THANK YOU to everyone who attended our conference!
OAPCE Virtual Conference 2021
Although times may be uncertain, one thing remains true. There’s a simple power in people coming together.
14-15 May 2021 | Online ZOOM Webinars
OAPCE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021
His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins
Dr. Josephine Lombardi
Wayne Jones, M. Ed.
RECORDED WEBINAR FROM THE OAPCE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021
Kevin Frankish – “This Moment”
Using his background of more than 40 years of broadcasting, Kevin Frankish has become a very active mental health advocate. In 2006, Kevin was diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder which he is very public about hoping to help reduce the stigma surrounding
mental health. Through his podcast, The Happy Molecule, live stream shows, blog and public speaking, Kevin believes better mental health can be achieved through good information, practical advice and, most of all, positivity. He lives in Toronto and is the father of 4 grown children. He is the recipient of hundreds of awards including The Queen’s Jubilee Medal and works with many charities including Easter Seals, The Canadian Cancer Society and The Canadian Hospitality Foundation of which Kevin has a scholarship named for him.
Meet Our 2021 Conference Speakers
Dr. Josephine Lombardi – “Empowering Parents to Be Experts in Humanity”
Drawing on insights and research from her award-winning book, Experts in Humanity, Dr. Josephine Lombardi will present on factors that influence human behaviour. She will explore the importance of addressing family of origin issues, prenatal and postnatal experience of children, and the power of God’s grace in our lives. Emphasizing the importance of the formation of conscience, Dr. Lombardi will share recent developments on the study of conscience, empowering parents to be informed and supported in their efforts to raise children who understand the importance of authentic freedom.
Wayne Jones – “Victorious Living! Victorious Parenting”
On your parenting journey, you may read many books. You may start watching (and often judging) how your friends are parenting. You may think back to your own parents and how they parented you (again – judging). You may GOOGLE all kinds of topics on parenting. You may start asking questions of everyone, from your doctor, to your friends, to your co-workers. And the reason for all of this activity, often before the newborn even arrives, is you want to be the “perfect” parent, better than anyone you know.
Generally speaking, the world is divided into four groups of people (or temperament/personality types) that function in different ways depending upon their core values and needs. These temperaments are inborn (nature) but parents have a lot to do with how they function (nurture). How these four temperament groups identify and handle communication, stress and relationships can help parents become victorious and support their kids in a variety of situations and circumstances.
In “Victorious Living! Victorious Parenting”, we will discover these four very different personalities and what makes them “tick”. You will learn more about yourself and your children and the keys to putting the pieces together.
Teresa Hartnett – “Engaging and Empowering Parents: Working Together for Our Children”
Parent engagement is critical for the development of healthy children, strong student achievement and optimal school effectiveness. Strong parental engagement ensures robust schools where students learn, behave and achieve. Parental engagement can occur in multiple forms, from at home support for children, to supporting all students’ success through deeper involvement at the school level. This workshop will look at ways to engage and empower parents by reaching out, educating, creating opportunities for leadership and by having parents see themselves as partners in your school’s achievements.