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Parents as Partners Conference - April 16, 2016 - Allstream Centre

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome parents/guardians and caregivers of TDSB students!

This year, the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC), Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Mental Health and Well-Being Parent Partnership Committee and Model Schools for Inner Cities' Parent Academies are thrilled to join together to bring one all-inclusive conference to TDSB parents and caregivers. 

Who: ALL parents/guardians and caregivers of TDSB students are invited and welcome to attend.

What: Parents as Partners Conference 2016 is a FREE conference. Whether your child is just beginning on their educational journey in elementary school or closer to graduation and planning for the future, there are informative and empowering sessions for parents/guardians and caregivers of students of all ages and all stages of education. 

Where: Allstream Centre (105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3). Transportation is available and can be chosen when you register. Please click here for a map of shuttle bus locations. Please click here for a map of the Allstream Centre.

Why: The Parents as Partners Conference 2016 is planned by parents, for parents and we are so pleased to be able to offer a selection of 80 sessions that cover a broad range of topics to provide parents with useful information and resources to help your child improve their achievement and well-being at school and at home.

Keynote Speakers



Dr. Marie Wilson
Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation 
Commission of Canada

           



Dr. Ian Manion
Child and Youth 
Mental Health Expert


Agenda

8:00 am

8:30 am

Bus Pick Up
Registration and Vendor and Agency Viewing

8:30 am

8:35 am

Welcome 
D. Williams, Co-Chair of PIAC
David Lepofsky, Co-Chair of SEAC

8:35 am

8:40 am

Opening Ceremony
Elder Pauline Shirt

8:40 am

8:45 am

Denise Dwyer, Assistant Deputy Minister Leadership and Learning Environment Division

8:45 am

8:50 am

Robin Pilkey, Chair of Board, Toronto District School Board

8:50 am

9:05 am

John Malloy, Director of Education, Toronto District School Board

9:05 am

9:50 am

Keynote - Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

9:50 am

10:00 am

Transition to Workshops

10:00 am

10:45 am

Session A

10:45 am

11:15 am

Vendor/Agency Viewing

11:15 am

12:00 pm

Session B

12:00 pm

12:45 pm

Lunch - Vendor and Agency Viewing

12:45 pm

12:50 pm

Liz Sandals, Minister of Education

12:50 pm

1:20 pm

Keynote - Dr. Ian Manion, Child and Youth Mental Health Expert

1:20 pm

1:30 pm

Transition to Workshops

1:30 pm

2:15 pm

Session C

2:15 pm

2:45 pm

Vendor/Agency Viewing

2:45 pm

3:30 pm

Session D

3:30 pm

3:40 pm

Transition to Closing Session

3:40 pm

3:45 pm

Ingrid Palmer, Co-Chair of ICAC
Jane Cheung, Co-Chair of the Mental Health and Well-Being Parent Partnership Committee

3:45 pm

4:00 pm

The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation
Neil Pasricha

4:00 pm

Closing



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