You’re invited!

Join the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) as we host our first-ever accessibility symposium.

  • When: Thursday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Where: Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo Campus – Bricker Building (22 Bricker Avenue, Waterloo, ON N2L 3B4)
  • Parking: For those who register, information about parking will be sent to you closer to the date.

This inaugural event invites educators, community members, families and caregivers, students, and local leaders to come together and learn more about ableism and how to dismantle it in education systems and throughout the community.

This one-day event also takes place during National AccessAbility Week.

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to have Dr. Gillian Parekh, Yasmine Simone Gray, and Region of Waterloo Councillor Chantal Huinink speak at this event.

You can find more information about who our keynote speakers are on our website.


We are excited to offer a variety of workshop presentations from the following organizations: 

  • Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health
  • CNIB
  • Kate’s Kause
  • Neurodivergent Infinity Network of Educators
  • Rick Hansen Foundation
  • Sunbeam Developmental Resource Centre
  • The Innova Solution
  • University of Waterloo
  • Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York Region District School Board (YRDSB)
  • York University

Interested in Attending?

Registration is now open. Registration is free, but spaces are limited.

Visit our website for registration details, workshop descriptions, and accessibility considerations.