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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
 
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pre-registration (optional)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
  • Elder Joanne Dallaire
  • Chief Joseph Gilbert, Walpole Island First Nation
  • Gary Lipinski, President, Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Deborah Newman, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Raymond Théberge, Assistant Deputy Minister, French Language, Aboriginal Learning and Research Division, Ministries of Education and Training, Colleges and Universities
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote Address
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Health Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Learning Sessions
Accountability and Transparency
Responsiveness and Respect
Aboriginal Learners’ Success
Labour Market Readiness
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Student Panel
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Health Break
2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Working Sessions ** sessions will repeat on day 2**
Accountability  and Reporting
Leadership and Development
Building PSET System Capacity
Access and Pathways to Achievement
Retention and Completion Strategies
Transitions to the Labour Force
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Reception
Closing Prayer by Elder Joanne Dallaire
Thursday, March 3, 2011
 
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks
  • Senator Roland St. Germain, Métis Nation of Ontario  
  • France Picotte, Chair Métis Nation of Onatario
  • Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulous, Chiefs of Ontario
  • Honourable Chris Bentley, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs  
  • Honourable John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Elders & Senators Panel
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Working Sessions ** sessions are repeats from day 1**
Accountability  and Reporting
Leadership and Development
Building PSET System Capacity
Access and Pathways to Achievement
Retention and Completion Strategies
Session J:
Transitions to the Labour Force
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Greetings
  • Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director,  Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC)  
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Keynote Address
  • Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Armchair Discussion
  • Opening remarks by Don Drummond
  • Moderated by Steve Paikin
  • Panelist:
    • Gary Lipinski, President, Métis Nation of Ontario
    • Bonnie Patterson, President and CEO, Council of Ontario Universities
    • Brenda Small, Dean of Negahneewin College, Academic and Community Development, Confederation College
    • Rosie Mosquito, President and CEO, Oshki Pimach-O-Win Education Institute
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Closing Prayer by Senator Roland St. Germain
 
 
 
 
 
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