OACAS welcomes,  Christine Riedel as our new Provincial School Attendance Counsellor!

The 2018 Niagara Conference was well attended!  We look forward to seeing you all at our annual conference in 2019.  Stay tuned for furher details! 

Dr Ungar walks us through some resiliency exercises. 

                                        Dr. Ungar walks Participants through a resiliency exercise.  


Interested in booking a training session? See below for the current course calendar.



Attendance Counsellors' Certification Courses 2018

Regional Reps

Leila Buchanan - Mid-Western Region - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Membership means making a difference in the lives of students by adding your voice to our association’s work, whether with the Ministry of Education or other related Ministries. The stronger the association the more impact it can have. It represents you and the work you do, whether as an Attendance Counsellor, Social Worker, Youth Counsellor, Child Care Worker or SAL Worker. It is the only association that has direct links with the Provincial Attendance Counsellor and Ministry Auditors. In fact, the Provincial Attendance Counsellor attends most of our executive meetings. And the cost of membership has not changed in over a decade. And here are a few additional advantages:

Reduced cost of OACAS conferences
Up-to-date information on;

  • - legislation
  • - regulations
  • - Acts
  • - interpretation from Ministry Auditors, Provincial Attendance Counsellor, and seasoned counsellors

Access to the OACAS Registered Members section of our website which gives you:

  • connection to all registered members
  • extensive download area which includes up to date regulations, legislation, school registers and interesting articles as well as regional information
  • Q&A section with common questions and relevant answers - you can even ask a question on line and receive a response
  • forum
  • chat line
  • private message centre
  • events notification and calendar
  • Ministry of Education news feeds
  • photo album
  • archives
  • and much more


All for a small membership fee.. Join us and make a difference.


Provincial School Attendance Counsellor (PSAC)

Christine Riedel

Coordinator, Private Schools and International Education Unit

Field Services Branch

Ministry Of Education 

900 Bay Street, 12th Floor Mowat Block. Toronto ON M7A 1L2 | 900, rue Bay,

13e étage, Édifice Mowat. Toronto ON M7A 1L2  




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