Archives

Archives

A Sleep and Routines parent learning session was facilitated by a parent leader on January 25, 2018.

This session was held at St Timothy Catholic School for a group of 14 parents with children 6 to 12 years old, on Thursday January 25, 2018, in collaboration with the Centre for Immigrants and Community Services. As usual, parents exchanged their experiences and learned new strategies for fostering healthy sleep routines. They also discussed ways to avoid unhealthy sleep habits for their children.

Middle Childhood Matters Coalition Toronto (MCMCT) partnered with the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) of the TDSB and mutually convened PIAC’s 11th Annual Conference on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Earl Haig Secondary School.

The conference was very well attended where 600 parents and more than 250 children were registered for the conference.

Lee Soda, Executive Director of Agincourt Community Services, spoke on behalf of MCMCT about the importance of middle childhood as a unique developmental stage in child’s life.

A Sleep and Routines parent learning session was facilitated by two MCMCT parent leaders on November 22, 2017.

This session was held at Forest Manor Public School in collaboration with the Centre for Immigrants and Community Services. It was delivered in Arabic for Syrian newcomer parents and in English for other parents by two parent leaders. As usual, parents exchanged experiences and learned new strategies for fostering healthy sleep routines. They also discussed ways to avoid unhealthy sleep habits for their children.

A Physical Activity for Children 6 to 12 Years Old parent learning session by pediatric residents from the Hospital for Sick Children was held on October 24, 2017.

Once again, pediatric doctors from the Hospital for Sick Children reached out to parents at the Firgrove Learning and Innovation Community Centre to discuss the importance of physical activities for children 6 to 12 years old. These discussions tackled children’s physical activity and eating habits.

Download flyer >

A Healthy Nutrition (children 6 to 12 years) parent learning session was held by pediatric residents from the Hospital for Sick Children on August , 2017.

A Healthy Nutrition for Children 6 to 12 years old parent learning session was facilitated by an MCMCT parent leader for Syrian newcomer parents and took place on August 22, 2017.

This session was one of the most well-attended parent sessions facilitated by a Syrian parent leader who along with other parent leaders had been trained by the Hospital for Sick Kids on content delivery.

The session was held at Dorset Park Community Hub in Scarborough. 66 Syrian newcomer parents with children 6 to 12 years old had the chance to learn about healthy eating for this age group.

A Behaviour and Positive Discipline parent learning session was facilitated by an MCMCT parent leader.

This session was delivered based on needs expressed by newcomer parents who have between ages 6 and 12. It took place at the Learning Enrichment Foundation on August 4, 2017. It signified a real opportunity to share tips and strategies regarding the concept of positive discipline to parents.

Parents were very open and shared stories of their lived experience on their children’s behaviour and strategies used to encourage positive behaviour.   

This Sleep and Routines parent learning session was facilitated by an MCMCT parent leader.

One of the most popular learning sessions for parents is the Importance of Sleep and Routines for Children 6 to 12 Years Old. This session was facilitated by MCMCT parent leader Tania Riverol Diaz on July 26, 2017 for newcomer parents at the Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF).

Gratitude to Ontario Trillium Foundation for funding Parents Matter project which empowers parent leaders and prepares them to transfer knowledge and skills they learn to other parents in their communities.

Parent leaders enjoyed learning how to facilitate a discussion, take leadership roles and speak in public.

The main objective of the Parents Matter Project, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), is to empower parents with children 6 to 12 years old with the skills and knowledge to strengthen their children’s social and emotional strengths.

To achieve goal 5 of MCMCT, parent leaders attended the Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting on June 7, 2017 at City Council.

Pages