The Aboriginal Education Council Gathering will support and encourage dialogue among Aboriginal Education Councils (AECs) and Ontario postsecondary education institutions.

The event is being organized by the Council of Ontario Universities and Colleges Ontario in partnership with Brock University on November 8-9, 2012 at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, Niagara Falls.

It will include collaborative sessions and guest speakers that will focus on successful initiatives, current best practices and AEC leadership within institutions. The themes of the Gathering will be:

• AEC Leadership and Community Engagement;
• Attraction, Retention and Completion;
• Facilitating Transitions in the Postsecondary Education Sector; and
• Accountability and Reporting.

We would like to invite up to four representatives from each Ontario institution. Please feel free to pass this information to interested parties.

In addition, if anyone in your organization is interested in presenting or contributing to sessions related to the themes above, or if you have any questions or comments, please contact Sarah Yankoo at