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TDSB families are invited to join us for a series of engaging and informative conversations on topics we heard you want to learn more about. Hear from leading experts and participate in question and answer sessions online.

These conversations are jointly hosted by the TDSB's Parent and Community Engagement Office and the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee.

  • Restore Calm, weekly Mondays and Wednesdays, August 12-26, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Safe Reopening of Schools, August 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Fathering/Grandfathering/Caregiving in a Heightened Racialized Environment, August 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Talking Teens: Getting Them Out of Bed and Ready for School, August 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Healing from Racialized Trauma, August 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being during the Transition Back to Learning, August 27, 6:30-8 p.m.

See below for more details about each session including speakers. Access information will be added to this page closer to the date of each session.


Restore Calm

It’s natural to struggle with balancing work-life and family life in times like these. There is so much change going on in the world, much of which we can’t control. So what can you do when you feel overwhelmed and uncertain? Try restoring calm. “Restore Calm” is a mindfulness, breathing and intuitive movement virtual wellness workshop for family caregivers.


Monday and Wednesdays
August 12 to August 26
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

All the links to the Zoom meetings are available here under Join Us in Class


Safe Reopening of Schools

As we prepare to open our schools in September and welcome back students and staff, we are doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all school community members, while also providing the best academic experience possible for students, supporting mental health and well-being and considering the needs of families and staff. Hear from TDSB staff about steps being taken prepare schools for safe re-opening.


Thursday, August 13
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Access the webinar here


Fathering/Grandfathering/Caregiving in a Heightened Racialized Environment

Fathers/grandfathers/caregivers explore the hills and valleys of parenting their children during this time and its impact on their identities and role.

Panelists: Neethan Shan, Steve Didham

Tuesday, August 18
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Talking Teens: Getting Them Out of Bed and Ready for School

Has motivating and negotiating movement of your teenager over the last few months been challenging? If they have been sleeping, gaming or on TikTok all summer and you are now at the end of your rope and don’t know how to prepare them for school, this session is for you.

Presenter: Dr. Karyn Gordon

Monday, August 20
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Healing from Racialized Trauma

Racial trauma can result from major experiences of racism ranging from workplace discrimination or hate crimes to an accumulation of many small occurrences such as everyday discrimination and micro-aggressions. Healing the mind and body from race trauma is a journey. This session will explore various healing practices and approaches.

Presenter: Mosa McNelly

Thursday, August 24
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being During the Transition Back to Learning: Relationships, Routines and Resilience

As we look to the beginning of the school year, we are working to anticipate and prepare for return to school. While we get closer to answering the question of what is next, this webinar, led by TDSB Professional Support Services staff and Student Equity Workers will aim to provide information and resources on building relationships, establishing routines and promoting resilience. The panelists conversation will be followed by breakout rooms and discussion.

Thursday, August 27
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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