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OHSC Conference: Towards Well-being for All

OHSC Conference: Towards Well-being for All

When: April 4, 2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Where: 475 Yonge Street
The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition is pleased to present a full two day 2017 Healthy Schools Conference.  The theme for this year’s conference is Ontario’s Well-being Strategy for Education, and what it will mean for the province’s schools. 
Conference at a Glance
Tuesday, April 4th Wednesday, April 5th
8:30 am Registration Opens 8:30 am Registration Opens
Visit Exhibits
9:30 am Keynote:
Dr. Jean Clinton
9:30 am Keynote:
Dr. Bruce Ferguson
10:45 am Interactive Session 10:45am  Breakout Session
Lunch Break & Visit Exhibits
1:00 Panel Presentation 1:00 pm Plenary Session
2:00 pm Well- being Cafe 1:30 pm Breakout Session
4:30 Reception 2:30 Closing
Tuesday, April 4th
Focus: Well-being Domains
8:30am Registration and continental breakfast  
                              Visit Displays
9:30 am Keynote Presentation
Dr. Jean Clinton

Dr. Jean Clinton is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. Dr. Clinton was recently appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play. Dr. Clinton will share her passion as a champion for the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy.
10:30 am         Active Break:   Groove EDGEucation
10:45 am         Interactive Table Session:
Engaging in dialogue related to the well-being domains.  
12 Noon - LUNCH  - Visit Displays
Panel Presentation 1:30 pm
Moderator:  Gail McVey: Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, U of Toronto
Cognitive Well-being Domain: Sharon Pyke: Superintendent of Education, Greater Essex County District School Board
Physical Well-being Domain: Dean Kriellaars: UoM, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Health, Leisure & Human Performance Institute
Emotional Well-being Domain: Kathy Short: Director, School Mental Health ASSIST
Social Well-being Domain: Ian Manion, Director, Youth Mental Health Research Unit at the Institute for Mental Health Research
Self and Sprit: Steve Tooshkenig, Youth Advocate, Walpole Island First Nation- Bkejwanong Territory,

2:45       World Café : “ Well-being Café” 
                 An interactive activity to further explore the ideas discussed by the panelists.
4:30       Wine and Cheese reception
5:30       Dinner “on your own”

Conference Program
Wednesday April 5th
Focus: Well- Being Strategy
8:30am Day two opens: visit displays and continental breakfast   
9:30 am Keynote Presentation
Dr. Bruce Ferguson

Dr. Bruce Ferguson is the Co-Chair of the Ministry of Education Wellbeing Advisory Committee, and is a Senior Consultant and the founding Director of the Community Health Systems Resource Group at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The goals of the organization exemplify Dr. Ferguson’s own vision: To promote success in children and youth by considering all factors essential to well-being including health, home life, school, community life and peer relationships.
10:30 am         Active Break:  - Groove EDGEucation
10:45 am         Morning Concurrent Sessions – See Conference Program
12 Noon - LUNCH - Visit Displays
1:00 pm Plenary Presentation
Building a Knowledge Network for Student Well-Being
Don Buchanan is the Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Evidence-Based Education and Services Team (E-BEST), Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and an Associate Member, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University.
This session will outline the successful proposal for a Knowledge Network for Student Well-Being, as part of the Knowledge Network for Applied Educational Research (KNAER). It will include details on developing a successful network, some current research in knowledge networks and knowledge mobilization, and will outline the work of the network over the next four years.  Questions and discussion are welcome!
1:30 pm          Afternoon Concurrent Sessions - See Conference Program

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