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Dear ONABSE Members & Supporters,

Thank you very much for attending the 2017 ONABSE Conference "Re-Imagining education: Inspiring leaders & fostering community to achieve powerful outcomes" on April 21-22nd at York University. Your attendance and participation helped to make the conference very meaningful and our most successful conference yet! The conference attendance was close to capacity and featured excellent keynote speakers, the launch of the report, Towards Race Equity in Education: The schooling of Black students in the Greater Toronto Area by Dr. Carl James, close to 30 workshops and our AGM.

We would also like to thank our keynote speakers Ontario Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter, Dr. Carl James, Dr. Kimberly McLeod, and Dr. Nicole West-Burns, our awesome workshop presenters, the Conference Committee: Chair Eleanor McIntosh, Dr. Gale Solomon Henry, Karla Torrente, Olive Creary-Sachel, Sabrina Razack, Dr. Vera Hawkins, Shiren Van Cooten and Hazel Lord, our sponsors and partners: DDSB, ETFO, PDSB, TDSB, The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, York University, AEBS, AHEN, DBEN and PAACE, the ONABSE Board, volunteers Alvarine Aldridge, Moy Fung and Barrington Morrison, George Soultanidis, Sarah Leyland and the 30 students from Eden Wood Middle School, Phil Wilson, Karen Sudan and the students from Dolphin Senior School, A Different Booklist and everyone else who helped out with the conference!

We greatly value you and your feedback about the conference and we've created an evaluation form that will help us to shape future conferences. Please fill it out when you get a chance.

We look forward to working with you in the near and distant future to help improve the success of students and educators in the province.

Sincerely,

ONABSE Board

Towards Race Equity in Education: The schooling of Black students in the Greater Toronto Area by Dr. Carl James