The National Inner City Conference
The Centre for Urban Schooling played a key organizational role in the Canadian Council for Inner City Education’s national conference, which was held in Toronto from April 19-21, 2007. The conference title and theme was Inner City: Strength in Diversity/ Advocating for the Future. The Conference was sponsored by the Toronto District School Board and supported by many other organizations, including the Centre for Urban Schooling at OISE/UT. Please click here to see the letter sent out to the 1200 participants at the Conference by the Conference Co-chairs, Jeff Kugler and Linda Perez. The National Action Plan for Inner City Education, developed at the conference, is now in its final format.
If you are in Toronto please come to the founding meeting of the activist inner city education group that will work in Toronto to make the action plan a reality. The meeting to form the action group is on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 from 6-8pm at OISE 11th floor, room 164. Please plan to attend. It is still possible to make Inner City education an election issue this fall.
The inner city parents who attended the conference have been meeting since the conference to determine what course of action they would like to take. The work with parents has been facilitated by Jeff Kugler. The parents have decided to form an independent inner city parent action group whose mission is to bring to life the National Inner City Education Action Plan. The group is called Toronto Inner City Schools Parent Action Committee (TICSPAC). A temporary steering committee has been formed.
The next meeting of TICSPAC is on March 4th, 2008, from 6:30 - 8:30pm. It will be held at OISE, room 11-164. The meeting is open to all inner city parents and residents interested in advocating for inner city young people and schools.
There will be a meeting of the CCICE Chapter Coordinating Committee on February 28th, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 at OISE room 10-148.
There will be a meeting of the Canadian Council for Inner City Education, Toronto Chapter on March 27th, 2008. It will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at OISE, in room 2-211.