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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 6:00 p.m.

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The Durham Partners (Caring, Collaborating, Co-Learning) Conference is an opportunity for parents and guardians to engage in learning about building and maintaining positive relationships for students and families.

The format of the conference includes a panel discussion around the topic of building positive relationships, followed by a series of breakout discussions to go deeper into the supports that parents/guardians can use to help their students connect and thrive in our current reality.

Speakers:

  • Indigenous Education
    Erin Elmhurst; Denise Nickerson; Michelle Evans; Jennifer Henderson

    This department strives to fulfill the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliations Calls to Action and raise awareness of Indigenous history, perspectives and contributions in a holistic and integrated approach. The department hopes to strengthen students' sense of identity, foster positive self-image, and engage community members and organizations in an ongoing dialogue.

  • Equity & Inclusion
    Merrill Mathews & Camille Alli

    The Durham District School Board's vision is that Ontario schools need to be places where everyone can succeed in a culture of high expectations. We strive to have an open and inclusive environment of equity in education in all our schools and for all our students. Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to promote equity and social justice.

  • Positive School Climate
    Dan Hogan & Holly Richard

    The Positive School Climate Department is committed to maintaining a positive school environment. This happens when all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable and accepted.

  • Inclusive Student Services
    Conor Jinkinson & Steffanie Pelleboer

    Inclusive Student Services provide a range of services, supports, programs and placements for students with special education needs in the Durham District School Board (DDSB). Students' needs are met through a variety of supports and programs within the DDSB at both the elementary and secondary levels. All programs promote integration and independence that are optimally suited for each individual student.
     

Breakout Topics Include: 

  • Starting the Conversation
    Conor Jinkinson & Steffanie Pelleboer

    Join us to learn more about how to start the conversation when you have concerns about your child. Together we will unpack how we can start the conversation, who do we communicate these concerns to, how does that communication happen, and what might be the pathways for support for you and your child.

  • The Changing Patterns of Recreational Substance Use for Youth
    Dan Hogan

    This presentation will explore current substance use trends for youth and the role parents can take to support their children to make healthy choices.

  • Digital Footprint Awareness
    Chris Anderson

    Digital Footprint Awareness is a session aimed at supporting families as they navigate the online environment. “Footprints”, the information trail you leave behind you online, can be positive or negative. What sorts of footprints are you making as you and your loved ones engage with the internet?

  • Parenting in the Age of Social Media
    Holly Richard

    Today’s children and youth are growing up in an increasingly digital world. This reality is changing the experience of childhood and youth in significant ways, which is changing some aspects of parenting along with it. Parenting in the Age of Social Media addresses a variety of new considerations for parents and caregivers while offering suggestions for keeping kids safe, responsible and ethical as they navigate online spaces.

  • BeMe: the ‘Black Excellence Made Evident’ Group
    Riisa Dear, Nicole Bedward, Sandra Newton & Jamila Williams

    Join us to learn more about BeMe (Black Excellence Made Evident), a group designed to amplify the voices and experiences of Black students. This 8-week program, offered virtually, brings Black-identifying youth from our Board together in a safe space to: • Affirm and validate Black students’ identity • Discuss strategies to confront marginalization and Anti-Black Racism • Promote positive leadership • Provide mentorship opportunities and build connection to community

  • Equity and Inclusive Education
    Merrill Mathews & Camille Alli

    The Durham District School Board's vision is that Ontario schools need to be places where everyone can succeed in a culture of high expectations. We strive to have an open and inclusive environment of equity in education in all our schools and for all our students. Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to promote equity and social justice.

  • Student Success
    Nicole Dolabaille & Choosing My Success Counsellors 

REGISTER NOW!

Each family who registers by Tuesday, May 10, 2022 will have FREE pizza delivered to their door!

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