Conference Date:

Thursday November  16th and Friday November 17th


What’s even better than attending the OHASSTA conference? Sharing your perspective and experiences by hosting a personalized professional learning session! OHASSTA is now accepting professional learning session proposals from all history and social science educators across the province.

We are looking for sessions that:

  1. Are targeted to a wide range of grades (7-12), levels and courses in History, Economics, Law, Politics, and the Social Sciences. Nous recherchons particulièrement des ateliers en français.
  2. Are interactive, engaging and include opportunities to share learning and expertise.
  3. Focus on one of the following interconnected themes, while emphasizing pedagogy and learning that support improved student engagement and critical thinking:
    • Assessment and planning to support Subject Specific Thinking Concepts
    • Equity and Inclusive Education
    • Global competencies (modern learning) and Technological Innovation?
    • Critical Thinking and Inquiry
    • Ideas and resources, that teachers can use next week in their classes...

 Applications close June 1 2017

Apply Now

OHASSTA waives the conference fees for one presenter in each workshop.  If your workshop includes more than one presenter please make sure you indicate (on the form linked above) which presenter will be attending the conference for free.





We are at a new location this year in Ottawa at the Courtyard® by Marriott Ottawa East, conveniently
located just minutes from downtown and right off Highway 417, near the Ottawa Train Station, and offers
complimentary underground parking, high-speed Internet access, pool and fitness center.

Guests may book their rooms either online or over the phone. Guests who wish to book online may do so
using this link: Book your room to avoid disappointment. Space is limited.

Guests who prefer to call in may contact the reservations department at 613-741-9862 or 855-333-6896
where they will need to reference the date of their travel as well as the group code “OHA”.

Cost per room: $135.00  while supply of conference designated rooms last (plus taxes/fees)

OHASSTA Award Winner, Charlie Angus has been the Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. He is the national caucus chair for the New Democratic Party. In 2011, CTV Power Play voted Angus one of the TOP THREE MPs of the year along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the late Jack Layton. He has been voted Top Constituency MP in Canada and consistently voted among the most effective opposition MPs in the House of Commons. He has been active on many social issues including the fight for equal rights for First Nation children and a national palliative care strategy. He is the author of seven published books including the award-winning book Children of the Broken Treaty.



Dear Exhibitors

The Fall 2016 OHASSTA Conference is fast approaching. A host of high quality workshops should ensure our usual attendance of about 300 delegates. These delegates come from all parts of Ontario and represent the whole educational spectrum including classroom teachers, administrators, student teachers, professors and researchers.  I am taking this opportunity to invite your participation in OHASSTA’s 2016 Conference.

1. Dates and Location

This year, we will once again be hosting the conference at the Ottawa Conference and Event Center at 200 Coventry Road.  Please note the change in this year’s conference location as we are going to Ottawa. 

The date of this year’s conference is:

 Thursday, November 3rd and Friday, November 4th 2016

2. Cost

We will once again have a display area for all of our exhibitors. The cost of a standard display table is $727.50 plus H.S.T. (for a total of $822.08 per table).  Please note that this price includes the following: all coffee and refreshment breaks, as well as the set up and tear down cost incurred by the hotel, which includes two chairs, Wi-Fi, table dressings, and access to power. 

If you require any additional audio-visual equipment please contact the Ottawa Conference & Event Center.  Kindly contact Suzanne Getty, Sales Manager at 613-288-3457

All requests will be filled on a first come first served basis.  

4. Logistics

The publisher area will open at 10 am on Thursday morning. You will have the opportunity to set up your displays Thursday morning. Time has been set-aside on the Conference program specifically for viewing of your display by delegates. A tentative conference schedule will be mailed out with your invoice. 

Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. 

4. Shipping Materials

If you wish to have materials shipped to the hotel, please make separate arrangements with the hotel and you will be billed separately by the conference center for any additional audio-visual needs. 

5. Delegate Bag

If you wish to have materials included in the delegate packages then please contact Leigh Macdonald (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Conference Co-ordinators, to arrange this; please note that there is an additional charge of $100.00 for inserts.

Once again, the date and location of the conference is:

Ottawa Conference & Event Centre
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, Ontario 

Thursday November 3rd and Friday November 4th, 2016

If any further information is required please do not hesitate to contact me

**Please make note of my new email address**

Home (905) 467- 3588 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yours truly,

Sandi Vander Heyden 

OHASSTA Display Coordinator 

Advertising Liaison for RAPPORT  


OHASSTA would like to thank the Faculties of Education for their continued support and encourage student teachers to attend the 2016 conference. Student teachers will be charged a special reduced full conference fee of $85 that includes attendance at the conference workshops, an OHASSTA student membership, and admission to the country’s largest publishers’ display. Please note, this special rate now includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday November 3rd.

No registrations will be accepted after October 30th.

Please go to and click on the conference tab to download a Student Teacher registration form. Send all individual student teacher registrations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Registrations will not be complete until the $85 payment, in the form of a cheque, is mailed to:

Mike Clare
126 Tilman Cir.,
Markham ON L3P 6A3

Special Ottawa Deals for Conference Attendees!

We've got some great deals for OHASSTA-AESHO conference attendees for our 2016 conference. Here's a sneak peek, more will be added soon!

  • Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum - Free Admission Coupon!
  • Haunted Walks Inc - Free admission always for teachers on any of our tours. Haunted Walks Inc. is sponsoring the Skeoch tour this year, and attendees have the choice of a See our City bus tour or the Time Travel Trail walking tour in English or French.
  • Ottawa Walking Tours, is offering a 30% discount to OHASSTA attendees on Thursday, Friday or Saturday of OHASSTA
  • more to come!