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Welcome to CESBA!

CESBA is the Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators, a professional learning association that advocates for adult and continuing education delivered by school boards within Ontario’s diverse communities. CESBA represents the broad spectrum of adult and continuing education (A&CE) offered by Public, Catholic & Francophone school boards within Ontario.

CESBA was started in 1999 and is an Ontario incorporated non-profit organization. It is governed by eight directors, all from the Ontario A&CE sector.

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that you find it useful and interesting. If you would like to receive our monthly email newsletter, CESBA Express Mail, please sign up.

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Call for Applications for CESBA Action Research Project 2016/2017

CESBA is now accepting applications for the Action Research Project 2016/2017 to improve outcomes for adult learners in OSSD programs.

Participants in the 2016/17 research project will work collaboratively in teams to create a research plan focused on one of the following four topic areas:

  • Information, intake, assessment and referral;
  • Career counselling, guidance and pathway planning, including transition to college;
  • Role of PLAR for Mature Students in credit accumulation and OSSD completion;
  • Flexible delivery of programs and services


Please review the information package and application form below (available in English and French) to learn more about the project and on how to apply:

Information Package
Application Form

Guide d’information
Formulaire de demande

The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on October 17, 2016. For questions, contact

CESBA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) Registration

Registration is now open for CESBA’s AGM on October 4, 2016! Check out the details on our Events Page and register online to attend the AGM. WE hope to see you there!

LBS Practitioner Training website to be updated

CESBA has received funding support from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (formerly known as MTCU) to update CESBA’s LBS Practitioner Training website.Various pages and information on the site will be updated, including aligning the OALCF section with milestones & culminating tasks; LBS resources for instructors and managers; and information on PD courses. We will be inviting LBS program staff to beta test the site at the CESBA Pre-Conference sessions on November 30 and December 1.

New PLAR for Mature Students promotional video

CESBA has created a new video in both English and French to help promote Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) for Mature Students offered by school boards in Ontario.

View English video here

Regardez la vidéo en français

We encourage all boards that offer PLAR for Mature Students to share and circulate the video widely. Boards that wish to obtain a copy of the video to upload to their own YouTube account, social media platforms and websites can download them from our PLAR Resources webpage.

CESBA Conference 2016

Mark your calendars! The CESBA Conference 2016 will take place November 30 to December 2, 2016 in Toronto.

Pre-Conference: November 30, 2016
Conference: December 1 & 2, 2016

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Conference fees and policies are now available on the Conference website. Registration information coming soon!

Conférence de CESBA 2016

Inscrivez ces dates à votre agenda! La conférence de CESBA 2016 aura lieu du 30 novembre au 2 décembre 2016 à Toronto.

Dates :
Préconférence: 30 novembre 2016
Conférence: 1 et 2 décembre 2016

Lieu :
Hôtel Chelsea, Toronto

Les frais et politiques de la Conférence sont maintenant disponibles sur le site Web de la Conférence. Les informations sur l’inscription seront disponibles bientôt.

Employment Ontario (EO) Portal/211 Records Update

The EO Portal is a convenient online search tool used to locate A&CE programs across Ontario. With over 2,000 monthly web hits, it is important for school boards to regularly review and update the information listed in their online records.

Click here to update your records (English)

Cliquez ici pour mettre à jour vos renseignements (français)

For information on how to update your records, please consult the EO Portal FEATs Instruction Guide (aussi disponible en français).

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Salmon at, 416-597-1904, ext. 3.