Conference Themes

OSCA Conference 2018

“Celebrating Authentic Journeys”

Sunday, November 4 to Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport and Conference Centre


Conference Subthemes


Exploring Future Trends

The landscape of the workplace is changing rapidly. Future Ready students will need strong leadership and social understanding to be competitive to meet the expectations of this new environment. Share how you are engaging students in their future pathways with knowledge of labour market information, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.


Experiential Journey

Explore ways we can help our students learn through experience.  Share different ways counsellors can encourage students along their individualized pathway by taking part in the many opportunities that exist in our communities.   Explore the ways these opportunities connect directly to curriculum in Guidance and Career Education and beyond.


Emotional Journey

Ontario students come to us from diverse backgrounds and with a complex set of experiences. New Canadians, First Nations, LGBTQ2, and students with Special Education and Mental Health needs will be the focus of these workshops designed to assist counsellors in understanding today’s learner.


Navigating Technology

Every day new, exciting technological tools are developed to assist and enhance learning for students and school counsellors. Guide us through your practice of leveraging the power of social media and other technology tools in Guidance and Career Education.