OPC Summit on Public Education in Canada - April 3 and 4, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario #CanEdSummit

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The Ontario Principals’ Council, representing public school leaders throughout the province, will host this pivotal event. Collectively, we will develop a vision for the future of K-12 education in Canada. The purpose of the Summit is to identify key challenges and potential solutions related to education across Canada, with a broad vision for future ready students to which all Canadians can aspire with a focus on leadership, anti-oppression and anti-colonialism.

This must-attend event will welcome up to 400 delegates from Canada who will gather to share their ideas about improving public education. Our goal is to bring together a broad-based group to participate in this important conversation. Representatives from across Canada with a vested interest in education, including educators, non-educator school and board staff, Indigenous community members and leaders, mental health specialists, government officials, community leaders, parents, students and business leaders, are invited to register. This is a networking and future shaping opportunity that should not be missed! 

A paper summarizing the conversations and recommendations will be published following the Summit. It’s our intention that the paper will become a conversation starter for stakeholders across Canada that will lead to positive changes. These conversations will move us forward to continued quality public education that is responsive to the changing needs of Canadian society.

Keynote Speakers Images: Yong Zhao, Niigaan Sinclair, Anna Pons. Panel Moderator Image: Dr. Andrew B. Campbell (Dr. ABC)

Summit Highlights

  • National Networking – Opportunities to collaborate and share practices that will enhance outcomes for the future of education and for the well-being of students. 
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion– Discussions with individuals having different identities and opportunities to identify ways in which to create anti-racist and anti-colonial learning environments.
  • Student Voice An important aspect of our work in informing the future of education, student voice will be included in our programming and reflection.
  • Size – The largest leadership event of its kind for 2023. 
  • Environmentally Sustainable– Paperless and mobile-friendly and doing our part to reduce negative emissions through carbon offsets.   
  • Tech Savvy – Interactive experience, connecting attendees to content through a specialized app.  
  • Impact and ReachA paper summarizing the recommendations will be published following the event to continue the conversation with stakeholders across Canada. 
  • Implications Beyond the Summit – Build meaningful professional relationships with opportunities for continued networking. The paper developed will potentially inform policy on the future of learning.   

Location and Hotel Reservation Information




Nightly Rate

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Fairmont Royal York Hotel


100 Front Street West, Toronto  


$349 + taxes  


A group rate has been arranged at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for Summit participants. There are still limited rooms available at the group rate of $349 plus taxes per night and reserved for participants, please contact OPC at summit2023@principals.ca. 

Included with reservation: 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in Guest Room

  • Guestroom rates extended 3 days pre & post event-based availability of guestrooms  


Summit Fee*$395 plus HST (Harmonized Sales Tax)

*to cover the cost of food and beverage during the event.

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Cancellation policy:  Full refund less $75 admin fee more than two weeks prior, 50 % refund 7-14 days prior and 0 refund in the 7 days prior.

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Principal Association Projects is a financial contributor to the Summit to advance student-centred leadership development.


 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Sunday, April 2, 2023

Join us on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto as we celebrate the organization we have today, representing close to 5,400 principals and vice-principals in every English public-school board in Ontario.

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