Join the WERA Network at OISE for a CSSE Preconference on Community Advocacy in/for Education, Toronto, May 2017

Join us for an international dialogue on Community Advocacy in/for Education!

As a co-director of the WERA International Research Network on Families, Educators and Communities as Educational Advocates, I’m very pleased to invite you to participate in a unique discussion between advocates in/for education and academic researchers who study educational advocacy.  The free day-long event will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Society for Studies in Education’s (CSSE) annual conference at Ryerson University begins the following day.

We envision a series of roundtable discussions that involve researchers and advocates from across and beyond Canada sharing their current work in educational advocacy, providing constructive feedback to each other, and developing questions for future work.  Everyone who attends should come prepared to share their expertise and experiences.

If you would like to contribute to this exciting day, please send me, Sue Winton, a brief paragraph that outlines how your work relates to educational advocacy to by January 31, 2017 (email: Please note that our Network adopts a very broad definition of community, and we welcome people from diverse organizations and sectors. If you know others who might be interested in participating, please let Sue know.  A formal acceptance and an agenda for the day will be sent to all participants once contributors are confirmed.  We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!




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