On 18 May 2016 Dr. Willms was honored to be a keynote speaker at the Canadian Association of Principals Conference, in Saint John, New Brunswick. He presented his latest research in the development of a framework for Educational Prosperity which embeds his previous work on student engagement, wellbeing and effective teaching.  The teaching looks at a life-course approach to monitoring childhood outcomes and includes explicit links to policy and practice and the measures included in the foundation for success.

Watch the interview as he talks about the importance of literacy and reading by grade 3 in an interview with Global News.