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What's new at the OMLTA?

The 2016 OMLTA/AOPLV Fall Conference will be held on November 19, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Peterborough, with a social gathering at the Best Western Otonoabee Inn, Peterborough, the evening before, on November 18.

Applications are now being accepted for presenters.

For presenter information, please click here: Presenter Information

We currently invite applications from exhibitors for our 2016 Fall Conference. Please visit 2016 Fall Conference for application information.

OMLTA is looking for enthusiastic elementary and secondary FSL teachers interested in updating the Financial Literacy document originally created in 2011.

Successful candidates will be educators who can speak to having embedded to Financial Literacy initiatives in the classroom practice and/or who are actively engaged in doing so during this academic year.

For application details, please see Financial Literacy Writing Team Announcement_2016

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2016

Dear OMLTA Colleagues:

¡Buenas noticias!

Nipissing University, in collaboration with the OMLTA, is offering the
Spanish – Part 1 Additional Qualification course THIS YEAR!

All Ontario teachers in good standing with the OCT are eligible for this

The course is completed in English and Spanish, and is offered completely
online between May 25 and August 12, 2016.

A proficiency test is administered online via the University. The deadline
to sign up for this course is April 26, 2016, so act quickly to be

For further details and to enrol, visit the Nipissing University website
Spanish AQ Nipissing

We are pleased to see this AQ course be offered as a result of advocacy
from OMLTA members and directors.

We hope that you consider this outstanding professional development

Best wishes. ¡Saludos!

Michael Green
OMLTA President

The Italian Cultural Institute, in conjunction with the University for Foreigners of Siena, is proud to offer the opportunity to be the recipient of a four-week course in Siena, Italy, to a teacher of Italian in the province of Ontario, who is also a member of the OMLTA.  This course will take place during the month of August 2016.

This scholarship covers the entire amount of the course tuition fee.  The OMLTA will contribute $500 to defray travel expenses upon successful completion of the program and submission of relevant receipts.

Please note that airfare from your home airport to Siena, living expenses, medical insurance, and other incidentals are not covered in this scholarship.  Please note that while this course is an excellent learning opportunity, it does not count for university credits.

Please click here for application details.  Istituto Italiano di Cultura_2016 Application

Applications must be received electronically no later than Friday May 6 by 5pm.

In bocca al lupo!


I was recalling an initiative that took place when I was on the Board of Directors and which has grown into a kind of institution… In the fall of 1984, I introduced the concept of the ‘Concours d’art oratoire’ for Ontario. I enlisted the support and collaboration of CPF Ontario. The Board of Directors and Diane, the president endorsed this project. I organized the first concours in 1985 in Ottawa with the participation of Toronto and Ottawa area Boards.
The close collaboration between OMLTA and CPF has resulted in a success story for FSL education in Ontario. The concours has grown over the years and has become an annual event. It encompasses a research and writing process at the classroom level across the province and culminates in a National festival in Ottawa. Vive le concours OMLTA-CPF!

– Paul Caron (President 1988-1989)