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PIAC Conference

Bridging the Gap

Parents, guardians and caregivers are invited to join us for a free, two-day virtual events organized by parents for parents, school councils, students and community members. The event, hosted in partnership by the Parent Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC) and the TDSB is an opportunity to engage with others from across the TDSB as we learn and share best practices, reconnect mentally and socially with ourselves, our schools and our communities. Hear from speakers and participate in workshops focused on bridging gaps in our schools in mental health, parent engagement, curriculum and school councils.

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Keynote Speakers

photograph of Director Colleen Russell-RawlinsColleen Russell-Rawlins, Director of Education, TDSB (Saturday Keynote)

Colleen Russell-Rawlins is an education leader. In the many senior roles she has held at the Toronto District School Board and Peel District School Board, she has focused on equity as the foundation for improving student confidence, engagement, and achievement. Her work has supported thousands of students and families by championing and improving early literacy, family engagement, childcare, and professional learning in equity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. Learn more.


Dwayne Matthews Head ShotDwayne MatthewsInnovation Evangelist and future of education strategist (Sunday Keynote)

Dwayne helps school boards, educators and parents understand the new and evolving themes around the future of education, the future of work and how to prepare children to thrive in a digitally evolving world. Learn more.


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