Pre-Conference Sessions

We have partnered with the TDSB’s Outdoor Education team as well as the City of Toronto to bring a unique, outdoor experience to this year’s conference. Parents and caregivers are invited to join us at local outdoor spaces and museums to participate in programming, learn, and network with other community members.  

All pre-conference sessions will run from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Space is limited so please be sure to register early when registration opens. Transportation from hub sites is available to all venues and leaves a designated departure location at 8 a.m. and returns at 10:30 a.m. More information will be provided in the registration.

Outdoor Education School Opportunities
The Toronto Outdoor Education Schools are excited to welcome Parents and Caregivers to the Etobicoke Outdoor Education Centre (at Albion Hills Conservation Area), Forest Valley Outdoor Education Centre, Hillside Outdoor Education School, and Warren Park Outdoor Education Centre.  At each site, participants will tour the facilities, learn about the programming we offer and gain ideas they can do in their own local green spaces. 

Toronto Museums
Each location will offer slightly different programming, but will all highlight our ongoing Awakenings programming, a series of art projects created within Toronto History Museums. Utilizing storytelling while operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, anti-racism, sustainability, and advocacy, Awakenings aims to connect us, paving a new way forward through art, creativity, culture and innovation.

Locations include: