OCENET initiatives

OCENET initiatives encourage global citizenship for OCDSB students
During International Education Week (Nov. 13-17) several global citizenship events organized by OCENET for OCDSB students took place at the Confederation Education Centre on Woodroffe Ave.

OCDSB International Certificate Information Evening

This info evening gave students and parents an opportunity to learn about the OCDSB International Certificate Program (ICP) which now has an enrollment approaching 450 students in 26 OCDSB high schools. This innovative program promotes global citizenship by requiring students to complete a series of learning activities focused on developing global competencies.

The ICP is becoming more widely recognized by Ontario universities; for example, Carleton University now offers two ICP student scholarships in its Bachelor of Global and International Studies Program (BGInS).

 Information about the ICP is available on the OCDSB website.


Graduates show off their new ICP Certificates at the June 2017 ceremony


Fourth Annual OCENET International Education Info-Fair

OCENET’s Fourth Annual International Education Info-Fair was held on Thursday, November 16, at the Confederation Education Centre during school hours.

The annual event attracted over two hundred OCDSB students and their teachers. Following the keynote address, students had a wide selection of workshops to choose from during three workshop blocks. These workshops focussed on global issues, cultural understanding, the United Nations’ SDGs, as well as student exchanges and travel opportunities. There was information on how to become an OCENET Student Ambassador and the OCDSB ICP program. There were even two introductory language workshops on speaking Mandarin and German.

In addition, throughout the day, students could speak with the many exhibitors about information on international education initiatives in the “Hall of International Opportunities.”

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