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Maintaining hope in uncertain times – UGDSB offering free webinar to parents/guardians

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board in partnership with several community partners is offering parents and guardians the opportunity to participate in a webinar about maintaining hope in uncertain times.

Mental Health Leads from the UGDSB and Wellington Catholic DSB noticed the growing impact on parents/guardians during the pandemic and wanted to support families in different ways, including through guest presentations. With the help of community partners: ACEs Coalition Guelph/Wellington, Parents for Children’s Mental Health, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, Dufferin Child and Family Services, and Family Counselling and Support Services Guelph Wellington, this webinar was made possible.

“Hope in Times of Uncertainty: Raising Resilient Children” will feature guest speaker Dr. Michael Ungar. In this webinar, Dr. Ungar will share stories to help participants understand resilience and achieve hope in times of uncertainty. He will share nine practical ideas that parents, caregivers and educators can use to promote well-being in children.

Following Dr. Ungar’s presentation, participants will hear from a local parent, an educator, and a community member who will share examples of how they use these ideas with children in their lives.

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About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 4,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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Media contact:

Jenny Marino
Mental Health Lead
Upper Grand District School Board
[email protected]

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