2021 Fall Conference
Advocating for Education
It’s a Wrap!
For four evenings in November, conference goers were treated to lively, thought-provoking presentations on ZOOM that covered a variety of topics. A huge thank-you to this year’s wonderful presenters:
- Maggie Soldano, Director of Continuing Education at the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Ms. Soldano shared her enthusiasm for and knowledge of Vocational Education options in Quebec.
- From the LEARN non-profit organization: Debbie Horrocks, Director of the Provincial Resource Team; Christine Truesdale, Director of Pedagogical Services and Educational Technology; and Dianne Conrad, Director of the Virtual Campus. It was a true team effort to describe the many Resources Available from LEARN to support students, parents, and school/school board staff.
- Terry Cutler, the CEO of Cyology Labs and author of Insider Secrets to Internet Safety: Advice from a Professional Hacker. Mr. Cutler’s information-packed workshop provided valuable tips on Protecting Ourselves Online.
- Karen Delage, Family Life Educator of ParenTeenFocus. Ms. Delage helped us to Understand Interpersonal Conflict Styles by exploring the pros and cons of the five specific ways people respond and engage with conflict.
Thank you as well to everyone who joined us for the workshops! We look forward to seeing you again at next year’s event. Visit the QFHSA’s YouTube Channel where you can watch recordings of the following workshops:
Memories from the 2020 Fall Conference
Like so many things that year, the 2020 edition of the QFHSA’s Fall Conference was done a little differently. Instead of our traditional day-long event, we reimagined our conference as a series of evening workshops on Zoom. Six workshops were held between November 17th and 26th. The range of ideas explored was vast—from bringing Canadian Black history to the classroom to taking care of our mental health during the pandemic and finding smart ways to make at-home schooling a success. The QFHSA would like to thank Marketing and Events Professional Samantha Whipps; Family Life Educator Karen Delage; Dr. Michael Canuel, Carolina Toteda, and Robert Costain from LEARN Quebec; Historian Dr. Dorothy Williams; Software Developer Corinna Rake; and Joanne Lawson and Christopher Laurin of the Champions for Life Foundation for sharing their knowledge and expertise with us. Interested in finding out more about the workshops? See Pages 8-14 of the Winter QFHSA News, where several contributors share what they learned from the workshops. Visit the QFHSA’s YouTube Channel where you can watch recordings of the following workshops:
— Digital Literacy: Reading Between the Lines in our Digital World
— School at Home
— Supporting Your Child’s Physical Literacy Development at Home
Memories from the 2019 Fall Conference
The 2019 edition of the QFHSA Fall Conference was held on November 9, 2019 at Macdonald High School in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. The day-long event was an opportunity for Home and School delegates from across the province to meet and listen to inspiring speakers.
The videos on this page give you a snapshot of the events of the day.
Click on the first link below to hear Keynote Speaker Mr. Geoff Kelley, the Chair of the Alliance for the Promotion of English Language Education in Quebec (APPELE), talk about the fundamental issues at stake for our schools.
Click on the second link below for a short video presentation of the day’s activities.