8:45am – 9am
Let’s Celebrate Parent Involvement Day
9:00am – 9:30am
Persistence and Parenting
A personal story of success through education, entrepreneurship, community-giving and parent involvement.
Jay Mandarino, President and CEO of The C.J. Group of Companies
9:30am – 10am
Close the Wallet
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans, grants and scholarships that can help with education costs.
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Scholarships Canada
10:00am – 10:30am
Helping Youth Pursue Success in Education, Life and Career
Learn how to help youth develop their potential, make informed choices, and achieve success in life and career.
Association for Careers Educators
10:30am – 11am
Stop Exam Time Stress
Helpful tips & strategies on studying, exam preparation and managing exam stress using natural techniques.
Ewa (Eva) Kasinska and Fran Burke, Educators
11:00am – 11:30am
Foster 21st Century Learning and Technology
Understanding today’s learners and how to best support them in this technology era.
11:30am – 12pm
Volunteer to Career
Identifying key hard and soft skills students can learn through volunteering and how they relate to what employers are looking for.
University of Toronto Mississauga Centre for Student Engagement and Microsoft Canada
Many Roads Lead to Success
An in depth look at some of the main post secondary options and the pathways that lead to them.
University of Toronto Mississauga, Humber College, Canadian Forces, Skills Trades College of Canada, Mississauga Business Developement Cent, Engage Parent
1:15pm – 1:45pm
Gathering Tools for a Smooth Transition to Postsecondary Education
Helpful tips and advice on how to help children prepare for the transition from high school to postsecondary.
University of Toronto Mississauga Office of Student Transition and Canadian Gap Year Association
1:45pm – 2:30pm
Together We Can
Programs and services available for children with special needs
and how to teach them self-advocacy.
Learning Disability Association of Ontario, Humber College CICE Program, Queens University Transitions Program
The Real Deal
Families look back and share their personal stories and experiences of transitioning to and through post-secondary education.