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Registration is open for parents!

Please note that registration is closed for child care and accessibility support.

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 2017 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:

Why:

  • The Parents as Partners Conference 2017 is planned by parents, for parents and we are so pleased to be able to offer a selection of 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


Itah Sadu is an award winning storyteller and author of children's books. She is the proud co-owner of a great Canadian bookstore A Different Booklist, located at Bathurst and Bloor. Itah is a popular keynote speaker and host of community and public events. Her recent book Greetings Leroy, published by Groundwood Books will be released in May of 2017.

Dr. John Malloy, Director of Education joined the Toronto District School Board on January 4, 2016. Prior to this position, he served as an Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Student Achievement Officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education and as Director of Education for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Before that, he was a Superintendent of Education with the York Region District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board. Dr. Malloy received his Bachelor of Education at the University of Dayton, a Master of Education at Xavier University,
and a Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Education at the University of Toronto.

Agenda

Start End Event

8:00 am

9:00 am

Bus Pick Up
Vendor and Agency Viewing

9:00 am

9:10 am

Welcome
Emcee

9:10 am

9:20 am

Opening Ceremony
Elder Pauline Shirt

9:20 am

9:25 am

Robin Pilkey, Chair, Toronto District School Board

9:25 am

10:00 am

Keynote Speaker
Dr. John Malloy, Director of Education, Toronto District School Board

10:00 am

10:05 am

Transition to Workshops

10:05 am

11:15 am

Session A

11:15 am

12:00 pm

Vendor/Agency Viewing/Lunch

12:05 pm

1:15 pm

Session B

1:15 pm

1:45 pm

Vendor and Agency Viewing

1:50 pm

3:00 pm

Session C

3:00 pm

3:05 pm

Transition to Ballroom

3:05 pm

3:35 pm

Keynote
Itah Sadu, award-winning storyteller and author of children's books

3:35 pm

4:00 pm

Closing
Emcee

4:00 pm


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