Request for Workshop Proposals

The Parents and Caregivers as Partners Conference (PCasP) 2023 provides an opportunity to provide meaningful and relevant content to support parents/caregivers and the community in navigating the education system and to highlight innovative and high-impact strategies for parent/caregiver engagement and we are seeking proposals for virtual and hybrid (in-person or streaming) workshops, micro-sessions, and panel presentations to be presented at PCasP to be held on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023. If you are considering a hybrid session, please note that you will be responsible for making all necessary arrangements to do so.

We encourage proposals from other school districts, universities, schools, School Councils, administrators, educators, community-based organizations, researchers, and parents/caregivers. Please ensure you review the conference strands and content levels below before you apply.

Please submit your workshop proposal here.

Joy in the Journey of Learning

Learning how to find enjoyment in the journey of learning helps make the overall experience more meaningful and the path easier to travel. Discover how to create safe, joyful, and engaging school spaces and experiences that enable students to thrive. Unearth how to build respectful, positive relationships that fuel development inside and outside. Commit to Truth and Reconciliation and eliminating hate and racism. Strengthen literacy and math skills. Start the joy of learning at the 2023-2024 Parents and Caregivers as Partners Conference.

Conference Strands

Unearthing how to build respectful, positive relationships that fuel development inside and outside of school.

Commit to Truth and Reconciliation

Eliminating hate, racism and discrimination.

Strengthening literacy and math skills.

Content Levels

Understanding that each attendee has a different level of understanding and knowledge as it relates to parent/caregiver and community engagement, workshop sessions are identified by content levels.

Emerging: For attendees new to the field of parent/caregiver and community engagement and who are seeking a stronger understanding of what it involves or the common strategies and programs that exist. Emphasis is on strategy, research, and frameworks and why it is important.

Intermediate: For attendees with some parent/caregiver and community engagement experience and who support the execution of these strategies on a day-to-day basis. Emphasis is on research, frameworks, strategy, and best practices. For example, how parent/caregiver and community engagement is connected to student learning or how it plays a key part in building trusting relationships.

Advanced: For attendees who are parent/caregiver and community engagement experts, including provincial and district leaders responsible for creating and/or implementing family and community engagement strategies on a larger scale. Emphasis is on getting buy-in; training for school leaders, educators, and support staff; developing systems of support and data collection; program evaluation, scaling programs; and marketing and promoting engagement efforts.