Program for OWHN 2023 Conference & AGM

Teaching and Interpreting Human Rights in Ontario’s History

Conference Dates: October 20-21, 2023
Location: Toronto, Ontario (click here for location details)
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Conference schedule:
Friday, October 20: Gardiner Museum (entry fees: $18/adult, $13/senior, and $6/student)
Address: 111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
4:00pm-5:00pm: Gardiner Museum Exhibit Tour
5:00pm-6:00pm: Keynote speaker: Dr. JJ Lee, Associate Professor, OCAD University, “Unveiling the 100-Year history of Chinese Immigration to Canada: A Halifax Family’s Perspective”
6:00pm: Dinner a la carte (Location: TBD)

Saturday, October 21: Ontario Historical Society
Address: 34 Parkview Ave, North York, ON (near North York station)
9:00: coffee/muffins, registration
9:30 to 10:30: Panel 1: Complicating historical narratives about rights
10:45 to 11:45: Panel 2: Teaching in a Post-pandemic and post-feminist world:
Education practitioners panel
11:45-1:15: Lunch and AGM
1:30 to 2:30: Panel 3: Feminism through education
2:30 to 3:30: Celebration of Pat Staton – Join us as we celebrate the life of Pat Staton, one of OWHN’s founder and a driving force behind the organization. Light refreshments will be shared. If you would like to share a tribute to Pat, please email Shannon at

Conference fees:
Students: $40
Virtual attendees: $15
Everyone else: $65

Conference fees do not include the fee for the Gardiner Museum on Friday afternoon.
Museum Entry Fees: $18/adult, $13/senior, and $6/student

In order to help us plan, we ask that you register as soon as possible. Registration
fees can be etransferred to Sara MacDonald at

(See full paper and panel descriptions)