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2022

April 2022
Hello from ECNO, The sun is shining in through my office window – at this point, a slight sunburn is welcome after this rollercoaster of a winter we’ve almost shaken. We’ve had a busy start to 2022 here at ECNO and we’re looking forward to many exciting initiatives and events taking place in the near future….

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August 2022
Hello! I hope you had a fantastic summer full of some well-deserved relaxation, sun, and maybe a s’more or two! (or three or four…) We here at ECNO are excited for a new school year to commence, and our fingers are crossed that it goes as smoothly as possible…

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November 2022
Hello all – I hope you’re enjoying the snow… it won’t be here much longer! According to my weather app, it’ll be warming up next week; ECNO and the weather have that in common! Next Thursday, December 1st is the ECNO 2022 Annual General Meeting…

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2021

July 2021
A fresh update to our newsletter to kick off the summer season. I trust this finds you well after an undeniably challenging year for anyone working in education – and anyone working in Information Technology! Our members live in both worlds, and we appreciate how much you have earned this break…

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September 2021
Is it September already? I hope you enjoyed some quiet time off over the summer. As this unpredictable school year unfolds, ECNO has your back: we are here to support you with shared services solutions with a growing list of vendor partners, professional development and training resources, security and privacy programs, and networking with your peers…

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November 2021
A fresh update to our newsletter to kick off the summer season. I trust this finds you well after an undeniably challenging year for anyone working in education – and anyone working in Information Technology! Our members live in both worlds, and we appreciate how much you have earned this break…

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2020

January 2020
With the new year starting we wanted to celebrate the changes that are happening at ECNO including our updated newsletter! As we look forward to our commitment to connect with member boards to discover and share best practices in IT we’ve renamed our newsletter to ECNO Connect! Our newsletter will continue to be a resource to update and connect our IT community…

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February 2020
Love and IT tech are in the air. We are continuing our interview series with our new Director of Customer Solutions and Director of Business Development Tim Hall and John Shanks respectively. They will talk about their history with ECNO and what their new roles will mean for members…

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May 2020
The need for online education is growing and is here to stay. Looking ahead ECNO is building partnerships and working behind the scenes to make sure members have the tools necessary to distribute online education safely and efficiently…

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July 2020
It’s vacation season but ECNO isn’t taking any time off. We will continue to serve at this time and support you through the ministry’s decisions. In this edition of ECNO Connect we will discuss ECNO.org’s updates and our updates on the VASP and DRAP projects….

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August 2020
With the recent announcements from the Ministry of Education about back to school this fall, we want to let you know that ECNO is in your corner. We understand the speed at which decisions and execution need to be made and efficiency is needed more than ever to enable student success…

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2019

January 2019
The ECNO team is back at work and we are looking forward to a busy year ahead. We are excited about our plans to help our members find more efficiencies and explore ways we can support greater collaboration between IT educational professionals in Ontario…

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February 2019
This is a special edition Newswire with a big announcement! Please read at your earliest convenience. The ECNO board is focused on the success and impact of our organization and our members. A key part of that impact is understanding how best to leverage our ownership of the K212 suite…

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April 2019
As you have likely heard, the sale of the K212 suite was approved by members on March 28 and as of April 2, 2019, edsembli is now the full and only owner of the K212 products and related IP…

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May 2019
We hope you had a restful long weekend. It has been an exciting May for ECNO leading up to our Shake IT Up Conference 2019. In this month’s update we talk about the Connect 2019 Conference, the OASBO AGM, and our Board/EAC retreat this month…

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June 2019
As the school year winds down, we have been winding up! The end of the school year means new beginnings for ECNO, an opportunity for evolution and to Shake IT up!

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July 2019
While we wish her well on her new journey, it is with regret that the ECNO Board of Directors has accepted the retirement notice of Sandra Quehl, who will be stepping down as ECNO Executive Director as of September 30, 2019. Sandra has championed K-12 education throughout her entire career and has been a relentless advocate for student learning, most recently as our Executive Director…

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September 2019
We hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer break with lots of rest for this new school year. This month’s newsletter features what we have been up to over the summer and a couple of big announcements as well…

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October 2019
October has been a productive month for ECNO and we are proud to showcase new tools that will allow us to serve our member boards better and expand our reach. This edition of our newsletter includes an update on our new website, our new strategic plan and welcoming two new staff to our team…

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November 2019
ECNO hosted a booth at the BIT 2019 conference earlier this month. It was an insightful experience and we are thankful to ECOO and OASBO for hosting us…

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December 2019
It is the holiday season which means another ECNO AGM! ECNO held its semiannual IT manager meeting and 2019 AGM on December 5th at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel. The well attended event featured great discussions, actionable items in our strategic plan and an addition to our board of directors…

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2018

April 2018
Always thinking about ‘what’s next,’ ECNO is focused on how best we can support the ever-changing world of education in Ontario. One of our priorities over the past 18 months has been leading the conversation on what a robust and user-friendly Student Information System (SIS) could look like….

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May 2018
Minecraft has long been a tool used by educators across Ontario and Canada. A creative and engaging platform, teachers have been leveraging it as a way to encourage student learning and retention…

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June 2018
The “ECNO 2018 – Explore the Possibil-IT-ies!” conference has come and gone, and the reviews are in: it was a resounding success! Attended by nearly 500 attendees and exhibitors, the conference covered a wide range of topics shared by over 50 sponsors…

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September 2018
With the new school year officially underway the board, volunteers and staff from ECNO wanted to welcome you back. We hope you had a great summer either upgrading systems or taking some well-deserved time away from work…

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October 2018
The ECNO team has just returned from another successful ERDI, this time in Calgary. In addition to the snow reminding us that winter isn’t far away, we learned a few things that I wanted to share….

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November 2018
It’s been another busy month for the ECNO team. All our committees are in full swing and they continue to look at ways we can be leveraging IT to strengthen board administration and empower greater classroom success…

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