Message from the Director

Dear Partners in Rural Education:

On behalf of the Department of Educational Administration and the Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU) in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the 27th annual National Rural Congress to be held virtually on March 27th and 28th, 2022. The theme of the Congress is, Rural Education for a Sustainable Future. Our Congress will highlight global perspectives on rural and remote education and sustainability research, and engender exciting discussions between educators, school and system leaders, parents, community members, and researchers.

The University of Saskatchewan is situated on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education has a long history of providing leadership, research, and programming that supports rural educators, schools, and communities. It works in collaboration with SELU that has over 31 years of leadership in practitioner-focused research and development for educational partners, First Nations authorities, and human services agencies.

The Congress will begin on Sunday with a keynote address offered by Dr. Maureen Reed, a professor and UNESCO Co-Chair in Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation and Renewal from the University of Saskatchewan. On Monday, we have planned a student panel presentation on sustainable land-based education. The Congress will conclude with a session focused on resources and opportunities for supporting Agriculture in the Classroom. In between the keynote sessions, we have planned learning sessions and moderated dialogues to build in relationality and discussions. We also will be showcasing graduate student research presentations as a feature of the virtual event.

We hope that you will consider forwarding a presentation for our learning sessions, and that you feel free to forward the call to others who have an interest in the programmatic and research innovations found in local spaces committed to rural schools and communities.

Take care, and we looking forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Dawn Wallin 
Director, National Congress on Rural Education in Canada 2022


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Keynote Speakers

Congress Sponsors

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Presentations

  • Presenters who submissions were accepted are invited to share their presentations on the National Congress on Rural Education in Canada website.  Please forward to by March 15, 2022.
  • Please observe Intellectual Property Rights for all presentations.

Congress Scholarship

Leke Jingwa

Dr. Murray Scharf Award for the National Congress on Rural Education in Canada 2022

The Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit is pleased to announce that Leke Jingwa has been awarded the Dr. Murray Scharf Award for the National Congress on Rural Education in Canada 2021.  Leke's contributions in planning this year’s event is greatly appreciated.  Congratulations, Leke!


Planning Committee

National Congress on Rural Education in Canada 2022 Planning Committee
Egan Chernoff Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
Ruth Griffith Saskatchewan Association of School Councils
Duane Hauk Saskatchewan League of Educational Administrators, Directors, and Superintendents (LEADS)
Elizabeth Hutton Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF)
Leke Jingwa Dr. Murray Scharf Rural Congress Scholarship Recipient
Holly Mayes Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU)
Shaun McEachern STF Professional Learning
Greg McJannet Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU)
Benjamin Olayele Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
Pamela Osmond-Johnson University of Regina
Ronna Pethick Saskatchewan School Boards Assocation (SSBA)
Ron Purdy Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials (SASBO)
Dawn Wallin Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Partnerships, and Research; Director, NCREC 2021


20 Year Celebration Video

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College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  Canada
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