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Equity & Inclusive Education ~ Keys to Successful Implementation

May 30, 2012

Toronto, Ontario

Hosted by the Antiracist Multicultural Education Network of Ontario (AMENO), this conference will bring together educators, administrators, trustees, parents and community members to address the challenges faced in implementing Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy, and to share practical strategies and resources for successful implementation of the Strategy. Dynamic speakers, including the Minister of Education and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, as well as interactive workshops, will provide the forum for lively discussion. Early bird rate if you register on line.

Pre-register at amenoeie.eventbrite.com | download flyer


AMENO Presents - Tips for Boards and Schools on Community Outreach and Parent Engagement

In April 2009, the Ministry of Education launched its new equity strategy - Realizing the Promise of Diversity: Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy. AMENO, a critical voice in education since 1987, was instrumental throughout the process. AMENO is pleased to launch this brochure as a tool to assist in the implementation of the Strategy and Board equity and inclusive education policies.

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Meeting with the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, May 11th, 2009.

A delegation from AMENO met Minister Wynne, in advance of the May 21st conference. AMENO members, Sandy Yep, Mary Samuel, Angela Bosco & Kurt McIntosh provided feedback on the implementation of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy. They outlined three areas of concern: Strengthen the analysis and understanding of equity and inclusive education throughout the education sector; carve out explicit equity directives within current Ministry programs eg. Character Education, Literacy & Numeracy, etc. and maintain a strong emphasis on accountability and the measurement of outcomes and results.

AMENO position statement


April 6, 2009

Helping More Students Succeed

McGuinty Government Launches Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy
Ontario is helping more students reach their full potential.

View the complete text:

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AMENO Welcomes the New Strategy!

In recognition of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy, we invite educators to attend the upcoming Equity Summit Forum: Inclusive Leadership – Achieving Equity in Ontario Schools. This one-day forum brings equity and educational leaders together to share many of their best practices; hear from the Equity Summit Group (Board Equity Advisors) and listen to the vision of the Minister of Education, the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, about Ontario’s leadership in the field.

This is another landmark event in the evolution of equity in the province. Join us!

Equity Forum Flyer | Registration


AMENO CONSULTATION with Ministry of Education

The members of AMENO and the Equity Summit Group met with Dr. Ruth Flynn, Director of the Inclusive Education Branch on March 11, 2009, as part of the Ministry of Education’s consultation on the upcoming equity and inclusive education strategy. At the meeting, AMENO provided input into the draft PPM: Developing and Implementing Equity and Inclusive Education Policies in Ontario Schools and the Draft Guidelines for Policy Development and Implementation. We reiterated our hopes for an equity strategy that is systemic in nature, resourced and guided by strong leadership.

AMENO & the Equity Summit Group previously met Dr. Flynn this past year; we have put forward our position on equity with Minister Kathleen Wynne in 2007.

AMENO meeting December 2008
Equity in Education Today May 2008
Meeting with Hon. Kathleen Wynne June 2007


AMENO supports RUCKUS! 2008.

The annual RUCKUS! Youth Activism & Anti-Racism Conference is back for another exciting year. The RUCKUS! 2008 theme is “You Don’t Need A Sign to Protest”. Come participate in a number of engaging & exciting workshops that will challenge you to find your own unique way of being an activist and affecting social change. Registration is now open to schools, students & all interested youth. Check out the “RUCKUS! 2008″ section of the website for information about registering, volunteering or presenting at RUCKUS!

Link to RUCKUS | RUCKUS poster


AMENO’s Call for Workshops

AMENO will host the educator’s parallel workshops. We are looking for additional workshop ideas.

AMENO Call for Workshops @ RUCKUS!


Celebrate 20 Years with A.M.E.N.O.

Equity Champions and the Minister of Education, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Speak about Achieving Equity in Education in Ontario.

The Chair of AMENO, Sandy Yep, opened the session. Tim McCaskell, author of ‘Race to Equity’ traced the work to date. Mary Samuel, Chair of AMENO’s Equity Working Group released a report ‘Equity in Education Today’. Minister Wynne spoke about her vision and the work of the Ministry of Education to develop a framework for the province. AMENO recognized the many contributors of equity in education in the past 20 years. The session was closed by Chris D’Souza, Chair of the Equity Summit Group.

Wednesday May 14, 2008

Open Invitation to Educators

Equity in Education Today
AMENO Presentation - Minister of Edu June 22, 2007




Meeting with The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education

A delegation of AMENO met with the Minister of Education, Kathleen Wynne and her Chief of Staff Ken Stewart on June 22nd, 2007. AMENO raised the importance of Ministry leadership on the issues of equity, access and human rights in education. The Minister expressed interest and was very supportive of the issues put forward. The following is a summary of our brief presentation to the Minister.

Click here for a full text of the submission


New to AMENO?

Click here for information about membership benefits and registration. Members receive discounts on conference registration, free posters and anti-racism/anti-oppression resources for the classroom and links to other educators around the province.



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