Re-Claiming and Re-Engaging Parents As Partners

MAY

28th / 2022

OAPCE CONFERENCE & AGM

Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School, Milton Ontario


Fascinating Talks &

Amazing People

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GALLERY

CAROUSEL of CONNECTIONS


GREG FRANKSON

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Voice Share Inc.

JODY HARBOUR

Grandmother's Voice

DR. NEIL ORLOWSKY

Director of Education and Chair of Global Education – The Abraham Global Peace Initiative – The POWER of ONE

SHANNON TOBIN

Founder & CEO, Dare To Be Youth Charity

TERESA HARTNETT

Director of Family Ministry for The Diocese of Hamilton

JOHN DEL GRANDE

Catholic Education Advocate

MIGUEL MARTINEZ

President & Founder at MTClife



Welcome Message from Town of Milton Mayor Krantz to everyone attending the conference

KEYNOTE 

TALKS

The OAPCE Conference brings together a Carousel of Guest Speakers throughout the day in one space.

NETWORKING

Make meaningful connections and continue the conversations long after with great opportunities to network and connect with others.

ENGAGEMENT

Start engaging conversations, share experiences, and spark new ideas with conference attendees, our Guest Speakers and Vendors.

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

With expert-led workshops from leaders of all industries, hear inspiring success stories where you will be guaranteed to learn something both new and exciting.

MEET THE

SPEAKERS

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Voice Share Inc.


Grandmother's Voice

Director of Education and Chair of Global Education – The Abraham Global Peace Initiative – The POWER of ONE

Founder & CEO, Dare To Be Youth Charity

Director of Family Ministry for The Diocese of Hamilton

Catholic Education Advocate

Social Media & Online Safety Expert

VIEW THE

SCHEDULE

Starting from  09:00 AM 

Conference Check-In & Registration, Coffee & Breakfast, Connect @ Vendor Mall

Starting from  9:45 AM 

Welcome / Prayer Liturgy

Starting from  10:30 AM 

Carousel of Connections – Presentations 1, 2, 3

Starting from  12:00 PM 

Lunch Break, Connect @ Vendor Mall

Starting from  12:45 PM 

Afternoon Welcome Back / Awards

Starting from  1:00 PM 

Carousel of Connections – Presentations 4, 5, 6, 7

Starting from  3:00 PM 

Break

Starting from  03:15 PM 

SICKKIDS FOUNDATION

“OAPCE Partners with SickKids Foundation"

CONFERENCE NEWS

OAPCE has partnered with The SickKIds Foundation and we are asking everyone who is attending our Conference, and for those who are unable to make it, to make an Impact and to show your support. All donations of any amount will go towards the Foundation to help support the need to build a new Hospital. Our goal is to reach $1000, and we know we can reach it. Click on the link below and or the image and lets be a small light.

REGISTRATION

IS NOW CLOSED!

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required to attend the OAPCE Conference and AGM. No WALK-INS will be permitted the day of the conference.


FREE FOR ALL PARENTS

Thank you to everyone who has registered. We look forward to seeing you in person!

CONFERENCE VENDORS:

Jojo Wonders A Quest To Find God

CWL -Holy Rosary Parish

Queen of Heaven(iDARE) Committee

The Magic of Tyler Fergus

GAME ON / ROCK Mental Health

Pink Aura Handcrafted Candles

Bodacious Bath Bombs

Edge Imaging School & Sports Photos

DTBY – Dare To Be Youth

Paul Davis – Social Networking Safety

The Abraham Global Peace Initiative

Grandmother's Voice

Voice Share Inc.

Diocese of Hamilton

Catholic Education Advocate

HCDSB Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC)

TVO

MTCLife

Junglesport Inc

Blue Imp and Inspire Play

Milton Players Theatre

Canadian Gap Year Association

Folklore Music

DrumFit

Terra Cotta Cookies

Artshine Inc.

Greg Frankson:

The Role of Language in

Stereotyping and Prejudice

Greg Frankson, OCT, B.Ed. is a Toronto-based poet, author, educator and community activist. As Founder & CEO of Voice Share, he helps clients become Inspired Communicators™ through customized coaching and mentorship programs and delivers creative services at public events as a performance artist, emcee, poet-inresidence, professional speaker and organizer/producer.

He has worked in the public, private and third sectors as a diversity, anti-discrimination and antiracism facilitator and consultant, as well as a sales and corporate training professional, for over two decades. Greg has been facilitating and speaking at mental health, diversity and antidiscrimination events across Canada since the late 1990s. He has participated in gatherings in North America and internationally penning poetic reflections on the current state of global mental health systems. “For Greg, words are art. For me, Greg’s

words are consensus-builders. In my field, where diverse stakeholders come together to seek consensus with non-traditional allies, there is much need to build trust and understanding before building mutual respect, opinions, and plans … Through the feedback loop he establishes between the participants, hosts, and himself, his interpretations of what he has observed always seem so accurate and resonate widely across diverse audiences.” Heather Lackner, Implementation Science Practitioner, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Greg Frankson:

The Role of Language in

Stereotyping and Prejudice

Greg Frankson, OCT, B.Ed. is a Toronto-based poet, author, educator and community activist. As Founder & CEO of Voice Share, he helps clients become Inspired Communicators™ through customized coaching and mentorship programs and delivers creative services at public events as a performance artist, emcee, poet-inresidence, professional speaker and organizer/producer.

He has worked in the public, private and third sectors as a diversity, anti-discrimination and antiracism facilitator and consultant, as well as a sales and corporate training professional, for over two decades. Greg has been facilitating and speaking at mental health, diversity and antidiscrimination events across Canada since the late 1990s. He has participated in gatherings in North America and internationally penning poetic reflections on the current state of global mental health systems. “For Greg, words are art. For me, Greg’s

words are consensus-builders. In my field, where diverse stakeholders come together to seek consensus with non-traditional allies, there is much need to build trust and understanding before building mutual respect, opinions, and plans … Through the feedback loop he establishes between the participants, hosts, and himself, his interpretations of what he has observed always seem so accurate and resonate widely across diverse audiences.” Heather Lackner, Implementation Science Practitioner, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Grandmother's Voice is as a body of unified Indigenous people creating a safe, secure community that advances education, knowledge, understanding of Indigenous cultures and practices. All individuals, corporations, organizations in public, private and non-profit sectors are welcome to stand shoulder to shoulder with Indigenous Peoples. It is by sharing the knowledge of the Ancestors and their offerings that we discover a new kind of HOPE.

HOPE – How our People Educate is through our Hands Out-reaching Peoples Equity. This serves not only the Original People of our Nation but assists all people and contributes to the self-determination of Indigenous people’s path to the Good Life.

Grandmother's Voice has been proudly supported by the Halton Catholic District School Board since its beginning in 2018. It has been a developing relationship and journey healing our nation and world for the coming faces.

Grandmother's Voice is as a body of unified Indigenous people creating a safe, secure community that advances education, knowledge, understanding of Indigenous cultures and practices. All individuals, corporations, organizations in public, private and non-profit sectors are welcome to stand shoulder to shoulder with Indigenous Peoples. It is by sharing the knowledge of the Ancestors and their offerings that we discover a new kind of HOPE.

HOPE – How our People Educate is through our Hands Out-reaching Peoples Equity. This serves not only the Original People of our Nation but assists all people and contributes to the self-determination of Indigenous people’s path to the Good Life.

Grandmother's Voice has been proudly supported by the Halton Catholic District School Board since its beginning in 2018. It has been a developing relationship and journey healing our nation and world for the coming faces.

Abraham Global Peace Initiative – Dr. Neil Orlowsky

“The Power of One Human Rights”

https://agpiworld.com/

The Power of One is the first exhibit in our Museum for Human Rights

collection. Thought provoking, it is meant to inspire and empower all people to

take action to make the world a better place.

The exhibit features notable figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma

Gandhi, Anne Frank, Helen Keller, Mother Teresa and Malala Yousafzai – among others – who have each contributed to making the world a better place.

The exhibit forces its audience to ask: What would you do if you were in the

same situation? What choices would you make? Would you risk your life to

save others? Would you speak out? How can you help change the world for the

better today?

The Abraham Global Peace Initiative's mission and mandate is to assist,

encourage and promote, whether on its own or in conjunction with others, the

advancement of human knowledge and understanding through the study of and research into international human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy, global peace and civil society in Canada, Israel and around the world.

Our Sacred Virtues: In keeping with Abrahamic tradition, we adhere to the

following guiding principles: Love thy neighbour; pursue justice; repair the

world; do not oppress the stranger; do not stand idly by.

DARE TO BE YOUTH CHARITY:

“Youth should be Thriving, not just Striving”

https://www.dtby.ca/

Dare to be Youth Charity (DTBY) is a movement dedicated to empowering high school students and young adults (14-24) in the Halton/Hamilton region and beyond. They believe in the power of community as a key component of thriving and wellness and we aim to connect youth, facilitate opportunities for dialogue, and help them build the skills to truly thrive.

Youth should be thriving, not just surviving, and DTBY’s vision and commitment is to work towards a world transformed by bold, authentic, young leaders.

Better mental wellbeing outcomes, mean stronger futures and resiliency skills for the young people involved, while building meaningful community development. When they grow and become better, they DO better and then go on to inspire and mentor others to do the same.

The exhibit features notable figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma

Gandhi, Anne Frank, Helen Keller, Mother Teresa and Malala Yousafzai – among others – who have each contributed to making the world a better place.

Our programs provide opportunities for exponential growth for our young people in building their skills, resilience, and mental well-being. Our young people are resilient, but they also need supports as they close one season of their life out for the next.

And DTBY is proud to be part of the solution.

Teresa Hartnett: Parents as Partners:

"Let's Rebuild Restore and Renew Together"

Teresa Hartnett (M.R.E.) is in her 19th year as Director of Family Ministry for the Diocese of Hamilton. She has her Masters in Religious Education from St. Augustine’s Seminary/University of Toronto, a degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Education from Brock University, and is certified in a number of family, counseling, marriage and relationship programs. She has been the Executive Director of Birthright Pregnancy Service in Hamilton for 33 years and in 2004 implemented and now oversees Project Rachel in the Hamilton Diocese. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families to grow strong, healthy and happy both in how they live and in their faith! Teresa undertakes numerous speaking engagements across Ontario and Canada each year and teaches for both St. Peter’s Seminary and the Halton Catholic School Board’s Staff Religion courses. She is also the author of Nighttime Devotional for Teen Girls, a book designed to assist teens navigate life using their faith as a foundational tool. She believes her most important role is in her family as a wife of Joe, mother to her four children and grandmother to six, soon to be seven beautiful grandchildren! 

"Trustee Elections 2022:

Calling Engaged Catholic Parents to Join your local School Board"

John Del Grande was an elected Trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board for 11 years (2003 – 2014). John represented constituents in the Ward 7 community (west Scarborough and north-east North York) and directly represented the parents, staff and students of 24 elementary & high schools.

John had been actively involved in managing the Board's $1 billion budget as Chair of the Budget and Audit committees; as well as increasing accountability and transparency throughout the system. He had been a champion of parental and ratepayer involvement in policy development, participatory democracy and advocated for increased rights for local school advisory councils.

He is Co-chair of his local school's parent council, has held positions as Treasurer and Communications coordinator. He was Vice- Chair of TCDSB's Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (2017/18) and was Chair between (2018 – 2020). He currently represents OAPCE as a community representative.

John is married with two elementary school aged children.