• Spring Symposium 2019
  • Theme: "School/College/WORK: Pathways to the Skilled Trades"

  • Spring Symposium 2019
  • Theme: "School/College/WORK: Pathways to the Skilled Trades"

  • Spring Symposium 2019
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2019 Spring Symposium
Links to archives from the last three Symposia are provided below.
The archive files contain the workshop PowerPoint presentations and other symposium resource information.
Symposium 2019

On May 14, 2019 SCWI will be hosting the annual Spring Symposium. Input from 2018 attendees and follow-up with the RPTs has again resulted in an opportunity for those involved with and interested in SCWI to take advantage of some great workshops and networking sessions.

Humber College will be the venue for this year. Each year the Symposium Planning Committee reviews the feedback from the Symposium and introduces changes to enhance the program. The program will have two workshops, one networking session and a plenary speaker. The Symposium will finish by 2:30 pm in order to accommodate travel time for attendees.

College staff involved with After SWAC and After Adult Dual Credits as well as School Board Leaders of Experiential Learning are invited to attend the annual SCWI symposium. There will be workshops and networking sessions of interest to these groups.

Please note - there will be no Monday night pre-symposium 'Meet and Greet' this year.

Please note - no bags or printed programs will be available at the sign-in desk. Your session and room numbers will be noted on the back of your nametag.

RPTs/Colleges/School Boards are encouraged to bring resource materials or takeaways to be shared in the central concourse area. Please contact Janette Jensen at janette@ontariodirectors.ca to identify materials you may be bringing.

Symposium 2019 Overview
    • Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
    • 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • Symposium Sign-in
      (Lecture Theatre Concourse)
      Continental Breakfast
      (Lecture Theatre Concourse)

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    • Session 1: Workshop

    • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    • Refreshments & Informal Networking outside Rooms: B205 and B214

      Refreshments, Snacks & Informal Networking (Concourse)

    • 10:15 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
    • Session 2: Specific Interest Networking Opportunities

    • 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • ~ Lunch ~ (Humber Food Emporium, the Seventh Semester Room and the Doris Tallon Room)

    • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Session 3: Workshop

    • 1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
    • Transition to Lecture Theatre for Keynote Address (Concourse)

    • 1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • Session 4: Keynote speaker Dr. Jon Callegher
      (Lecture Theatre Concourse)
      The title of Dr. Callegher's Keynote Address is "Balanced Intelligence: Why Skilled Trades Careers are Better".
      Click here for the keynote speaker bio and a description of the Keynote Address.
      A video of the Keynote Address will be available on this page as soon as possible after the Symposium.

    • 2:30 p.m.
    • Adjournment


We are pleased to offer you a full day of SCWI oriented presentations & discussions including a choice of interesting Workshop Sessions and Networking Opportunity Sessions. A comprehensive description of all sessions is provided in the Program.

Download the Program (Updated May 8th)

Registration for the 2019 SCWI Symposium is Closed

Registration for the 2019 Symposium is now closed. If you have not registered, please see Diane Cowden at the sign-in desk between 8 and 8:30 on May 14th, or email dmcowden100@sympatico.ca

You may download a full list of workshop and networking sessions. (PDF) This document is also available during registration.

Note: Registration for the SCWI Symposium closed on May 8th.

Location and Driving Instructions

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning North Campus 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, M9W 5L7. For a location map and driving instructions please refer to Google maps (web page).

View Map & Driving Instructions

Note: the parking garage is twice the distance to the Concourse/Sign-In area than in previous years. Please allow yourself extra time to walk from the parking garage to the Sign-in Area.


Parking for Humber guests is in the new indoor parking garage. When registering for the Symposium, please indicate if parking is needed. Bring your parking ticket to the Symposium Sign-in desk for validation. There will be a map to the parking area in your Confirmation of Registration email.

Download the Parking Map

Note: the parking garage is twice the distance to the Concourse/Sign-In area than in previous years. Please allow yourself extra time to walk from the parking garage to the Sign-in Area.

North Campus Floor Plan

We have provided a Floor Plan to assist you in finding your way around the Humber campus. Please download the Floor Plan (PDF).

Download the North Campus Floor Plan

Download the workshops and networking sessions Floor Plan

Download the North Campus Accessibility Floor Plan

Connect to Humber's Guest Wireless:

1. Connect to the Welcome to Humber network.
2. Click the “Guest Wireless Access” button.
3. Accept the terms of use and click “log in”.
4. Wait for Humber’s homepage to display.

Attention: This is an unsecure network intended for basic internet use.
Need Help? 416-675-6622 ext. 8888

Special Diet Restrictions

Every effort has been made to ensure a variety of refreshments and luncheon items which will satisfy most special diet issues. The lunch menu will consist of sandwiches on wraps (including gluten free wraps) with either smoked salmon, roasted red pepper and brie, rosemary grilled chicken, grilled vegetable and hummus, or roast beef. As well, there will be quinoa salad, spring mix salad, pasta salad, and plenty of fruit. If these items run out during the course of the lunch, please see Ken Harrison or Michael Moher and these items will be replenished. If your diet is such that the items mentioned above are not sufficient for your needs, please consider bringing your own nourishment. As the Humber kitchen is not a 100% nut-free environment, items may contain traces of nuts. Thank you.


Note that there is no charge to register for the SCWI Symposium. All participants will be responsible for their own expenses including: travel, accommodation and other expenses.

How to Win Symposium Prizes!!

1. You must be in the lecture theatre at the end of the keynote session to be eligible to win:

1 Free night donated by the Hilton Garden Inn
1 $50 gift certificate for Best Buy
1 $50 gift certificate for Staples

2. Fill out the Symposium Feedback Survey which will come to your email immediately following the symposium for a chance to win:

1 $50 gift certificate for Best Buy
1 $50 gift certificate for Staples


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Toronto Airport

3299 Caroga Dr, Mississauga L4V 1A3

Traditional One King Bed $149.00 per night/per room plus taxes. Includes breakfast. Parking $10 per vehicle per night.

Group Name: SCWI Symposium 2019

Online booking is closed.

Cut off date April 19th

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Toronto Airport

3279 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, L4V 1A3

Traditional 2 Queen Beds $149.00 per room/night plus taxes. Includes overnight parking and breakfast.

Group Name: SCWI Symposium 2019

Group Code: CHX25C

Online booking is closed.

Cut off date April 26th

Hilton Garden Inn-Airport

3311 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, L4V 1A3

1 King bed $169.00 per night/per room. Includes overnight parking.

Group Name: SCWI Symposium 2019

Group Code: A78

Online booking is closed.

Cut off date is April 19th

For further information, please contact David Armstrong

Telephone: 519 524 1156
E-mail: davidarmstrong@hurontel.on.ca