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Toronto District School Board’s Parents as Partners Conference is on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at Allstream Centre. The conference is open to all parents and caregivers of students who attend TDSB schools. Lunch and childcare are provided. Workshops will be offered on a range of topics throughout the day. We are also delighted to welcome distinguished keynote speakers: Dr. Marie Wilson and Dr. Ian Manion.

Dr. Marie Wilson is has been one of the three Commissioners chosen to lead the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada since 2009. The Commission has been probing into the history and impacts of more than a century of forced residential schooling for aboriginal children. Ms. Wilson came to be a Commissioner following more than 30 years of professional experience as an award-winning journalist, trainer and senior executive manager. For several years, Marie Wilson served as an associate board member of what was to become APTN, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Over the years she has also worked with various other boards and agencies committed to social justice, journalism and civic engagement, community, spiritual and international development and the well-being of children and youth.

Dr. Ian Manion is a clinical psychologist and scientist-practitioner who has worked for over 30 years with children, youth and families. He is a clinical professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and the Director of Youth Mental Health Research at the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Mental Health Research. He serves as the Inaugural Co-Chair of the National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium and the Principal Lead for the National School-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Consortium. He is actively involved in research in the areas of parent/child interactions, community mental health promotion, youth depression and youth suicide. Dr. Manion is co-founder of Youth Net/ Réseau Ado, a bilingual community-based mental health promotion program with satellites across Canada and in Europe. This program strives to understand the mental health issues facing youth, and to better address these issues with sensitivity to gender, age, culture, and geography.

For further information about the conference, please visit www.parentsaspartners.ca. 




Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 12 students,

We will be presenting a Lunch ‘N Learn Workshop for grade 12 students on Thursday, April 20th at 11:35am in Room 117. As a parent/guardian of a Grade 12 student you are cordially invited to attend this workshop. The following week on Wednesday, May 3rd we will hold a workshop for those students who want to start their Ontario Student Assistance Program – OSAP - application. This workshop will be for students only.

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Accident Insurance Coverage

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during school sponsored activities. As a parent/guardian, it is your decision whether or not to purchase accident insurance for your child.

Accidents can and do happen. Some injuries and medical, dental or other expenses are not covered by provincial health care or employer group insurance plans. The TDSB has arranged a Student Accident Insurance policy exclusively through Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada. Participation is voluntary but highly recommended and the costs are to be paid by the parent/guardian. All students up to 20 years of age are accepted.

Benefits include:
  • dental expenses (resulting from an accident)
  • total and permanent disability
  • dismemberment/loss of use
  • accidental death
  • ambulance fees

There are different plans tailored to meet various needs. Rates start at $8 per year and family rates for 3 or more children are also offered. The insurance agreement is between you and Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada.

To subscribe you can apply directly on-line at www.insuremykids.com or call Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada toll free at 1-800-463-KIDS (5437). Students in JK to grade 8 can also subscribe by using the brochure that was provided by your child’s school. Accident insurance is especially valuable for today’s active children.
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