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Nov 05 2022


8:30 am - 1:30 pm

OCISO at the OCDSB Parent Conference

Multicultural Liaison Officers and staff from our youth program, YOCISO, will be present at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) Parent Conference on Saturday, November 5th.

OCISO staff will be helping parents during registration as well as during the workshops with interpretation.

2022 OCDSB Parent Conference 

Date: Saturday, November 5th 2022 

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Location: Ridgemont High School, 2597 Alta Vista Drive 


Please visit the OCSDB website to register and see more details.


Masks are encouraged. Water filling stations are available in the school - please bring your own water bottle.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Community Information Marketplace

9:00 – 9:15 a.m: Welcome and Introduction

9:15 – 10:15 a.m: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cheng 

10:15 – 10:25 a.m: Transition to Workshops 

10:25 – 11:10 a.m: Workshop Session 1

11:10 – 11:20 a.m: Transition to Workshops 

11:20 – 12:05 p.m: Workshop Session 2

12:05 – 12:15 p.m: Transition to Workshops 

12:15 – 1p.m: Workshop Session 3

1:00-1:30pm: Community Information Marketplace


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cheng 


Michael Cheng is a psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and the co-founder of, which provides information to families and professionals about mental health and wellness. 
He helps families by reconnecting them to that which gives purpose, belonging, hope and meaning. He has a special interest in rediscovering strategies that traditional societies and parents have used for millennia.
As a post-pandemic parent of 2 school-aged children, Michael understands first-hand the challenges of raising kids in modern society.

Please note, during the keynote session a sign language interpreter will be on stage with Dr. Cheng. We have reserved seating for those who wish to utilize this interpretation service. Please email [email protected] to confirm seating.
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