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Join us on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2022! This year, you can attend the conference virtually and also join our pre-conference sessions in person. 

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 2022 provides an opportunity to highlight innovation and high-impact strategies for partnering, collaborating, and nurturing parents and caregiversʼ partnerships and alliances.

 

Keynote Speaker

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Sajel Bellon

A professional speaker who specializes in the sciences of well-being, human connection, positive transformation, and growth for individuals and organizations.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

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Dwayne Morgan

Dwayne Morgan, a two-time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion, founder of  Up From The Roots entertainment, publisher of fourteen books, producer of nine  albums of his work, collaborator of films, and producer and host of two TV shows is committed to the promotion and positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists

Since he started his spoken word career in 1993 as a student in TDSB he has performed for the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the former Governor General of Canada, Michaelle Jean and has shared the stage with many of Canada’s top artists including Russell Peters while opening for international artists Alicia Keys, and recording with Canadian artists, including Drake.

As a member of the Spoken Soul Collective, Morgan is a 2021 curator for ArtworxTO, responsible for the public art inside of the Scarborough Town Centre. His photography has been featured in ArtworxTO and the Contact Photography Festival. 

Did we fail to mention that he believes that his most important and influential role is being a dad to his treasured daughter?

 

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

Learn More About This Year's Conference Themes:

AffirmingBelongingConnecting