Welcome to OAPCE 81st VIRTUAL AGM 2020

Saturday November 21, 2020


Saturday November 21, 2020


10:00 – 10:30  Welcome Blessing from Bishop

10:30 – 11:10   Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anne Jamieson, ICE Executive Director

Topic:  Nurturing Hope

Description: This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week gives us an image of tender growth – Nurturing Hope.  We’re asked to think about our hope in terms of the whole caring process of preparing the soil, sowing the seeds, and harvesting the fruit. In this time of uncertainty, the need for tender care of our growing hope is clear. Join us as we reflect on who can nurture our hope, how it can be nurtured and what kind of harvest we can expect. Scripture promises us “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” (Is 40:31) Come to be renewed with us!

11:15 – 11:45  NDP Education Critic Marit Stiles

11:45  – 12:00  BREAK

12:00 – 12:30  Honorable Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce

12:30 – 1:30  Speaker: Miguel Martinez, MTC Life President

Topic:  Parenting Through The New Normal 

Description: As families grapple with an ever-changing normal, anxiety can escalate. Like students, parents are placed in difficult times. Trying to struggle with work, childcare, home-based teaching, and parenting may become overbearing. So how we deal with these stresses? Through this highly interactive and engaging workshop, caregivers will discover two principles 1) Strategies to help their child cope with complicated feelings and 2) Develop routines to reestablish normality and increase good mental health.

1:30  – 1:45  BREAK

1:45 – 2:15  AGM

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Dr. Jamieson is a recognized leader in the Ontario education community and has served as a conference speaker, presenter and facilitator of professional development sessions across Canada in the area of curriculum delivery for Religious Education and in faith formation.  A former teacher and university lecturer, Dr. Jamieson is also a published author, who completed her Doctor of Ministry, in the area of catechesis, through the University of Toronto.  As a woman of deep faith, she is committed to building on the legacy of the countless religious women and men who forged and fought for our publicly-funded Catholic Education system in Ontario.

Anne Jamieson, PhD

Executive Director, ICE (Institute of Catholic Education)

Miguel was born in El Salvador, on June 5th, 1978 – then moved to Canada when he was six years old.  In his early years, he worked for MuchMusic, representing the network across Canada. He danced on various half-time sports games, television shows, movies, commercials, and music videos.  Miguel is passionate about instilling soft skills at an early age. He has worked with the First Nations to bring active programs to their schools. He has provided workshops for multiple school boards, visiting over 100 schools on average each year, with the MTCLife programs being taught in over 500 schools in Ontario. On a corporate level, Miguel’s program have increased productivity and community participation at Nascent, Gap, PLASP, faculties members for multiple school boards, Canadian Mental Health Association, and multiple churches. Miguel has found Passion & Purpose through Dance, Laughter, and Music – which now serve as cornerstones to MTClife Inc.

Miguel Martinez

President, Owner, Founder & Head Coach, MTCLife Inc.

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