Ontario wins bid to host International Confederation of Principals Convention

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - The International Confederation of Principals
(ICP) has accepted a bid from the Ontario Principals' Council to host its 10th
World Convention in Toronto in August 2011. More than 2,000 school leaders
from around the world are expected at the four-day event.
    "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome education leaders from around the
world to Toronto. The awarding of this bid is recognition of the high quality,
professional organization we have built since 1998," said Lisa Vincent,
President of the Ontario Principals' Council.
    The ICP is a global association of over 40 school leadership
organizations. It represents over 135,000 school leaders across five
continents and is a major voice for the promotion of educational leadership.
    The OPC bid was presented at this year's ICP conference, recently held in
Washington, D.C. The 2011 conference will provide numerous professional
development opportunities to principals and vice-principals who are always
striving to learn new skills related to promoting student success.
    "The role of the school principal has changed and expanded dramatically
over the past decade. It is critical that school leaders take part in ongoing
professional learning. This convention will bring together the best that the
world has to offer in terms of education leadership," said Kate Griffin,
President of ICP and Head Teacher in the United Kingdom.

    The Ontario Principals' Council is the professional association
representing 5,000 principals and vice-principals in Ontario's public
elementary and secondary schools. Established in 1998, OPC advocates on behalf
of public education and provides professional supports to its Members.

For further information:

For further information: Peggy Sweeney, Senior Communications
Consultant, Ontario Principals' Council, (416) 322-6600

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