The Board is reflecting on an eventful 2022. We are proud of our new online programming and are happy to have hosted some in-person events as well.

The 2022 SAO Conference, Sparking a Renaissance took place November 12th and 13th in beautiful Kingston. Our conference team put together an inspiring in-person Student and Teacher day for the first time since 2019. The SAO Annual General Meeting took place at the conference as well – the Board thanks you for your online votes. Our 2023 SAO conference planning has started and we are looking forward to introducing an updated, reimagined format for the event – more details coming soon!

Our Fall Full Board Meeting took place on December 3rd. Our committees have been doing great work and we are looking forward to continuing with that momentum in the new year. We are especially excited to be working towards a major website update and developing a new strategic plan. Keep an eye on your inbox early in 2023 for a membership survey.

Our SAO: Planting the Seed online event series has been a great success. Approximately 90 families registered to participate in this series. We have hosted 3 fabulous events so far, with the final session with Christine Goodner still to come on February 4th, 2023 at 7pm. You can register for this event here. We are also planning a bonus session all about “Going to Suzuki Institute”. Stay tuned for more information!

The Board is actively looking for proposals for our next SAO: T.E.A. (Teaching, Education, Action) session. Do you have an idea for a session? A topic you would like to discuss or a recommendation for a presenter? We are always accepting proposals for T.E.A. events. Please contact

Have you ever considered joining the SAO Board? Are you interested in supporting the Suzuki community in new and exciting ways? Are you passionate about building community with teachers? Have you ever wanted to host an event for students from across the province? With so many possibilities, you can bring your passion and skills to the SAO in many different ways or Debbie, for more information.