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19th Annual ISSS Conference

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27th - 28th June, 2024
Pre-conference activities (Annual SIG meetings) on 26th June


Registration fees differ depending on your membership status. Make sure your membership is up-to-date to qualify for member pricing! Registration fees are outlined below.


$300 CAD + HST (13%)

Students & Stakeholders:

$175 CAD + HST (13%)


$400 CAD + HST (13%)

Students & Stakeholders:

$250 CAD + HST (13%)

Registrations are now closed.


Welcome to Toronto!

Toronto, Canada

We are thrilled to announce that the 19th ISSS Annual Conference will be hosted next year in Toronto🎉

To help you plan for your conference attendance, we have compiled some information about the venue and the location below.


The Venue

University of Toronto

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

The conference will take place at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), at the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto, which is situated in Downtown Toronto in the prestigious area of Yorkville with tons of attractions, a buzzing restaurant scene, and lots to do. 

Staying in Toronto

Toronto has two airports:

  1. Toronto Pearson International Airport (~40mins drive from OISE)

    • Services all airlines​

    • Take UP Express train to Union Station, then take TTC northbound to St. George Station

  2. Billy Bishop Toronto City Island Airport (~30 mins drive from OISE)

    • Services Porter airlines only​

    • Complementary shuttle service to Union Station, then take TTC northbound to St. George Station

You can find more information on travel to and from the airport at the TTC website.

You can find many affordable hotels within 1 mile of the campus:

Rooming with others can be a good way to make your trip more affordable. Check out options on Airbnb.

Getting Around

There are a few ways to get around Toronto:​

  1. TTC Subway

    • There are four major lines:​

      1. Yonge-University​

      2. Bloor-Danforth

      3. Scarborough

      4. Sheppard

    • You can take Line 1 (Yonge-University) and get off at St. George or Museum station. From there you can walk to OISE.​

  2. Streetcars

    • If you are not near a subway station, you can take a streetcar (tram) to the vicinity. Toronto has an extensive streetcar network.

    • Depending on your location, you might take the 506 Carlton streetcar or the 510 Spadina streetcar, both of which pass by the University of Toronto.

  3. Buses

    • The TTC operates a comprehensive bus network that covers areas not served by the subway or streetcar lines. You can download a copy of the downtown TTC map here.

    • Check out the TTC trip planner to find the most suitable bus route based on your starting location.

Toronto Attractions 🎉

Get the most out of your Toronto stay! Of course you're visiting for ISSS, but why not spend some additional time experiencing all Toronto has to offer. You can check out Destination Toronto for inspiration. Here are our top 10 picks:

Climb this 1,815-foot-tall observation tower to have the whole of Toronto at your feet and overlook up to 100 miles on a clear day.

290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

Built in 1914, this castle on a hill overlooking Toronto is regarded as a treasured heritage landmark.

1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

This park in Toronto is a haven for travelers looking to spend a fun-filled day in the great outdoors.

9 Queens Quay W

With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Gallery is among the largest and most distinguished art museums in North America.

317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4

All roads to good food lead to St. Lawrence Market, a city landmark more than two centuries old.

89 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

One of the largest zoos in the world, the Toronto Zoo is home to over 5,000 animals representing various species from around the globe.

2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7

Located in the heart of downtown at the base of CN Tower, the aquarium is Toronto's must-see attraction!

288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

Often compared to New York City's Soho, Queen Street is the place to go for trendy dining and nightlife, and high-end shopping.

Queen St W, Toronto, ON, Canada

Established in 1878, this is one of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods and the largest Chinatown in North America.

Chinatown, Toronto, ON, Canada

Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages.

100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6


Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submissions Closed

Share your findings

We are accepting two types of abstract submission this year:

3 Minutes | 3 Slides

The Research Snapshot replaces the conventional poster and is ideal for presenting emerging research findings. 

10 Minutes

The Research Paper is a standard talk ideal for disseminating findings that are recently or soon-to-be published. 

Submissions are encouraged from all, including individuals with lived experience, mental health professionals, researchers, academics, post-docs, and students. ​Abstract submissions are now closed.


Submissions are evaluated on:

  • clarity of purpose

  • methodological strength (research paper submissions)

  • originality

  • significance of contribution


Note. If you are submitting more than one abstract, you will need to complete a separate submission for each abstract. Each presenting author may submit a maximum of two abstracts. Abstracts submitted by the same presenter must reflect two different research projects. There is no abstract limit for non-presenting authors. If your submission is not accepted for a Research Paper, if may be considered as a snapshot.


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