Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for Indspire’s 2019 National Gathering for Indigenous Education, taking place in Toronto, Ontario, from November 21 – 22, 2019, is now open.

The National Gathering is a place where educators and partners in education can celebrate, renew and rebuild relationships and share experiences with a mutual goal of improving educational outcomes of K- 12 Indigenous students. Indspire continues to showcase strategies that grow Indigenous student success and this year seeks out submissions that highlight pedagogies inclusive of Indigenous cultures, languages and perspectives that engage schools, educators, parents and communities to advance systems change so that within a generation every Indigneous student will graduate.

We welcome proposals on topics related to the following areas in K-12 education:

Mental/Intellectual – Knowing

– Academics, literacy, numeracy
– Early learning
– Special education
– Career counseling
– Progressive school leadership models
– Critical inquiry, 21st century fluencies-progressive ways of teaching and assessment
– Understanding of colonial legacy and residential schools

Emotional/Social- Feeling

– Mental health
– Suicide, and prevention
– Parental engagement
– Social skills, self-esteem
– Substance abuse
– Student mentorship programs, role models

Physical – Doing

– Health and nutrition
– Land based learning
– Attendance, graduation
– Technology
– Student engagement
– Support students in transitions from rural to urban areas and to PSE

Spiritual – Being

– Culture
– Language
– Traditional arts
– Wellness
– Culturally relevant resources/curricula

In addition, your presentation must meet the format and guideline requirements set by Indspire. To see a list of all format options and presentation guidelines, please visit our format and guidelines page for more information.


All presentation proposals are due March 31, 2019.


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If you have any questions, please email us at or give us a call at 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x252