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CEA Power Breakfast Series

cea power breakfast series

If you do business in the education sector, or you’re an ‘edupreneur’, or a not-for-profit stakeholder, these networking breakfasts will kickstart meaningful conversations to further understand the complexities within public education.

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Thursday September 17, 2015
Ontario Heritage Centre (The Gallery)
8 Adelaide Street E.


Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street


From polarizing debates like the Discovery vs. traditional ‘Math Wars’, to the influx of systems improvement philosophies and fallacies, to the fallout from tightening public budgets, to how we’re faring at getting technology into classrooms – there’s a lot of context that you need to know in order to navigate effectively within Canada’s education sector. In this ‘back-to-school’ primer, leading education expert Ron Canuel will bring you up to speed on what’s trending in our public education system.

Official Media Sponsor


All attendees will receive a 1-year subscription to Canada’s preferred magazine for education leaders.


Ron Canuel has been President and CEO of CEA since 2010, and has over 40 years of experience in the public education sector. As the former Director General of the Eastern Townships School Board in Quebec, Ron was the principal architect of one of the first Canadian district-wide 1:1 laptop programs for students and teachers, and has received numerous awards in recognition of this groundbreaking initiative. He has been a frequent presenter, panelist, and lecturer at national and international conferences on change management, innovation in education, leadership, classroom technology integration, and student/teacher engagement.

Halifax Honorary Chair: The Hon. Peter L. McCreath

Peter McCreath is a dynamic Canadian entrepreneur, public servant, award-winning educator and author with a broad record of leadership and accomplishment, nationally and internationally, in both the private and public sectors. He has led a diverse career as a secondary teacher and post-secondary professor, a senior staff officer with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, a CBC broadcast journalist, Member of Parliament and cabinet minister, Senior Director of Public Affairs for CIBC, founding Chair of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, an officer in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, and small business operator. He’s currently Executive Chairman and managing director of two companies in the beverage alcohol industry. He holds master’s degrees in Canadian History and Curriculum, as well as honorary degrees from Saint Mary’s University and the Doctoral Faculty of Mexico.