Virtual Parent Conference 2021

Virtual Parent Conference

Join us for a day of workshops for parents!

Sunday, April 18, 2021 – Save the date!
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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The Parent Conference

 Children and teens face so many issues and parents often struggle with how best to help their children. That’s why the English Montreal School Board Parents Committee (EMSBPC) is holding its fourth annual Parent Conference. A series of workshops for parents on a variety of issues pertaining to both your children and teens.

This year, the conference is being held online.

Keynote speech by Dr. Earl Rubin, Director of The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Montreal Children’s Hospital: Resilience through the COVID Pandemic. Our panel of experts will discuss the same topic and will include:
  • Dr Debbie Schwarcz, general practitioner
  • Aaron Derfel Montreal Gazette health reporter

Some of our workshops include:

  • Building up children to help them bounce back from life’s challenges
  • Field Trips of the Future
  • Setting boundaries on screens with your children
  • Prevention of Weight/Size Discrimination – Inclusion of People of Size
  • Learn Quebec – Services
  • Vaping – what you need to know
  • Journaling as a self-care tool
  • Advocating for and magnifying marginalized voices
  • Assistive Technology tools for student writing support
  • Play and movement for elementary school aged students
  • The Virtual Library
  • Online Learning, Netiquette & Digital Life for Elementary School Parents
  • Early Literacy and Kindergarten Readiness
  • Recognition of Acquired Competencies – Adult Education and Vocational Sector
  • S.T.E.A.M. – How the program integrates a cross-curricular, project based, holistic approach to learning

Listen to a Podcast about the Parent Conference here:

Full list of workshops and descriptions – click here.

Where:

vpc.emsbparents.ca

HOW TO CONNECT:To connect to the conference click this link: vpc.emsbparents.ca You will be asked to verify your account:

Please check your email and SPAM / Junk folders for the verification code (it may take up to 5 minutes to receive)

You will need to have registered for the event. The Online platform will only be available as of April 14, 2021.

You can also download the App for the event here: Open the App.

The App will have information on the conference but to access the sessions you will still need to use your web browser with this address: vpc.emsbparents.ca

Agenda:

09:00 09:15 Opening & Registration
09:15 10:20 Welcome & Keynote / Panel – Resilience through the COVID Pandemic
10:20 10:30 Break
10:30 11:30 Session 2
11:30 11:40 Break
11:40 12:00 Breakout Rooms / Exhibition Hall
12:00 12:45 Lunch & Entertainment Q&A with Matthew G.
12:45 13:00 Lunch Q&A
13:00 14:00 Session 3
14:00 14:10 Break
14:10 15:15 Session 4
15:15 15:45 Breakout rooms 2 / Exhibition hall
15:45 16:00 Thank you / giveaways

Cost:

The Conference is FREE for early bird registrants between March 12th and April 4th. As of April 5th, there will be a $10 registration fee to join the conference.

Lunch:

Meal Delivery Coupons will be available for those who want a meal delivered at the lunch break and we will have some Local entertainment as well.

In fall 2018, the Parent Conference was a big success, with over 300 people in attendance and great reviews. The EMSB Parents Committee is aiming to improve it even further this year!

Contact Us

parentconference@emsb.qc.ca

or Brigida Sellato
514-483-7200 ext. 7242

 

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Information on Past Events

Who We Are – The EMSB Parents Committee

The EMSB Parents Committee (formerly Central Parents Committee) is a government-mandated body that represents all EMSB parents by informing the EMSB of parents’ needs, advising the EMSB, representing parents on EMSB committees & the Council of Commissioners, promoting parent participation and informing parents of relevant issues. The committee meets once a month. It began its Parent Conference in 2017, wanting to offer parents a free event at which they could educate themselves on a variety of topics relevant to parenting.

Continue reading “Who We Are – The EMSB Parents Committee”

2017 – 2018 Newsletter & Recap

Click the link below to view our newsletter detailing our activities and accomplishments for the school year: 2017-2018

EMSBPC newsletter 2018 – YE review