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The Atkinson Centre has established strong university–community research alliances and contributes to the field of early childhood through key events that support knowledge mobilization that extend our “community” provincially, nationally and internationally.

The Atkinson Centre regularly sponsors events with our partners to support public education and professional learning in early childhood education that meets the commitment to excellence in research and academic programs at OISE.

2017 Events

Date: Postponed until Spring 2018
Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Kenneth C. Rowe Hall

Dates: August 24-25, 2017
Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, Bedford, Nova Scotia

Date: June 2, 2017
Location: OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Main Floor Library, Toronto, Ontario

Dates: March 1-3, 2017
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Presenter: Zeenat Janmohamed, Chair of the School of Social and Community Services and Deaf and Deafblind Studies, George Brown College, and Atkinson Centre visiting scholar
Presentation: Schools at the Centre: Findings from Case Studies Exploring Seamless Early Learning in Ontario

Date: February 17 & 18, 2017
Location: Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Surrey, British Columbia
Presenter: Bernice Cipparone McLeod, Executive Director, Atkinson Centre

 

2016 Events

Date & Location: November 11, 2016, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Webinar
Presenter: Jane Bertrand, Adjunct Faculty, OISE, and Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

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Date & Location: Various
Presenter: Bernice Cipparone McLeod, Executive Director, Atkinson Centre

Date: July 20-24, 2016
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Presenters: Emis Akbari, Atkinson Centre Early Childhood Policy Postdoctoral Fellow; Michal Perlman, APHD Associate Professor

Date: June 6-7, 2016
Location: Paris, France
Presenters: Jane Bertrand, Adjunct Faculty, OISE, and Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation; Kerry McCuaig, Atkinson Centre Fellow In Early Childhood Policy

Date: June 3, 2016
Location: George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, Toronto, Ontario

Date: 2016 (on-going)
Location: British Columbia
Details: Members of the Atkinson Centre in collaboration with British Columbia's Ministry of Education are evaluating the StrongStart BC program across the province.  They are examining the effects of the program on parents, facilitators, kindergarten teachers and administrators making recommendations for program improvement.
 

Date: April 25, 2016
Location: University of Toronto, OISE, Toronto, Ontario

Date: April 2, 2016
Location: Conestoga College, Doon Campus, Kitchener, Ontario
Presenter: Bernice Cipparone McLeod, Executive Director, Atkinson Centre

 

2015 Events

Date: October 25, 2015
Location: Toronto Waldorf School, 9100 Bathurst St, Thornhill
Questions/RSVP: hchurch@torontowaldorfschool.com

Date: September 25-26, 2015
Location: Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Presenters: Zeenat Janmohamed, Visiting Scholar, Bernice Cipparrone McLeod, Atkinson Centre Executive Director

Date: September 7-10, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Presenters: Kerry McCuaig, Atkinson Centre Fellow In Early Childhood Policy; Zeenat Janmohamed, Visiting Scholar; Romona Gananathan, Ph.D. Candidate, OISE; Jane Bertrand, Adjunct Faculty, OISE, and Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

Date: September 3, 2015
Location: OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Presenter: Linda Mitchell, Associate Professor and Director of the Early Years Research Centre at The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Date: July 15-17, 2015
Location: Peter Gzowski College, Trent University, 2510 Pioneer Road, Peterborough, Ontario
Presenter: Jane Bertrand, Adjunct Faculty, OISE, and Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

Date: June 18-21, 2015
Location: Quebec City, Quebec
Presenter: Emis Akbari, Post Doctoral Fellow

Date: June 9, 2015
Location:Coptic Centre, 1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, Ontario
Keynote Speaker: Jane Bertrand, Adjunct Faculty, OISE, and Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

Date: June 5, 2015
Location: OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
 

  • The Science of Early Child Development (SECD)

Date: June 4, 2015
Location: George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario

Date: May 21-22, 2015
Location: Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario
Presenter: Zeenat Janmohamed, Visiting Scholar

Date: May 20, 2015
Location: Monash Conference Centre, Monash University, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Presenter: Jane Bertrand, Adjunct Faculty, OISE, and Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

  • 3rd Annual Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership Symposium hosted by George Brown College

Date: April 16, 2015
Location: Oakham House, Ryerson University, 55 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario
Keynote Speaker: Jane Bertrand, Adjunct Faculty, OISE, and Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation

Date: April 16-19, 2015
Location: York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario
Presenter: Kerry McCuaig, Atkinson Centre Fellow In Early Childhood Policy

Date: April 15, 2015
Location: OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Presenters: Zeenat Janmohamed, Principal Investigator; Kerry McCuaig, Researcher; Emis Akbari, Research; Romona Gananathan, Researcher

Date: March 12, 2015
Location: Canad Inns Portage La Prairie, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Presenter: Kerry McCuaig, Atkinson Centre Fellow In Early Childhood Policy

Date: March 12, 2015
Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, Ontario
Presenter: Emis Akbari, Post Doctoral Fellow and Claire Watson, Psychotherapist

Date: March 10, 2015
Location: OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

  • Growing Education Down to Include the Early Years
    Presented to Minister of Education, Susan Sullivan and staff, by Kerry McCuaig, Atkinson Centre Fellow In Early Childhood Policy, and the Jimmy Pratt Foundation, St. John's, Newfoundland (March 4, 2015)
     
  • Early Childhood Education Report 2014, Lesson for Newfoundland
    Kerry McCuaig, Atkinson Centre Fellow In Early Childhood Policy, with the Jimmy Pratt Foundation, St. John's, Newfoundland (March 4, 2015) 
     
  • CFUW Guelph's Community Forum on Child Care

Date: February 19, 2015
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Presenter: Zeenat Janmohamed, Principal Investigator

2014 Events

2013 Events

2012 Events

2011 Events

  • Leading the Way in Early Learning (March 23, 2011)
  • Early Childhood Policy, Provisions & Practice: Critical questions about care & education (February 10, 2011)
  • Stress Exposure and Child Behavioral and Somatic Health (January 12, 2011)

2010 Events

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