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For full details on presentations & presenters please download the Symposium 2024 booklet.

Details At A Glance

Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax


  • $75 (+HST) for AECENS Members
  • $100 (+HST) for Non-members.


The Symposium is a new event format for us!

Each participant will select 1 session to attend for the whole day to explore your chosen topic in-depth and to develop a community of practice around it. The event registration form has spaces for you to select your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices of topics.

The Symposium also includes a Key Note Address, the annual Awards Luncheon, and a final gathering event with everyone together at the end of the day.AECENS members are also invited to stay for the Annual General Meeting after the Symposium wraps up.

Morning coffee and Lunch are included. All ECE's attending will also receive a special Nova Scotia ECE Appreciation Day gift, courtesy of Wintergreen Learning Materials!

Presenters & Sessions

  • Indigenous Learning with Brian Francis & Michelle Paul
  • Newcomers in ELCC with Jackie Youkgyoung Lee & Rocksana Pouladi
  • Engaging in Community Support Through Afrocentric Mentorship with Moashella Shortte & Trina Fraser
  • Empowering Collaboration: Inclusion Through Parent-ECE Partnerships with Beth Towler & Krysta Hartlen Côté
  •  What is Neurodiversity? with Melissa Castonguay & Leanne Thomey
  • Beyond Gender Binary with Spence Pryor & B de Guzman

The 2024 Symposium will feature a showcase of businesses and organizations including:

Wintergreen Learning Materials

Toy Maker of Lunenberg


Cape Breton Business Career College 

Opportunity Place

Awards & Sponsors

The 2024 Symposium will include our annual awards presentation during lunch. To see what awards we offer and nominate an ECE please see our Awards page. The deadline for nominations is May 27th, 2024

Thank You to our Sponsors of the following awards:

Oxford International College - sponsor of the Excellence in Practice Award

Private Donor - sponsor of the Excellence in Program Award

Cape Breton Business Career College- sponsor of the Commitment to Care Award

Tattletales Books -  sponsor of TBA

Wintergreen Learning Materials providing a gift for each ECE in attendance in recognition of Nova Scotia ECE Appreciation Day.

©AECENS, 2024
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AECENS is located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory and ancestral homeland of the Mi’kmaq Nation.  Our relationship is based on a series of Peace and Friendship treaties between the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Crown, dating back to 1725. 

AECENS recognizes that We Are All Treaty People.

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