conference is available for those unable to attend in-person; this option will include virtual presentations via Zoom and recordings of select in-person presentations.
  • Meeting rooms and the exhibit hall will be set in accordance with social distancing and capacity guidelines.
  • Masks are mandatory, except when eating.
  • Marriott International has instituted a variety of protocols and elevated practices; a full list may be accessed here: https://whattoexpect.marriott.com/yyzec

Click here to read more and register online


In-person Conference

In-person Conference (Attendee) $350.00
In-person Conference (CEC Member) $300.00
In-person Conference (Exhibitor – 1 table) $400.00
In-person Conference (Exhibitor – 2 tables) $700.00
In-person Conference (Presenter) $300.00
In-person Conference (Student) $250.00

Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference (Attendee) $250.00
Virtual Conference (CEC Member) $225.00
Virtual Conference (Presenter ) $225.00
Virtual Conference (Student) $200.00