In Winter/Spring 2021, Osgoode Professional Development (OPD) delivered a program focused on anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous racism. The program received overwhelming positive feedback from school board leaders.

OsgoodePD is pleased to announce the following new offerings in the Intensive Human Rights Training Program for School Board Leaders. These programs are designed for trustees, directors of education and board senior leadership.

The 2023 program consists of two half-day, live online sessions. The first session on Disability Rights in Public Education (Spring 2023) has now concluded. Below, are the available dates for the fall program on Hate Activity in School Boards open to Trustees, Directors and Senior School Board Leaders.


Hate Activity in School Boards

The sessions are repeated on two (2) dates. Please select one (1) program date in accordance with your job title (Trustee or Director/Senior School Board Leader)

Trustee Dates                 
Sat. Sept. 23, 9:30am – 1:00pm/ET OR
Tues. Oct 3, 5:30pm – 9:00pm/ET

Director/Senior School Board Leader Dates
Mon. Oct. 2, 9:00am – 12:30pm/ET OR
Mon. Oct. 23, 9:00am – 12:30pm/ET 

Our world is no stranger to the outcomes of hate and discrimination. From WWII to present day, the lessons to be drawn from hate are clear.

Offered in the Fall of 2023, this blended session will provide a foundational understanding of manifestations of hate and discrimination relevant to Ontario’s publicly funded school boards. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of hate activities that are directed at targeted groups in Ontario as well as an understanding of the impact of hate activity on students, staff, and school communities.

The program will engage participants in discussions about how school boards can identify, prevent, and address discrimination and hate and build on participants’ practical skills to identify and address discrimination and hate activities.

If you registered for the Disability Rights in Education (Spring 2023) you will be contacted by email and asked to pick from the appropriate dates noted.

Disability Rights in Public Education

Please note that the registration for this program (Spring 2023) has already closed. Those who attended will be contacted by email to register for the fall program. New registrants to the 2023 learning series (i.e. you did not register for the Disability Rights session in the spring) should register using the registration button at the top left of this page.

Established in the early 1980s as a part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, also as a protection in the Ontario Human Rights Code, disability rights are an everyday part of publicly funded education.

This program will provide school board leaders and trustees with a foundational understanding of disability rights in publicly funded education. Participants in the disability rights program will learn from human rights experts regarding unconscious bias specific to ableism, protections from discrimination under the Human Rights Code, how discrimination based on disability manifests in schools and classrooms, and emerging issues in special education.

Program Completion

Upon completion of both sessions including the submission of a reflection for each program and a self-declaration, you will be eligible to receive a confirmation of attendance and participation.

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$245 + Tax

Trustee Dates      

Registration for this is now closed.

Director/Senior School Board Leader Dates

Important – Registration FAQs

  • Payment will be required at the time of registration – credit card/online payments accepted
  • Registering a group? Please email Payment is due prior to start of the program.
  • Technical or Program related questions? Please email