Speaker Series

The OCDSB Speaker Series offers free information sessions to the parent community and seeks to provide parents and educators with access to leading ideas in education that will allow us to work collaboratively to better support student learning and well-being.
Next Speaker Series Event

Boosting Parents’ Knowledge and Confidence – Youth and Substance Use

Join the OCDSB and Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services for a virtual session that will provide parents and caregivers with the most current information on youth and substance use.

We will explore reasons why some youth experience problematic substance use and effective parenting strategies to support youth’s overall health and wellbeing. The aim of this session is to decrease the fear and stigma that can exist when discussing substance use, and increase knowledge on what supports are most helpful no matter where a youth might be on the substance use health spectrum.

Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2024
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Format: Zoom Webinar. Register in advance.

To join this virtual event, please use the registration link above. You will receive an email containing a link to access the webinar. 

About the Speaker:

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services opened in 1976 with funding to provide four programs and services to approximately 450 clients each year. More than 45 years later, Rideauwood now offers over fifteen programs for clients including youth and young adults, adults, families, parents and support persons. All Rideauwood programs are based on evidence-based best practices with adaptability and collaboration in mind. Consistently high levels of client satisfaction and dedicated, passionate staff ensure that they continually evolve their services and client experience to meet emerging needs.

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