Parents and Caregivers as Partners Conference 2021

October 16 and 17, 2021

Join us for a virtual conference and learn strategies to support your child, connect with other parents and hear from our inspirational keynote speaker

TDSB is committed to parent, caregiver, and community engagement as an essential element in our shared efforts to improve outcomes for children throughout their lives. Our role is to help build capacity by successfully engaging parents and caregivers, strengthening home-school partnerships, and aligning our collective efforts.

The Parents and Caregivers as Partners Conference 2021 provides an opportunity to highlight innovation and high-impact strategies for partnering, collaborating, and nurturing parents and caregiversʼ partnerships and alliances.

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Why You Should Attend

Learn strategies and gain tools to help support your childʼs education and future

Hear from exciting, inspirational and informative keynote speakers

Network with parents and caregivers throughout the TDSB

Participate in workshops and micro sessions on a variety of topics that help address your needs

Ask questions and learn from others in smaller, more intimate breakout sessions

Connect with community agencies in your neighbourhood and across the city

Keynote Speakers

Dr. James Makokis

Canada's Two Spirit, Diversity, Indigenous Health and First Nation Expert (Saturday Keynote Speaker)

Cherry Rose Tan

Tech Visionary; Mental Health, Resilience, and Trauma Expert (Sunday Keynote Speaker)


Keynote10:00 - 11:15

Break11:15 - 11:30

Session A11:30 - 12:30

Lunch12:30 - 1:15

Session B1:15 - 2:15

Break2:15 - 2:30

Session C2:30 - 3:30

Workshop Themes

Anti-Oppression and Inclusion

Mental Health, Well-Being and Social Emotional Learning

Resilience Through Transitions

Parent/Caregiver Engagement and Leadership