A symposium for education leaders tasked with embedding wellness throughout their school communities
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It’s time for education leaders to shift the conversation from ‘fixing symptoms’ to addressing how we can proactively develop wellness within entire school cultures because this issue concerns us all.
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Embedding Well-being as a Core Role for K-12 Education
Playing the Long Game to Embed Well-Being in all our Classrooms
by Dr. Kathy Short, Dr. Katina Pollock and Vani Jain
and many more…
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Why this event
The EdCan Network is concerned that the steep hike in reported cases of student anxiety and suicidal ideation is creating stress and emotional exhaustion among teachers. Schools aren’t mental health treatment facilities – principals and teachers cannot be expected to shoulder the entire burden.They can, however, be an important part of the solution.
How can education leaders create a climate that supports well-being for all?
Our symposium will help you:
- Understand the nuances of emotional, mental, physical, cognitive and workplace well-being perspectives from diverse school and classroom contexts.
- Learn the ‘how-tos’ from leading experts, and successful school- and community-based wellness programs from across Canada.
- Strategize success indicators for measuring impact when developing a culture of educator wellness in your schools.
Who should attend:
- School Board Mental Health Leads and Administrators
- Guidance and Pastoral Counsellors
- Community Health and Social Workers
Exclusive access to experts
With our hands-on group discussions and case study presentations, you will return with new ideas for building resiliency in yourself, your colleagues and your students.
Meet our Speakers
Complementary event with our keynote speaker Dean Shareski
Proudly supported by:
 R.C. Kessler, P. Berglund, O. Demler et al, “Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication,” Archives of General Psychiatry 62, no. 6 (2005): 593-602. See also: Health Behaviours in School Aged Children, Ontario 2014 data, and The Mental Health and Well-Being of Ontario Students, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2016.
 Findlay, L.,“Health Reports: Depression and suicidal ideation among Canadians aged 15 to 24,” Statistics Canada (2017).
 D.M. Rothi, G. Leavey, and R. Best, “On the Front-Line: Teachers as active observers of pupils’ mental health,” Teaching and Teacher Education 24 (2008).
 Kenneth Leithwood et al., “School Leaders’ Influences on Student Learning: The four paths,” in The Principles of Educational Leadership and Management, eds. T. Bush, L. Bell, and D. Middlewood (London: Sage, 2012), p.1.