Understanding our education system

Capacity Building Workshops

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to support your kids


Parents of Black Children is proud to announce a series of workshops that will cover topics that disproportionately impact Black children and lead to disparities in outcomes in the education system.

These workshops are FREE to attend and will be offered virtually. Learn more about each workshop below. 

Maintaining Math and Literacy Proficiency: Post COVID Solutions

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 pm.

By the end of this workshop, parents will know:

  • key points about the new Ontario Mathematics Curriculum
  • how to discuss and prepare for EQAO tests.
  • tips and tricks to maintain and improve math and literacy skills.
Streaming and Special Programming in Schools

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 pm.

By the end of this workshop, parents will:

  • have a deeper understanding of streaming from primary grades to high school
  • have learned about specialized programming, including French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Specialist High Skills Major, Gifted Programs, Co-op and Alternative Education programs, and more.
Special Education and Gifted Programs

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm.

By the end of this workshop, parents will:

  • understand the basics of the testing process for gifted and special education and how testing leads into the identification and formulation of the IEP
  • learn how to use the IEP as a support for students, rather than a hindrance
  • identify available testing options (private or through school
School Discipline: Suspensions and Expulsion

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00 pm.

By the end of this workshop, parents will:

  • know the steps to take if a school is targeting or ‘over disciplining’ your child.
  • have examined the most recent data on suspensions and expulsions.
  • understand what steps to take to challenge disciplinary measures and have suspension records expunged.


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