Speaker Series

The OCDSB Speaker Series offers free information sessions to the parent community and seeks to provide parents and educators with access to leading ideas in education that will allow us to work collaboratively to better support student learning and well-being.

The series is sponsored by the District's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and supported through Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant funding from the Ministry of Education.

Upcoming Speaker Series

Cannabis Parent Information Nights
Cannabis will be legal in Canada as of October 17th, 2018. This may lead to questions from your teen. Come join Ottawa Public Health to learn more about cannabis, the new legislation, how to talk to your youth as well as available resources and services.

English Sessions

 Date and Time  Address
 October 18, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  St. Paul Catholic High School -2675 Draper Ave., Ottawa
 October 23, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Earl of March Secondary School -4 The Parkway., Ottawa
 November 1, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Saint Peter Catholic High School -750 Charlemagne Blvd., Orléans
 November 6, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School - 149 Berrigan Dr., Nepean

French Sessions

Date and Time
 October 15, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Collège catholique Franco-Ouest - 411 Seyton Dr., Nepean
 October 25, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers - 159 Chesterton Dr., Nepean
 October 30, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Collège catholique Samuel-Genest - 704 Carsons Rd., Ottawa
 November 21, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  École secondaire publique Louis-Riel - 1655 Bearbrook Rd., Gloucester

Brought to you by: Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario, Conseil des écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est, Parenting in Ottawa, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Maison Fraternité, Rideauwood Addiction & Family Services, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Parents' Lifeline of Eastern Ontario, City of Ottawa By-Law & Regulatory Services.

For answers to common questions, check out this recent Facebook Live video or visit the Ottawa Public Health - Parenting website. 

Previous Speaker Series

Concussion Management

In honour of the first Rowan’s Law Day, we were extremely privileged to have Gordon & Kathleen Stringer and Dr. Vassilyadi; Pediatric Neurosurgeon, CHEO; Founder, CHEO Concussion Clinic; Ottawa Chapter Director for ThinkFirst/ Parachute; join us for our first Speakers Series of the school year. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from Rowan’s parents, who have driven Ontario to take the lead in concussion awareness and prevention, and to learn about concussion management, causes, symptoms, and recovery from Dr. Vassilyadi. We'd like to thank everyone who came out and made our first session of the year successful.

Please click here for Dr. Vassilyadi's presentation and here for the Stringer's presentation. 

Dr. Susan Hopkins of The MEHRIT Centre

Self-regulation for Children and Parents 
April 19, 2018 and November 30, 2017

Chris D’souza
Equity in Action
April 5, 2018

Mary Alexandrou from CHEO’s YouthNet and Natalie Markoff from PLEO 
Understanding Mental Health and Addiction in Youth – Coping and Resilience
March 1, 2018

Paul Davis
Social Networking & Online Safety
October 5, 2017

Eva Olsson
Speaking out against Racism and Intolerance
April 12, 2017

DJ Cunningham, Learnstyle
April 7, 2016

Dr. Michael Vassilyadi
Understanding Concussions — Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
October 29, 2015

Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
Talk With Our Kids About Money
April 15, 2015

D Stuart Shanker
Developing Self-Regulation in Children
March 27, 2014

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