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Details At A Glance

Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Rosaria Centre at Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax


  • $75 (+HST) for AECENS Members
  • $100 (+HST) for Non-members.
Lunch & Parking are included with registration!


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 Africentric 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