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A proud history that started in 1985

The ECRTNO is proud to offer an annual provincial conference, regional professional development gatherings, and virtual networking opportunities. View the tabs below for more information on our upcoming events!

We are also happy to promote other organization’s events that are pertinent to those on our field. If you have an event to promote, please complete the Event Submission Form

Better Together, Safer Apart

Zoom

Join Resource Teachers and Consultants from across Ontario discussing what supports looks like during social distancing. Grab your morning coffee and hop on Zoom for breakout networking sessions to connect with others in the field!

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SEPTEMBER 2019

Supporting Inclusive Environments through Universal Design for Learning

Unifor Hall, Small Hall (Enter through side doors)

This workshop will provide an introduction to Universal Design for Learning, an approach to supporting inclusive learning environments by designing curriculum and materials for all children.

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Unpacking Food Literacy Conference

Chestnut Conference Centre

Join educators, health professionals and others to learn about the latest food literacy research and what works best for educating children and families in school or community programs. Hear about food literacy in a complex foodscape and learn about some innovative strategies that address changing social norms and the food environment.

13-14

OCTOBER 2018

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DECEMBER 2018

PD Opportunity – Forest School Course

Chestnut Conference Centre

The course will combine theory and experiential learning to offer participants a deeper understanding of what forest school is and can how it can be implemented from the school yard to a sprawling forest or the banks of the river, at a daycare with toddlers or in your own backyard with your children.

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Fourth Annual FASD Awareness Conference

Enji-Maajtaawaad Early Years Program, 330 Chippewa Rd. Muncey, Ontario, N0L-1Y0

Participants in this session will:
▪ Gain a better understanding of the concept of FASD as a pervasive, invisible, brain-based disability
▪ Review/change our mindset in working with children with FASD in the community
▪ Learn how to apply a neurobehavioural approach when working/living with children and youth with FASD

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OCTOBER 2017

A Day of Fun and Learning with the Ooey Gooey Lady

Hanover Columbus Centre, 963 Hwy #4, Hanover ON N4N 3T1

Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over 20 years; teaching and working with children in various environments including Head Start, kindergarten, private preschools, family childcare, park and rec centers, group homes and many child care centers.

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MARCH 2017

FASD Awareness Conference – March 2017

Munsee Delaware Community Centre | 533 Thomigo Road, Muncey, ON N0L 1Y0

Lisa Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over 20 years; teaching and working with children in various environments including Head Start, kindergarten, private preschools, family childcare, park and rec centers, group homes and many child care centers.

21-23

MARCH 2017

Decoding the Autism Brain

Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, ON, N3T 5W5

Occupational Therapist and owner of Labyrinth Journeys, a company dedicated to providing professional and personal growth workshops. Kim is a Neuro-Developmental Treatment-OT instructor and a teacher of Sensory Integration Therapy, with post-graduate study in neurosciences and a range of complementary healing practices.

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FEBRUARY 2015

Regulation through Relationship: From Awareness to Action

HDC Institute, Toronto

Join Kim Barthel for this one-day workshop that provides caregivers with a deep understanding of what sits behind the scenes of their child’s behavioural challenges. Blending the detective work of unraveling the meaning behaviour with practical tools, this workshop will emphasize the importance of changing behavior through relationship.

24-25

MARCH 2014

Reflective Family Play: A Whole-Family Treatment Model for Infants and Younger Children

HDC Institute, Toronto

Reflective Family Play (RFP) was developed to fill a gap in service, and move beyond dyadic treatments by providing family therapy for a younger population.

24-26

April 2024

2024 Provincial Conference - Enriching Resource Consulting: Navigating Diversity & Inclusive Practice

Toronto, Ontario

The Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario is pleased to invite Resource Teachers, Consultants, Supervisors, Managers, associate professionals and Early Childhood Educators to join us for our 2024 Provincial Conference -Navigating Diversity and Inclusive Practice with Current Research Trends.

This year the conference will focus on current research, coaching and mentoring and differing perspectives to help us grow our inclusive perspectives and become even stronger leaders. Join us for this dynamic and engaging event in Toronto that is sure to provide practical, relevant information that will impact your daily work in our ever changing field.

Be sure to register before January 26, 2024 to get our early bird discount!

Click here for our Conference Brochure:

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MAY 2023

2023 Provincial Conference: Leading Change; Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

Hilton Niagara Falls

We are delighted to welcome you to the Early Childhood Resource Teachers of Ontario (ECRTNO) 2023 conference, Embracing Change; Leading Diversity and Inclusion. ECRTNO conferences provide a common ground for Resource Consultants, Managers and all advocates of inclusion in our early years sector. After three long years, and two virtual conferences, we are happy to be able to meet in person to share our experiences, gain new knowledge and network with our fellow members and community members.

Our 2023 Provincial Conference in Niagara Falls promises to be the conference of a lifetime. From May 10th to May 12th, we will be celebrating our ability to embrace change as leaders supporting diversity and inclusion.

Be sure to register before March 15, 2023 to get our early bird discount!

Click here for our Conference Brochure:

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NOVEMBER 2019

Together: We Can Do Great Things 2019

Hilton Niagara Falls Ballroom       19:00 – 20:30

This event will focus on three main streams of interest: Children’s Mental Health, Supporting School Aged Children, and Professional Self-Care and Well-Being.

Keynote Presentation – Jean Clinton
Save the Date
Registration is Now Open

25-27

OCTOBER 2017

2nd Joint Learning Institute

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, Suites & Conference Centre in Richmond Hill

Join us October 25-27, 2017 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, Suites & Conference Centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario for 3 full days of skill-building professional development.

Early Bird Deadline Extended
Reminder: Early Bird Deadline Is September 13th
Call for Poster Presenters 2017 Provincial Learning Institute
Save the Date
Provincial Learning Institute Update
ECRTNO and OAICD Joint Learning Institute

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NOVEMBER 2016

Inclusion: A Cause for Celebration Conference

Holiday Inn Ottawa East | 1119 Joseph Cyr Street | Ottawa, Ontario K1J 7T4

Attention all Resource Teachers/Resource Consultants, the Early Childhood Resource Teachers Network of Ontario (ECRTNO) and Children’s Integration Support Services (CISS), a program of Andrew Fleck Child Care Services, are pleased to invite you to attend our celebratory conference Inclusion – A Cause for Celebration on November 15, 16 and 17th, 2016. The conference marks the 30th anniversary of the ECRTNO as well as the 25th anniversary of CISS.

Save the Date – 30th Annual Conference

19-21

OCTOBER 2016

The Best of Both Worlds: The Intersection of Infant and Child Development and Infant Mental Health

Caesars Windsor

The OntarioAssociation for Infant and Child Development (OAICD) is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for presentations, workshops and posters to be presentated at our upcoming learning institute on October 20 and 21, 2016 at Caesars Windsor in Windosr, Ontario. We will host a full-day pre-institute workshop at the hotel on October 19, 2016.

16-18

SEPTEMBER 2015

29th Annual Conference

Cambridge Hotel – Conference Centre | 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 5L8

The ECRTNO is excited to announce our 29th Annual Conference on September 16, 17, and 18, 2015. Please check out our brochure for more information.

Call for Presenters – Conference 2015

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OCTOBER 2014

28th Annual Conference

Cambridge Hotel – Conference Centre | 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 5L8

The ECRTNO is excited to announce our 28th Annual Conference on October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2014. Please check out our brochure for more information.

28th Annual Conference Brochure
Registration Form (PDF)

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OCTOBER 2013

Building Resilience: In Community, Children, Families & Professionals

Cambridge Hotel – Conference Centre | 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 5L8

The Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario (ECRTNO) and The Ontario Association for Infant and Child Development (OAICD) are excited to announce that they will come together to deliver a joint conference on October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2013. 2013 Conference.

18-20

APRIL 2012

26th Annual Provincial Conference

108 Jozo Weider Boulevard, Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2

Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario presents the 26th Annual Provincial Conference at the beautiful Blue Mountain Resort on April 18 – 20, 2012. * Conference brochure, registration and membership forms, online booking and directions are now available to download.

Conference Brochure 2012 Dec 4th
Registration and Membership forms
Conference Brochure 2012 Dec 4th

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APRIL 2011

25th Annual Provincial Conference

Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario

Help us celebrate 25 years of professional development in the Early Childhood Resource Teaching field at the 2011 ECRTNO Conference!

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APRIL 2009

23rd Annual Provincial Conference

Four Points by Sheaton: St. Catherines Niagara Suites

23rd Annual Conference: The Treasures of Diversity April 15th -17th, 2009 St. Catherines, Ontario Four Points by Sheaton: St. Catherines Niagara Suites A little teaser of what is to come…. Rabia Khedr is a consultant with diversityworX and a dynamic speaker. Part of the mission of diversityworX is “To promote diversity in the workplace …

Brochure

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OCTOBER 2018

Western Regional Gathering a Day with Shelly Moore

Red Rose Convention Centre, 1233 Derry Road East, Mississauga

Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States.

Children to the Forefront Central Regional Gathering
Western Regional Gathering a Day with Shelly Moore

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JUNE 2018

Eastern Regional Gathering with Shelley Moore

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre | 102 Greenview Avenue, Ottawa

Join us for an interactive and high energy day focused on supporting children from a strength based perspective.

Registration Extended