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PIC-WRAPSC Parent Conference 2018 – Session Summaries
This summary contains information on the following sessions:

  • Letting Go of the Why…the What is Everything
  • Anxious Brains: What our Kids Need Us to Know
  • Family Math Nights: A Look at Comprehensive Mathematics
  • What Parents Need to Know About EQAO
  • Fentanyl Drug Use in Waterloo Region
  • Demystify the Web: Engaging Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Digital Creators
  • Empowering Students and Engaging Parents Through HERO and GEM
  • Google Classroom: How It Is Used by Teachers and Students
  • What’s Going On in the Classroom?
  • Equity Session with LGBTQ Focus
  • Indigenous Focus in the Classroom
  • OYAP: Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • Safeguarding Your Online Identity


PIC-WRAPSC Parent Conference 2017 – Session Summaries
This document contains information on the following sessions:

  • Parent as a role model
  • Anxiety and mood management
  • Food: How it affects learning and behaviour
  • Empowering kids through safe and open dialogue
  • Mindfulness
  • Nurturing children’s interests
  • Demystifying the web
  • Empowering students: HERO and GEM
  • Empowering your teen
  • Chromebook
  • Knowledgehook
  • Sketchnoting
  • safeTALK and promoting mental wellness

Additional Resources

Ontario Ministry of Education: Parent Engagement Policy

Parents Reaching out Grants

A renewed Math Strategy for Ontario

Important Ministry of Education information for parents in many languages

Involving Parents in School Council

Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations

People for Education
This organization aims to:

  • monitor the publicly funded education system through participatory research and policy analysis
  • educate parents and policy-makers about the impact of education policy on children and youth
  • engage parents to become active participants in their children’s education

Book Reviews

Education Quality and Accountability Office

The Ontario College of Teachers

Tools and resources for parents

The source for mental health resources in Canadian communities

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA)

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition

25 ways to ask your kids how school was today

Tips for Math Learning at Home