The Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators (CESBA) was incorporated in 1999, but existed for several decades as an informal association.
CESBA works to promote and advance the cause of adult and continuing education in Ontario.
CESBA is open to any adult who subscribes to our mission. Most CESBA members hold leadership positions in adult and continuing education programs offered by school boards in Ontario. Usually people join CESBA, in conjunction with the registration process for one of the two CESBA Conferences held in the spring and fall of each year. Delegates who attend one of the conferences generally can purchase membership in the association as part of the registration process.
The annual meeting of the association is usually held during CESBA's Spring Conference. Officers and Board Members are elected and other association business is decided.
Orientation Guide Available
Teachers newly assigned to adult and continuing education often struggle with the notion of how adult education is different from that provided to children, youth and adolescents. To assist in teachers transitioning to this unique area of teaching and learning CESBA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education has developed an orientation guide for teachers that describes programming and answers questions. The document can be downloaded and is available in French and English. To view the orientation guide for teachers new to A&CE, click here for the English version; click here for the French version.