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Workshops

Each year the Parent and Community Engagement Office (PCEO) provides training opportunities for School Councils  across the system to support the important work of School Councils. 

Please check the School Council Calendar for all upcoming events and log in details or refer to the chart below.

PCEO - Past School Council Webinars

All past School Council webinars can be found on the PCEO YouTube channel.

Upcoming School Council Webinars

Date Time Title Description Login Details
November 3, 2021 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Leading School Council This workshop is for School Council Chairs and Co-Chairs or Vice Chairs. The aim is to help you effectively lead your Council, become more confident in your roles and facilitate a meaningful, inclusive year of family/caregiver engagement. Topics include: Mandate of Councils (Reg. 612); Membership and Roles; Selection of executive members and process for removal; Effective relationships and communication; Planning, including budgeting and committees; new Conflict resolution guidelines. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98455823320
Or One tap mobile:
Canada: +16473744685,,98455823320# or +16475580588,,98455823320#
November 9, 2021 10:00 a.m. - noon Leading School Council This workshop is for School Council Chairs and Co-Chairs or Vice Chairs. The aim is to help you effectively lead your Council, become more confident in your roles and facilitate a meaningful, inclusive year of family/caregiver engagement. Topics include: Mandate of Councils (Reg. 612); Membership and Roles; Selection of executive members and process for removal; Effective relationships and communication; Planning, including budgeting and committees; new Conflict resolution guidelines. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/95298539319
Or One tap mobile:
Canada: +16475580588,,95298539319# or +16473744685,,95298539319#
November 10, 2021 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Leading School Council This workshop is for School Council Chairs and Co-Chairs or Vice Chairs. The aim is to help you effectively lead your Council, become more confident in your roles and facilitate a meaningful, inclusive year of family/caregiver engagement. Topics include: Mandate of Councils (Reg. 612); Membership and Roles; Selection of executive members and process for removal; Effective relationships and communication; Planning, including budgeting and committees; new Conflict resolution guidelines. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/96006086920
Or One tap mobile:
Canada: +16473744685,,96006086920# or +16475580588,,96006086920#
November 16, 2021 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. School Council Bylaws This workshop is designed for any School Council member or interested parent/caregiver. TDSB requires that every School Council have a set of working, up-to-date bylaws and have created a template that includes anti-oppressive, equitable language. Councils are asked to use this template 1. as their bylaws; or, 2. as a guideline in creating bylaws that reflect their community. This workshop will guide you through the template, assisting you in understanding how to link it to your Council and community. It will also guide you through the new Conflict Resolution guidelines. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/93583811378
Or One tap mobile:
+16473744685,,93583811378# or +16475580588,,93583811378#
November 18, 2021 10:00 a.m. - noon School Council Bylaws This workshop is designed for any School Council member or interested parent/caregiver. TDSB requires that every School Council have a set of working, up-to-date bylaws and have created a template that includes anti-oppressive, equitable language. Councils are asked to use this template 1. as their bylaws; or, 2. as a guideline in creating bylaws that reflect their community. This workshop will guide you through the template, assisting you in understanding how to link it to your Council and community. It will also guide you through the new Conflict Resolution guidelines. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/99883525725
Or One tap mobile:
+16475580588,,99883525725# or +16473744685,,99883525725#
November 23, 2021 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. School Council Bylaws This workshop is designed for any School Council member or interested parent/caregiver. TDSB requires that every School Council have a set of working, up-to-date bylaws and have created a template that includes anti-oppressive, equitable language. Councils are asked to use this template 1. as their bylaws; or, 2. as a guideline in creating bylaws that reflect their community. This workshop will guide you through the template, assisting you in understanding how to link it to your Council and community. It will also guide you through the new Conflict Resolution guidelines. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/94621447836
Or One tap mobile:
+16473744685,,94621447836# or +16475580588,,94621447836#
November 25, 2021 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. School Council Bylaws This workshop is designed for any School Council member or interested parent/caregiver. TDSB requires that every School Council have a set of working, up-to-date bylaws and have created a template that includes anti-oppressive, equitable language. Councils are asked to use this template 1. as their bylaws; or, 2. as a guideline in creating bylaws that reflect their community. This workshop will guide you through the template, assisting you in understanding how to link it to your Council and community. It will also guide you through the new Conflict Resolution guidelines. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/95752351537
Or One tap mobile:
+16475580588,,95752351537# or +16473744685,,95752351537#
January 11, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. School Council – Digging Deeper This workshop is designed for School Council members, as well as any interested parents/caregivers. How might Councils meet their mandate to “improve pupil achievement and enhance the accountability of the system to parents”? This workshop will dig past fundraising habits to find the real work in anti-oppressive, inclusive practices that give families/caregivers an effective voice in their children’s education. The role of Council in the creation of the School Improvement Plan, as well as other strategies for connecting with, and engaging, the “hard to reach” will be examined. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/96437569132
Or One tap mobile:
+16473744685,,96437569132# or +16475580588,,96437569132#
January 13, 2022 10:00 a.m. – noon School Council – Digging Deeper This workshop is designed for School Council members, as well as any interested parents/caregivers. How might Councils meet their mandate to “improve pupil achievement and enhance the accountability of the system to parents”? This workshop will dig past fundraising habits to find the real work in anti-oppressive, inclusive practices that give families/caregivers an effective voice in their children’s education. The role of Council in the creation of the School Improvement Plan, as well as other strategies for connecting with, and engaging, the “hard to reach” will be examined. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/96859900326
Or One tap mobile:
+16473744685,,96859900326# or +16475580588,,96859900326#
January 18, 2022 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. School Council – Digging Deeper This workshop is designed for School Council members, as well as any interested parents/caregivers. How might Councils meet their mandate to “improve pupil achievement and enhance the accountability of the system to parents”? This workshop will dig past fundraising habits to find the real work in anti-oppressive, inclusive practices that give families/caregivers an effective voice in their children’s education. The role of Council in the creation of the School Improvement Plan, as well as other strategies for connecting with, and engaging, the “hard to reach” will be examined. https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/96452770772
Or One tap mobile:
+16473744685,,96452770772# or +16475580588,,96452770772#

 

The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) also provides opportunities throughout the year for School Councils. Please visit their page https://torontopiac.com/index.html for further information.

School Council Calendar

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