CAPSLE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021 Program Schedule:  

[Times are Eastern Standard (Ontario) time zone]

 ** - Please note: The presenters for the session scheduled for Monday, May 3rd from 1:15 - 2:15 had to cancel.  Joël Roque has kindly offered to do his French presentation (scheduled for Sunday) in English as well on Monday to fill that spot.  


Sunday, May 2, 2021


12:00 – 12:15

Conference opening – Plenary session

Judy and Larry with greetings, housekeeping





12:15 – 1:15

Keynote address 1 – Plenary Session

Dr. Jerome Cranston



Anti-Racism in Education






Room 1



Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

1:30 – 2:30

Concurrent Sessions 1

Corinne Barrett DeWiele

Une étude des expériences des directions d’école du Manitoba des mauvais traitements en milieu de travail - fréquence, sévérité et impacts

Eric Roher

Navigating the Legal Challenges of COVID-19

Sheilagh Turkington

Issues in Litigation as a means for challenging Racism and Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Racism in Employment in Education

Manu Sharma

The undercurrents of the pandemic on social justice school wide initiatives: A case study of two British Columbia Secondary Schools

Sivane Hirsch & Devorah Feldman

Homeschooling within a Hassidic community in Montreal: New regulations seen as leverage or obstacle for pedagogical and social innovation


2:45 – 3:45

Concurrent Sessions 2

Joël Rocque

Plus ça change, plus ça reste pareil… Tendances émergentes en matière d’accommodement en milieu scolaire

Jean-Frédéric Hübsch

Administrative oversight of education: Perspectives from Ontario

Holly Hunter

Unstable Ground: Planning for Schools Amidst Changing Demographic & Settlement Patterns

Alex Battick

Trending Towards Equity

Nicholus Tumelo Mollo

The role of South African teacher unions in the introduction of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Public Schools

3:45 – 4:00

First day wrap up – PLENARY








Monday, May 3, 2021


12:00 – 1:00

Keynote address 2 – Plenary session

Professor Fay Faraday



Substantive Equality and Education






Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5



1:15 – 2:15

Concurrent Sessions 3

Maxine Vincelette & Sara-Marie Scott

Les faits saillants de la plus récente décision de la Cour suprême du Canada en matière du droit

à l’éducation garanti par l’article 23 de la Charte

William Smale & Charles Russo

Understanding Social Media and Electronic Communication

in the Educational Context


Teresa Haykowsky

Key Issues, Trends and Best Practices in School Board Governance in 2021: Case Law and External Investigations


Joël Rocque

Going back to basics... New Trends of the Duty to Accommodate in the Education Sector

Kathy Theberge & Brad Blaisdell

A comprehensive approach to Psychologically Safe and Welcoming Schools – Respect in School and Respect in the Workplace

2:30 – 3:30

Concurrent Sessions 4

Millie Lefebvre

Chevauchement ambigu entre la vie privée et la vie publique : meilleures pratiques pour les

éducateurs sur les médias sociaux

Kent Donlevy & Charles Russo

A Bridge Too Far: Students, Parents, Schools, Liability Waivers, & Indemnity Clauses in the Age of COVID-19

Christopher Rusko

Blurred lines: Best practices for social media use by educators

Bruce Maxwell

Teacher Impartiality: Lessons from Quebec’s Ethics and Religious Literacy Curriculum

Lisa Kelly

Do Police Belong in Schools? 

3:30 – 4:00

PLENARY - President’s reception, award of life membership, announcement of bursary winner








Tuesday, May 4, 2021


12:00 – 1:00

Keynote address 3 – Plenary Session

Dr. Tracey Burns



Education in a Digital World






Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5



1:15 – 2:15

Concurrent Sessions 5

Fabienne Lajoie & Patrick Twagirayezu

L’isolement et la restreinte physique dans les écoles, une analyse juridictionnelle

Darryl Hunter, Charles Russo, Paul Clarke

A Comparative Analysis of Quebec’s Laicity Act

and Religious Dress in American Public Schools

Zosia Hortsing & Satkaran Sandhu

“We Resist, We  Build, We Rise”: Student activism and the Charter-protected freedoms of expression and association


Christian Paquette

Meeting the Challenges of Attendance Management for School Staff in a New Era

Hugh Connelly

How to write an Ontario pupil suspension letter

2:30 – 3:30

Concurrent Sessions 6

Monika Ferenczy

Qu’est-ce qu’une conseillère en education? Cinq ans de données révèlent pourquoi les parents cherchent ce nouveau service


Joan Grace & Ardith McGeown Plant

Pandemic 2020, Crisis Management and Public Education in Manitoba

Marianne Mazzorato, Stephanie Strong, & Margaret Beck

One Day at a Time– A Road Map and Templates for Transitioning to the

Elementary Hybrid Learning Mode

Maddie Axelrod

When Business Becomes Personal: On- and Off-Duty Conduct in the COVID Age


Monica Williams & David Young

The Evolving Legal and Policy Landscape of Inclusive Education in Canada

3:30 - 4

Conference wrap up - PLENARY







The conference will take place over three half days on May 2-4, 2021, from noon to 4 p.m. Eastern time.  This will allow participants to attend from all across Canada, with the Eastern members participating during their afternoons, and the most Western members participating during their mornings.