As part of our Mental Health Strategy, St. Clair Catholic has launched a Speaker Series for all parents, guardians, and staff. Each month from January-June 2021, an expert will be invited to present a FREE, virtual session to spread awareness and provide additional learning opportunities and support on important topics related to mental health and wellness.

June 3rd: The Right Drivers for Whole System
Success: Integrating Learning and Wellbeing

Speaker: Michael Fullan (world renowned author, speaker, and educational consultant)

May 6th: Decreasing Social Harm by Increasing Connection

Speaker: Dr. Amanda Stanec (World-renowned expert in sport pedagogy and community development champion)

Note: recording only available to those registered for the event

May 4th: Decreasing Social Harm by Increasing Connection

Speaker: Dr. Lauren McNamara (Education researcher, professor, healthy schools advocate and Ashoka Fellow)

Note: recording only available to those registered for the event

April 21st: Trauma and the Brain

Guest Speaker: Dr. Caelan Soma (Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children)

Note: recording only available to those registered for the event

March 25th: Developing Social Emotional Skills We Want Our Children To Have

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl (Chair in Social and Emotional Learning in the Department of Psychology @ The University of Illinois at Chicago)

Note: recording only available to those registered for the event

March 3rd: Why Social Emotional Learning is Important for Thriving

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jean Clinton (Child Psychiatrist & Clinical Professor @ McMaster University)

Note: recording only available to those registered for the event

Guest Speaker: Dr. Barbara Ward (Mental Health Lead @ Waterloo Region District School Board)

Guest Speaker: Trish Vanoosterom (Public Education Coordinator and Counsellor @ Sarnia-Lambton Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre)

Upcoming Sessions...