Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grants for Regional/Provincial Projects 2017-18

Organization Project Title Description Amount
Adoption Council of Ontario Creating School Communities of Well-Being: Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss The Adoption Council of Ontario will create a "Community of Well-Being Saturdays" program for parents, teachers/educators and community partners. Workshops and a "resource village" will be provided where parents, teachers and community partners can connect. This program will bring together parents, teachers, other educators and community partners to create school communities that are positive, safe and welcoming for children who experience foster care, adoption and other situations that may make them vulnerable. $7,500
Algoma District School Board Parents as Partners in Math The Parent Involvement Committee of Algoma District School Board will host a Parents as Partners in Math Night to increase parents' knowledge, confidence and comfort with the mathematics curriculum so they can support their children's learning in mathematics. Speakers will present to parents of elementary and secondary students. $7,500
Avon Maitland District School Board Welcoming Low German Families The Avon Maitland District School Board will organize information sessions for Low German families to learn more about Ontario's education system, ESL services provided in the school board, and community resources to support student learning and well-being. $5,000
Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Sister 2 Sister: Connected Families, Thriving Communities Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention will hold workshops to strengthen relationships between grade 8 girls and their parents and to support parents in helping their daughters effectively manage the transition into adolescence and high school. Families will be provided with strategies and tools to support their grade 8 girls throughout these transitions. $5,000
Brock University Engaging Parents to Support Their Children’s 21st Century Learning Skills Brock University will collaborate with the Niagara Catholic District School Board to provide parents of at-risk elementary students with an opportunity to learn how to identify, access, and support their children with literacy and numeracy learning technologies in the home. Through a series of seminars, workshops, online forums and a parent engagement resource repository, parents will have an enriched knowledge and engagement with 21st century learning technologies. $12,500
Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Supporting Youth Mental Health The Parent Involvement Committee of Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board will hold Supporting Youth Mental Health carousel nights throughout the different geographical areas of the school board where parents will have the chance to connect with mental health professionals. These events will spark a conversation with parents on supporting student mental health. $10,000
Cambrian College Parents as Career Coaches Cambrian College will host interactive sessions in the Sudbury area to engage parents on how to best support their children in navigating the post-secondary education environment including program choices, educational and career pathways, and financial aid. $14,000
Caribbean African Canadian Social (CAFCAN) Services Support Our Parents (SOP) – Training and Skills Development for Parents with Special Needs Children The Caribbean African Canadian Social Services, in collaboration with the Jamaican Canadian Association and the Community Support Workers of Toronto District School Board will hold a series of workshops and training for parents of students with special educational needs. These workshops will increase parents' understanding of raising children with special educational needs, increase their awareness of the supports and resources available to them and create a parent support network. $8,000
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario – Parent Involvement Committee Presentations for Parents The Parent Involvement Committee of Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will organize presentations for parents on strategies to support student mental health and well-being. A number of community partners will be present to provide an overview of the resources and supports available in the community to promote positive mental health. There will also be workshops focused on technology and digital citizenship. $10,000
Centre for Immigrant and Community Services Supporting Parents to Enhance Student Success The Centre for Immigrant and Community Services will offer a series of training sessions for newcomer parents to gain a better understanding of Ontario's education system and how to work collaboratively with school personnel to support their children’s learning and well-being. The project will cover schools in the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board, within the North York community. $7,500
Community Builders Parents as Partners in Inclusion: Expanding Circles of Leadership Community Builders, in collaboration with the Toronto District School Board and York Region District School Board, will plan and deliver cross-generational dialogues in schools of each school board to give parents, educators and students an opportunity to share perspectives and experiences related to school issues, and to inspire and mentor parent leaders who are committed to making more caring and inclusive schools. $7,500
District School Board of Niagara Parent and Student Post-Secondary Engagement Project The District School Board of Niagara will develop outreach strategies to engage with students and their families in learning more about the opportunities available after high school. This project will target First-Generation post-secondary students, newcomer families and families who identify as First Nation, Metis and Inuit. $20,000
District School Board Niagara – Parent Involvement Committee Parenting Matters The Parent Involvement Committee of the District School Board of Niagara will host a Parenting Matters Conference with a variety of workshops on topics identified by parents. Topics will include mathematics, literacy, Indigenous perspectives, early learning, transitions from elementary to high school to post-secondary, mental health and well-being. $12,500
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Community Event and Resources to Support Positive Relationships The Parent Involvement Committee of Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will organize a community event with keynote speakers to provide parents with information on ways to support their children in the areas of financial literacy, well-being, and resiliency. They will also develop digital resources to support the role of school councils. $10,000
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board – Special Education Advisory Committee Walking Together, Working Together: Supporting our Diverse Parents and Guardians The Special Education Advisory Committee of Dufferin-Peel District Catholic District School Board will host a series of workshops for parents to learn new skills and techniques to support student success and well-being. Workshop topics will include math literacy, mental health awareness, and technology in the 21st century. $10,000
Durham Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Together in Community The Parent Involvement Committee of Durham Catholic District School Board will hold three events for parents – a Digital Story Telling Project, an Evening of Diversity, and a Math Cafe. These events will engage families across the school board to learn more about culture, diversity, wellness and inclusive education, and how to contribute to a diverse learning environment to build stronger and vibrant school communities. The Math Cafe will include fun and interactive math activities for families and provide parents with strategies to support their children's math learning at home. $12,500
Durham Catholic District School Board – Special Education Advisory Committee Sharing of Excellence – Parents as Partners The Special Education Advisory Committee of Durham Catholic District School Board will provide opportunities for parents to effectively support their children with exceptional learning needs. Parents will be provided with information, tools and resources on special education topics, services and strategies in the areas of transition planning and the promotion of mental health and well-being at school. $8,000
Durham District School Board Supporting All Communities through Consultation and Inclusion The Durham District School Board will hold Parent Engagement Inclusive Learning Sessions, which will aim to increase parents' awareness of and participation in the implementation of the school board's Equity and Diversity Strategic Plan, increase parents' knowledge of opportunities to engage in their children's learning, and services provided by community agencies to support student success and well-being. $10,000
Durham District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Igniting Opportunities The Durham District School Board will hold an Igniting Opportunities Symposium with workshops aimed at providing practical tools and strategies to help parents support their children in accessing scholarship, bursary, and grant opportunities, completing course selections, engaging in experiential learning and developing resiliency and positive mental health. The symposium will aim to increase parents' knowledge and skills in supporting the success of their children in navigating high school through to post-secondary education, and accessing multiple pathways for future success. $15,000
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust Parents LGBTQI2S 101 Workshops Egale Canada Human Rights Trust will provide workshops to engage parents in developing safe and accepting schools in support of student well-being. These workshops will provide parents with a greater understanding of gender identities and will help foster safer spaces for LGBTQI2S youth, teachers and parents as informed advocates. $10,000
Erin Mills Connects Family Well-Being in Erin Mills Erin Mills Connects will hold evening events and information fairs for parents to provide them with strategies for promoting child and youth well-being and resilience. These events will connect parents in a highly multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-language school community to local resources and services that will help reduce isolation and promote student well-being. $5,000
Eritrean Parents Liaison Council Engaging Parents to Increase Student Achievement Eritrean Parents Liaison Council will host a series of workshops in East Toronto and Thorncliffe Park neighbourhoods to engage parents in becoming leaders in their children's education. Parents will gain knowledge on how to support and become active partners in meeting their children's educational, emotional and physical needs. $5,000
Fanshawe College Supporting Transitions to Post Secondary Education Programs Fanshawe College will work in partnership with Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board to hold a series of workshops reaching out to parents of School Within A College (SWAC) and dual credit students who are working to complete their OSSD and transition to post-secondary education. Tools, resources and information on available student supports will be provided to parents with additional outreach to parents of First Nation students in the SWAC program. $6,000
Greater Essex County District School Board My Child Has a Learning Disability The Greater Essex County District School Board will host a conference for parents of children with learning disabilities. There will be workshops focused on demystifying learning disabilities, self-advocacy strategies, community supports, and the development of an Individual Education Plan. $10,000
H.appi The H.appi Parent H.appi will hold sessions for parents to help them explore and understand the post-secondary education opportunities available for their children. Parents and their children from refugee and newcomer families will be provided with information and resources to help address the barriers that discourage them in applying to post-secondary institutions. $13,000
Halton District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee 21st Century Student Success: Creating a Culture of Equity, Inclusion and Well-Being The Parent Involvement Committee of Halton District School Board will host a conference for parents and caregivers to provide them with information on supporting their children's education, mental health and well-being. The conference will have interactive workshops on a variety of topics including safe technology use, mathematics, literacy, the teenage brain, career pathways, ESL/ELL, and active lifestyles. Parents will also have access to school board and community resources to support their children's learning at home. In addition, several networking sessions among parents will take place throughout the year in schools across the school board to foster and support parent engagement. $12,500
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Engaging Parents from Newcomer and Diverse Communities Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board will provide parent engagement sessions focused on newcomer and diverse communities to remove barriers that prevent them from participating in their children’s learning. The sessions will provide parents of English Language Learners (ELLs) with the knowledge and tools needed to support student learning at home and at school, specifically in the areas of mathematics and early literacy. $7,500
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Engaging Parents in Equity, Engagement and Achievement of LGBTQ Youth Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board will hold workshops for parents of LGBTQ youth on strategies to support their children's well-being and academic success. These workshops will include guest speakers from community agencies as well as parent/student panels to speak to parents about how best to support LGBTQ youth. $5,000
Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Self-Regulation, Learning and Thriving The Parent Involvement Committee of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will host an evening event for parents and children to learn about self-regulation and how to thrive in their daily activities. $5,000
Huron County Health Unit Parent Resource Kit The Huron County Health Unit will provide parents with the resources and skills to be able to promote optimal healthy brain development through fine/gross motor/speech and language/social development to improve their child's readiness for school. $7,500
Huron Perth Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Parents Helping Parents with Mathematics and Student Well-Being The Parent Involvement Committee of Huron Perth Catholic District School Board will develop videos for parents on tips and strategies to support their children's mathematics learning. These videos will be broadcasted and made available on the school board website for all parents to access. $5,000
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Making Healthy Choices: Supporting Student and Parent Well-Being The Parent Involvement Committee of Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board will host a session for parents with a variety of speakers on current issues affecting the well-being of their children (.e.g. drug use, addictions). The session will provide parents with information on available resources within the community that could assist them with these issues as well as alternatives and preventative measures that may help them and/or their children avoid such issues. $10,000
Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services Education Is For Everyone Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services will provide a series of workshops for newcomer parents on strategies for supporting their children's success in school. These workshops will enhance newcomer parents' understanding of Ontario's education system, provide parents with strategies for parent involvement, and equip parents with the confidence and knowledge to interact with their children's school, teachers and administrators. $10,000
Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre Jane Finch Cross-Generational Dialogues: Building Trust Between Parents, School Staff and Students The Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre will plan and deliver cross-generational dialogues in six Jane-Finch neighbourhood schools to give parents, educators and students an opportunity to share perspectives and experiences related to school issues, and to inspire and mentor parent leaders who are committed to making more caring and inclusive schools. $7,500
Kenora Catholic District School Board Building Around the Heart of Our Community The Kenora Catholic District School Board will host a community event for all parents and families to build Indigenous cultural awareness, foster parent and community engagement, and strategies for supporting safe and welcoming school environments. $7,500
Lambton Kent District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Physical Literacy and It's Impact on Wellbeing The Parent Involvement Committee of Lambton Kent District School Board will host presentations for parents on the importance of physical literacy and its positive impact on student well-being. The presentations will provide parents with practical strategies and resources to encourage and support their children's physical literacy at home. Parents will also have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of mental health through interactive discussions with the school board's mental health team. $7,500
Learning Disabilities Association of Chatham-Kent Building Parent Resources: Promoting Student Success The Learning Disabilities Association of Chatham-Kent will host workshops where parents will gain knowledge, information, tools, and strategies needed to support their children's learning. Workshop topics will include special education services, mathematics and numeracy, social skills and mindfulness, ADHD and advocacy, and post-secondary supports and opportunities. $4,000
Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston Speak Up for Ability The Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston in partnership with the Parent Involvement of Committee of the Limestone District School Board will host a parent engagement forum entitled "Speak Up for Ability". Parents will be informed about the value of productive home-school conversations, creating a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment and becoming an advocate for students with learning challenges. $6,000
Learning Disabilities Association of London Region Hands-On Parent Engagement Project The Learning Disabilities Association of London Region will hold parent workshops, monthly parent support meetings, and a learning disabilities symposium. Parents will learn about current strategies and resources to support their children in mathematics and reading. Parents will also be learn more about the skills, ideas, and strategies needed to work effectively with school staff and their own children with learning disabilities. $12,500
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario Parents as Partners – Developing Students' with Learning Disabilities Skills Outside the Classroom The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario will create two video resources to engage parents of children with learning disabilities. The first video will focus on numeracy resources that can be used by parents in the home and the second video will focus on promoting student success outside of the classroom. $15,000
Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County Family Conference The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County will host a parent conference for families with children with learning disabilities in the area. Field professionals will speak on a variety of topics to help inform parents and engage them in their children's learning as advocates in their children's experiences and learning journey. There will also be opportunities for peer support and networking. $2,000
Learning Disabilities Association of York Region Building Resiliency and Mental Health Awareness in Learning Disabilities and ADHD The Learning Disabilities Association of York Region will host a conference for parents and guardians of Chinese, Syrian, and African/Caribbean heritage providing them with information about learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This conference will enhance parents' knowledge about learning disabilities, parent engagement and communication in order to support their children's well-being and academic success. $10,000
Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury Planting The Seeds For Success The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury, in collaboration with the Northern Ontario Centre for Learning Differences, the Parent Involvement Committees and Special Education Advisory Committee's in all 8 northeastern Ontario English school boards will hold a regional conference for parents of students with learning disabilities. The conference will provide parents with the tools to support self-advocacy skills development for their children and additional strategies they can use to assist their children to be more successful in school. $12,500
Limestone District School Board Indigenous Family Network The Limestone District School Board will create an Indigenous Family Network composed of parents, youth, community members, school representatives and Indigenous community agencies, who will come together to support parent engagement and student achievement and well-being. The Indigenous Family Network will organize sessions on a variety of topics such as Indigenous culture and teachings, creating safe spaces for learning, mental health and well-being, and pathways to post-secondary education. $10,000
Limestone District School Board Preparing Students to Succeed in a Highly Skilled Workforce The Limestone District School Board will host focused discussions with parents to learn more about their needs, their preferences and the barriers they face when it comes to planning and accessing post-secondary opportunities for their children. Workshops will be held on topics such as OSAP, myBlueprint for Parents, career pathways, and skilled trades. $6,900
Mohawk College Engaging Parents in Their Children's Post Secondary Education Pathways Mohawk College, in partnership with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, will hold a program for parents to become familiar with post-secondary options, financial aid available to students, programs requirements, and potential pathways their children can take to achieve success beyond secondary school. This project will engage hard-to-reach parents and build on existing strategies to increase parents’ expectations of their child's post-secondary education. $9,000
Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration Forward Together: Supporting School Success for Newcomers in Kindergarten  The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration will hold a series of workshops for Syrian newcomer parents to learn more about Ontario's education system, strategies to support their children’s success and well-being in school, and the importance of the early years. $5,000
Niagara Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Well-Being, Learning and Achievement Fair The Parent Involvement Committee of Niagara Catholic District School Board will host a “Well-Being, Learning and Achievement Fair" for parents, students, and the community on supporting the well-being, learning, and achievement of all students to reach their full potential. Parents will also be provided with information and resources on the various specialized programs available for their children such as the Specialist High Skills Majors program, Dual Credits, and Cooperative Education courses. $8,000
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Fostering Student Well-Being: Continuing Our Journey The Parent Involvement Committee of Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board in collaboration with the Special Education Advisory Committee will host a symposium focused on promoting student well-being and student achievement. The symposium will include keynote speakers and workshops for parents on a variety of topics including building healthy nutrition practices at home and at school, bullying prevention, mental health, child development, promoting mathematical mindsets, and special education. $15,000
North Hamilton Community Health Centre Igniting Conversations: A Pathway to Post-Secondary The North Hamilton Community Health Centre will provide experiential learning opportunities for parents to increase their knowledge about the post-secondary education options available for their children. Trips to local post-secondary institutions will be organized to engage parents in conversations about post-secondary pathways, requirements, course offerings including information on current labour market trends and technological advances affecting employment. $12,750
Northwestern Health Unit Engaging Parents in Healthy Schools in Northwestern Ontario The Northwestern Health Unit will hold a symposium where parents will be actively engaged in gathering information to develop a resource/tool to help school councils and Parent Involvement Committees engage parents in creating healthy and equitable schools. $10,000
Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education 78th Annual Conference – Mental Wellness: Developing Your God-Given Potential The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) will host their 78th annual parent conference entitled "Mental Wellness: Developing Your God-Given Potential". This conference will provide parents with tools and resources to support their children's learning, and include workshops on supporting student achievement, mental well-being, supporting learning in the classroom, collaborative problem solving, and technology in the classroom. $15,000
Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations (OFHSA) Parent Engagement: A Community of Practice, Moving Beyond the Toolkit The Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations (OFHSA) will host a provincial parent conference with workshops on promoting well-being, equity and inclusion, healthy schools, and literacy. OFSHA will also organize a Parent Leadership Café for parents to network and share their knowledge and experiences on ways to support student achievement and well-being. $15,000
Organization for Literacy in Lambton Parent Advocacy Programming Organization for Literacy in Lambton will hold a series of workshops to provide parents the opportunity to network, share challenges and improve communication with teachers and the school. Parents will gain a better understanding of how learning disabilities may affect life at home and at school with access to information, resources and supports to teach parents self-advocacy skills. $5,000
Ottawa Catholic School Board – Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) & Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA) Supporting Student Success: Mind, Body and Spirit The Parent Involvement Committee of Ottawa Catholic School Board and the Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA) will host events to provide parents with information, tools and resources to support their children's body, mind, and spirit. Topics covered will include opioids, resiliency and mental health. $7,000
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Supporting, Encouraging, and Connecting Parents The Parent Involvement Committee of Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will host a conference for parents and school council members. The overarching theme of the parent conference will be self-regulation and workshop topics will include the importance of sleep, healthy eating, physical activity, and digital identity. The conference will also have a component for school council training on topics such as school council finances, governance, and communications. $12,500
Parents Advocating For Student Success Innovation: STEM Parent Conference Parents Advocating for Student Success will host a STEM Conference in Toronto where parents with children in grades K-12 will be exposed to new innovations, technologies, applications, creative ways of teaching and learning to promote student learning and success. $7,500
Parents Advocating For Student Success Get Connected: Supporting Your Child's Educational Pathway Parents Advocating For Student Success will hold a series of workshops for parents to understand current and future trends in education and the workforce, to examine barriers and develop an action plan to guide their children through post-secondary education pathways and into a rewarding career. $10,000
Parents Engaged in Education DREAM BIG Conferences Parents Engaged in Education (PEIE) will deliver a DREAM BIG Conference to empower parent volunteers to become more effective partners with their schools. The conference will have a variety of workshops to provide parents with practical tools and information on to how build effective school councils. PEIE will also host a session for parents on the importance of setting high expectations and supporting their children to achieve them. $7,500
Parya Trillium Foundation Engaging Parents in Children’s Pathway Planning The Parya Trillium Foundation will hold a series of workshops, panel discussions and field trips to help newcomer parents acquire a better understanding of Ontario's education system and the different education/career pathways available for their children. These workshops will equip parents to participate in productive conversations with their children to identify their educational interests, needs, and learning style to plan out a successful pathway. $12,500
Pathways Health Centre for Children Life After High School for Teens With Special Needs Pathways Health Centre for Children will hold a series of workshops to provide parents of youth with special needs with information, resources and planning tools to support their child's transition from high school to adulthood. Training for parents, agency displays, networking opportunities and a transition kit will also be provided. $7,500
Peel District School Board Inspire Hope: Integrating and Engaging Syrian Newcomer Parents The Peel District School Board will hold workshops throughout the school year focused on skill-building opportunities for Syrian newcomer families, such as building an understanding of the curriculum, reading their child’s Progress Reports, helping their child with studying, and supporting a child who has gone through traumatic events. This project will integrate Syrian newcomer parents into the school community, improve their understanding of Ontario's education system and support their engagement in their children's learning. $10,000
Peel District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Improving Student Success Within Priority/High-Needs Neighbourhoods and Marginalized Student Population Groups Within Peel Region The Parent Involvement Committee of Peel District School Board will host community events and a parent conference in several high-needs neighbourhoods in the Peel Region. Keynote speakers and interactive presentations will equip parents with the knowledge and skills to support their children's learning in the areas of math, numeracy and literacy. Parents will also gain an understanding of the various post-secondary pathways available to their children. $15,000
People for Education People for Education Annual Conference People for Education will host a conference to connect parents with a broad range of education stakeholders, providing an opportunity to learn with and from each other. The overall goal will be to develop relationships of trust and understanding between stakeholders, and to empower parents as active and informed partners in education. The conference will include keynote speakers and workshops on citizenship, math, and integrative thinking. $15,000
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Family Engagement Series: Faith, Learning and Well-Being in the 21st Century The Parent Involvement Committee of Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Catholic District School Board will host a series of parent engagement evenings to provide practical strategies for parents to support their children's education at home and at school. Topics addressed will include Indigenous perspectives on well-being, self-regulation, mindfulness, resilience, and faith development in the 21st century. $7,500
Queen’s University Mentoring Circles for Diverse Parents and Families Queen's University will organize workshops for parents from four priority Greater Toronto Area (GTA) neighbourhoods. These workshops will support the development a multilingual toolkit of resources and the creation of parent-to-parent "mentoring circles" of friends, family, and colleagues to support the success of their children. This project will empower racialized and low-income parents in priority-designated neighbourhoods within the GTA to develop and facilitate informal support groups within their own communities. $8,600
Rainbow District School Board Parents as Partners: Learning Together Rainbow District School Board will host a conference for parents on a number of topics to support parent engagement in Rainbow Schools. This conference will help parents to build a better understanding of the education system, special education supports, equity and inclusive education initiatives, and 21st century teaching and learning strategies. $10,000
Rainy River District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Connecting Communities through Creativity (Family Arts/Math Nights) The Parent Involvement Committee of Rainy River District School Board will hold Family Arts/Math Nights within schools across the school board for parents of pre-school to Grade 12 children. The Family Math Nights will help parents become more knowledgeable about the math curriculum, instructional strategies used in the classroom, and interactive ways to extend the learning of math at home. The Family Arts Nights will provide parents with information on arts education, arts programs offered in the school board, and the importance of the arts in fostering positive student self-esteem and well-being. $20,000
Renfrew County District School Board Opening the Doors to Future Opportunities The Renfrew County District School Board will hold a series of information sessions on topics such as course selections, transition planning, OYAP, OSAP, and post-secondary education options. These sessions will expose students and their parents to the range of opportunities for post-secondary education and give families information about the different educational and careers pathways that exist. $12,100
Renfrew County District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Partnering with Parents: Coming Together and Moving Forward The Parent Involvement Committee of Renfrew County District School Board will host a Fall Symposium where parents will be provided with a toolkit of resources and templates to support the work of schools councils. This symposium will aim to build a network of informed and supportive community members, parents, wellness and teaching professionals that support the learning and development of students. $10,000
Rural Response for Healthy Children Engaging Parents in Their Children's Success Series Rural Response for Healthy Children will offer a series of well-being workshops for parents in three target communities of Huron County. Parents will receive information through facilitated sessions and discussions about well-being, saving money for post-secondary education and preparing for Junior Kindergarten. $7,500
Safe Kids Committee Monendamowin: The Happy Feelings Project The Safe Kids Committee will organize workshops and information sessions for parents focused on mental health. Parents will have opportunities to form discussion groups and learn from and support one another. $7,500
Sarnia-Lambton Rebound Parents Reaching Out Sarnia-Lambton Rebound will host conferences for parents focused on supporting student mental health and wellness. The conferences will involve parents and caregivers as allies and co-learners with their children to help build relationships, build awareness around community resources, empower the voice of parents and increase the collaboration between the social service sector and families. $7,500
Science North Bringing STEM Home Science North will hold a series of workshops in the Sudbury and Thunder Bay area for parents and their children to spark interest in STEM and encourage conversations about science both in the classroom and at home. $10,000
Simcoe County District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Circle of Learning - Connecting Families and Schools The Parent Involvement Committee of Simcoe County District School Board will organize events throughout Simcoe County for parents to learn more about ways to support their children's learning and well-being. Topics will include healthy eating, physical activity during and outside the school day, learning strategies used in the classroom with a focus on numeracy, building social, emotional and self-regulation monitoring skills, play-based instruction in kindergarten and primary classrooms, and the positive impact of using technology as a learning tool. $15,000
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board Literacy and Numeracy Resources for Families of English-Language Learners The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will provide newcomer parents and families of English-language learners with the tools to take an active role in the development of their children's literacy and numeracy skills. At school events, parents will have the opportunity to engage in interactive math and literacy activities with their children, and be encouraged to use these activities to continue the learning at home. Resources will be translated and parents will be encouraged to use their first language to explain key concepts to their children. $5,000
St Clair Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Supporting Student Well-Being Through Physical Literacy The Parent Involvement Committee of St Clair Catholic District School Board will hold a series of learning sessions for parents on the importance of physical literacy and it's positive impact on student well-being. The focus of these sessions will be on developing emotional, social, physical, and cognitive well-being through physical literacy and the importance of creating connection. Parents will be provided with practical strategies and resources to encourage and support their children's physical literacy at home. $7,500
Sudbury Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Strengthening the Parent-School-Community Partnership to Support Student Well-Being The Parent Involvement Committee of Sudbury Catholic District School Board will hold learning sessions for parents focused on supporting student well-being. Keynote speakers and presentations will cover a variety of topics including developing a growth mindset, physical literacy, coping with stress and anxiety, inspiring your child to love math, and creating a healthy school and home climate. $12,500
Thames Valley Council of Home and School Associations Parent Engagement and Leadership in the 21st Century: Building Capacity Together The Thames Valley Council of Home and School Associations (TVCHSA) will organize workshops for parents on various topics related to supporting student achievement and well-being, such as the benefits of technology and social media. In addition, TVCHSA will provide parents with leadership training to be more effective members of their school councils. $10,000
Thames Valley District School Board Creating a Community of Support Exhibits The Thames Valley District School Board will host "Creating a Community of Support" exhibits for families to increase their knowledge of mental health and the various resources available for their children in the community. The exhibits will provide parents with information on some common areas where children struggle, the importance of early intervention and decreasing stigma, and tools to support mental wellness. $10,000
The Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services School Success through Supportive Parenting of LGBTQ Youth in Simcoe County The Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services in partnership with the Simcoe Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will offer workshops for parents in six communities across Simcoe County to enhance their skills in supporting the achievement and well-being of LGBTQ youth. $5,000
Toronto Catholic District School Board – Advisory Committee for Portuguese-Speaking Communities Portuguese-Speaking Parents Reaching Out to Parents The Advisory Committee for Portuguese-Speaking Communities of Toronto Catholic District School Board will plan and deliver parent workshops to increase parents' capacity as leaders in their school community. Facilitated workshops will aim to promote the benefits of parent engagement, foster stronger parent and school relationships, and equip parents with the skills and knowledge to more effectively engage in their children's achievement and well-being. $5,000
Toronto Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Parent Engagement Through Technology The Parent Involvement Committee of Toronto Catholic District School Board will organize a conference for parents that focuses on parent engagement strategies. Keynote speakers and skill-building workshops will be based on topics identified by parents including supporting your children in mathematics, literacy, and internet safety. The workshops will be shared more broadly with parents in the school board through the development of webinars. $10,000
Toronto District School Board Partnering for Learning: Curiosity, Creativity, Discovery, Innovation The Toronto District School Board will organize workshops for parents in the Eglinton-Lawrence area to increase parent engagement and partnership on school improvement strategies in the areas of math, wellness, equity, arts, and pathways to postsecondary education. $7,500
Toronto District School Board Forum on Preparing for Post Secondary Education The Toronto District School Board will hold a forum on Preparing for Post Secondary Education (PSE) for parents in Ward 22. Parents will be invited to participate in the forum with workshops designed to meet the needs of parents of prospective PSE students, with emphasis on assisting parents who have not attended PSE themselves and parents from the local Indigenous community. $5,000
Toronto District School Board Arts Intersections – Understanding the Value of the Arts in Student Success and Well-Being The Toronto District School Board will hold information sessions for parents to increase their understanding of the value of the arts in promoting their children's well-being. The Arts Intersections project will exchange information, methods and practices among parents across the school board to break down some of the barriers that block parents from actively supporting their child's engagement in the arts. $7,500
Toronto District School Board Islamic Heritage Month – Parent Workshop Series The Toronto District School Board's Islamic Heritage Month Planning Group will host workshops to engage, enable and empower parents to challenge Islamophobia and discrimination through awareness and education. Activities will include educational and interactive workshops, creative art sessions, panel discussions, a film screening and an interfaith dialogue to build bridges between the Canadian Muslim community and the greater Toronto community. $7,500
Toronto District School Board Trinity-Spadina Parents as Partners in Equitable Postsecondary Pathways The Toronto District School Board will hold parent forums to engage parents and communities in supporting student achievement and well-being. Resources and information will be provided to parents to develop and expand communication and outreach strategies, build networks and facilitate cross-learning through local workshops and presentations. Parents will also receive tips on how to support their children’s course selections and career pathways, and transition to postsecondary education. $25,000
Toronto District School Board – Parent Involvement Advisory Committee Parents as Partners Conference The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee of Toronto District School Board will hold a conference where parents will attend a variety of workshops to acquire additional knowledge, skills and competencies to actively support their children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical well-being and development, both at home and at school. Topics will include 21st century teaching and learning, early years, Indigenous education, healthy schools, and equitable access to post-secondary education. $10,000
Toronto District School Board – Special Education Advisory Committee Parents as Partners 2018 The Special Education Advisory Committee of Toronto District School Board will host a conference featuring a variety of parent learning and engagement opportunities in support of 21st century teaching and learning, early years and equitable access to post-secondary education. This project provides an opportunity for parents to mentor others on how to become more involved and effective partners with the school system as well as collecting parent perspectives on what is working and where challenges remain in helping their children be successful in school. $10,000
Trillium Lakelands District School Board One Stop App for Parents The Trillium Lakelands District School Board will launch a district mobile app for all parents in the school board to use. This app will provide up-to-date school news, resources for parents and students, school maps, and important school board contact information. This will enhance communication between schools, the school board, and parents. $20,000
United Achievers' Club of Brampton African/Caribbean Parent Engagement Network The United Achievers' Club of Brampton will hold a series of workshops for parents from African/Caribbean communities in Peel Region to provide information on school board initiatives as well as practical engagement tools, resources and skills to further support their children's education and inclusion in school activities. $10,000
Upper Grand District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Connecting Families, Connecting Communities The Parent Involvement Committee of Upper Grand District School Board will host two events during the school year to provide parents access to information, resources and strategies for character education, math, literacy, arts, science and technology. $10,000
Waterloo Catholic District School Board Entering Secondary School and Pathways Planning Resources The Waterloo Catholic District School Board will translate parent resources to provide Spanish and Portuguese speaking parents with valuable information on topics such as pathway planning, transition supports, course selection and experiential learning opportunities. These resources will engage Spanish and Portuguese-speaking parents in supporting their children in successfully transitioning to secondary school and successful planning for future educational and career pathways. $10,500
Waterloo Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Fostering Healthy Minds, Healthy Children and Vibrant Connected Communities The Parent Involvement Committee of Waterloo Catholic District School Board will hold an interactive event for parents to gain a better understanding of the many resources available to them in the community. This event will draw awareness to the growing student mental health concerns and provide parents with proactive health strategies that foster resiliency and student well-being. $7,500
Waterloo Region District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee Equipping Parents, Supporting Students: Helping Our Children Succeed in Today's Innovative Education System The Parent Involvement Committee of Waterloo Region District School Board will partner with the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils to host a conference for parents. This conference will provide parents access to a wide variety of curriculum supports, workshops, speakers and tools to allow them to strengthen community partnerships and take an active interest in their children's learning in support of student achievement and well-being. $10,000
Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board – Parent Involvement Committee How Can We Help? Linking Community Services to Parent Needs The Parent Involvement Committee of Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board will hold an information fair to provide parents with resources to break down barriers that inhibit them from feeling included in the school community or their child's learning. Parents will be provided with knowledge, skills, tools and encouragement to become more engaged in their child's education. $7,500
Windsor-Essex Family Network and Resource Centre Inspiring Possibilities for High School and Beyond The Windsor-Essex Family Network and Resource Centre will host an event designed to inspire and increase knowledge regarding the transition to high school, life in high school and beyond for parents and students living with a disability and/or accessing special education services. Information will be provided to help them understand the educational system to partner with educators and explore what services are available to students living with a disability or accessing special education services. $3,000
Woolwich Community Health Centre Low German Mennonite Family Engagement The Woolwich Community Health Centre in collaboration with Waterloo Region District School Board will work with the Low German Mennonite Literacy Collaborative to develop monthly workshops that engage parents and students in building strong relationships with Low German Mennonite families. These workshops will encourage school attendance and help build literacy skills among parents to support their children learning. $7,500
Working Women's Community Centre Parents Leading Change Working Women's Community Centre in collaboration with the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Mennonite New Life Centre will support the engagement of parents trained through the city's Parent Ambassador Project initiative. Trained Parent Ambassadors will provide workshops and training to Latin American parents on Ontario's education system and tools to better support their children's educational success. $10,000
York Catholic District School Board – York Catholic Parent Involvement Committee Supporting Enhanced Parent Engagement The York Catholic Parent Involvement Committee of York Catholic District School Board will host a conference and regional forums to enhance parent engagement in each of the region's nine municipalities. Parents will have the opportunity to enhance their skills in supporting their children's learning as well as network with each other and community representatives in the areas of mental health, Renewed Mathematics Strategy and 21st century learning. $10,000
York Region District School Board Regional Parent Symposium – Parent Voice Matters 2017 The York Region District School Board will host a regional parent symposium, providing tools and resources for parents/caregivers to be effective learning partners in their children's learning in the areas of mathematics, 21st century learning, mental health and well-being. The symposium will aim to develop and strengthen partnerships between parents, schools and the communities in York Region. $10,000
York University Parents as Partners in Education: Your Role in Supporting Black Student Success York University will establish a project committee of parents, educators and community to develop online tools and resources for Black parents in support of their children's academic success and well-being. Workshops will be held across the province with local partners where parents will increase their knowledge and understanding about the experiences of Black students in the education system and the need for parents to be active participants in their children's education. $20,000
York University #DigitalParents: Bridging Gaps through Literacy, Citizenship and Storytelling York University will hold a series of workshops for parents from the Glenforest Family of Schools of Peel Region focused on building confidence in 21st century competencies such as digital literacy and technology-supported learning. These workshops will increase parental awareness of and strategies for talking to their children about digital citizenship and social media. $10,000
YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin Elgin Community Cares The YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin will deliver a series of workshops across Elgin County on topics such as mental health, resiliency, community supports, and well-being to engage parents and provide information and resources for supporting their children's learning. Workshops will provide leadership development opportunities for parents and will foster school-community connections. $7,500