Join the TDSB for its virtual Parents as Partners Conference!

This year’s conference takes place, virtually, over two days – Saturday, October 24th, and Sunday, October 25th. It includes two amazing keynotes, as well as a host of breakout sessions that you can choose to tailor to your own interests and needs.

Some of the sessions offered include special education, mental health and well-being, anti-Black racism and virtual engagement. In the breakout sessions – led by both TDSB experts and panelists from outside organizations – you also get a chance to connect in a more intimate way with other parents, ask questions and participate in discussions.

Registration is now open!

Keynote Speakers









Saturday Keynote Speaker – Kim Katrin

Kim Katrin is an internationally acclaimed award winning educator, consultant and social entrepreneur. Recognized as one of The Root’s ‘Young Feminists to Watch’, celebrated as Canada’s National Youth Role Model.

Since 2012, Kim has spoken on equity and social entrepreneurship at institutions across Canada and the US both on and offline to millions. Collaborating with brands like Makeup Forever, Squarespace and Lululemon she has worked both internally and externally to innovate around inclusion.










Sunday Keynote Speaker – Dr. Sloane Freeman

Dr. Sloane Freeman, an expert consultant for Lysol, is a pediatrician and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, with particular expertise in developmental/school issues, health care delivery and care of the medically complex child. Her keynote will focus on keeping kids healthy at home.


Join us for a Panel Discussion on TDSB School Year Update

Sunday, October 25
2:45 PM – 3:45 pm

Hear directly from TDSB senior staff – including Dr. Kathy Witherow, Interim Director of Education; Manon Gardner, Associate Director, School Operations and Service Excellence; and the Executive Officer, Facility Services – on what’s happening in elementary, secondary and virtual schools. Ask questions and learn about health and safety practices in place to keep students and staff safe.


Flu Vaccine

One of the best ways to stay healthy this season is to get your flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are available by appointment through:

  • Your family doctor or pediatrician
  • Toronto Public Health, by appointment only through online booking
  • Pharmacies, such as Rexall and Shoppers