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Extraordinary Lives Start With a Great Catholic Education

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Saturday April 1, 2017

CCCSC In-Service and Market Place

Revised RSVP date - March 28, 2017 



CCCSC Marketplace and Conference

April 1, 2017

St. Joseph S.S. – Break out Sessions

PRO GRANT Facilitators Information

  1. My Life Online: Teaching Kids to Be Safe, Smart and Kind Online – Dave Anderson, Blake Fleischacher

    Co-founders Dave and Blake will share practical tools to help parents and teachers converse with kids about Social Media in a way that is positive and productive, so that kids feel empowered and excited to be safe online. 

  2. Creating Opportunities for Youth to be GameChangers – Orlando Bowen

    Whether you are a Parent, Educator, Youth or just someone who cares, this interactive presentation will highlight ways that we can all support youth to be GameChangers. Led by Community Champion, former CFL athlete Orlando Bowen who will make it fun, informative and inspiring! 

  3. Savouring the Moment; Stillness Practices to Ease Stress and Reduce Anxiety  - Jennifer Brighton

    This Session weaves together direct teaching and the opportunity to experience various practices that can easily be utilized to manage distress, regulate emotions, bring calm, encourage a sense of being centered and reduce stress. 

  4. X Movement – Conor Dullard, Jacob Nabi

    X Movement integrates the powerful connected movement approach into everything we do to energize school communities. The presentation will showcase our successful formula of movement, mindfulness and mateship with a sprinkle of mayhem, which is engrained in our in-school programs, community engagement events and our digital X Life Platform. 

  5. Daily D.O.S.E. - Soft Skill Development and Preventative Care – Miguel Martinez

    Soft Skill Development and Preventative Care are our highest priorities at MTClife.  Music and movement are used to deliver essential content in a way that encourages healthy, physical development while reinforcing virtues. 

  6. Make Children Better Now – Mike Neuts

    After the loss of 10-year-old Myles Neuts, his parents began a journey to help others.  Mike Neuts has been called on to present across Canada and has spoken to over 300,000 students and does not keep track of the adults.  The presentation is empathy based and covers Bullies, Bystanders and Victims as well as cyber bullying. 

  7. New Religious Education Programme, ‘Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ’ – Stephanie Wells, Kelly Ronan

    Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ, is the new Religious Education programme approved by the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, for use in Catholic Elementary schools.  The programme promotes strong links between home, school and parish.  This session will provide an overview of the print and digital components of the programme.  Come and explore the rich multimedia content designed to help students and their families learn about and live their Catholic Faith. 

  8. Health and Wellness - Dr. Grace Vitale

    The presentation is two-fold.  The first part consists of a parent talk given by Dr. Grace Vitale on promoting positive mental health in children, including tips/strategies as well as how to identify concerns.  In addition, we will read, “Davey the Deer:  Let’s talk about Depression” to children followed by an interactive discussion about how to maintain good mental health.  There will be hands-on activities for children and take-home materials. 

  9. Navigating Through the School Board Website – Karen Yates

    Connect to the Dufferin-Peel community through our rich board website.  Parents are invited to access links and information for our monthly virtues, newcomer centers, student registration, Catholic school councils, both the elementary and secondary school year calendar, social media contacts, student transportation and how to contact your local trustee.  Students are invited to discover links to awards and scholarships, eLearning, Homework Help, and Regional Programs. 

    We will visit Dufferin-Peel online and explore our policies, events, community partners much more!


Key Note Speaker



Miguel A. Martinez

President of MTClife Inc., a life/business coaching company.

Miguel was born in El Salvador, on June 5, 1978 – then moved to Canada when he was six years old.
Miguel is passionate about instilling soft skills at an early age. He has worked with the First Nations to bring active programs to their schools. He has provided workshops for multiple school boards, visiting over 100 schools on average each year, with the MTCLife programs being taught in over 500 schools in Ontario.

In his early years, he worked for MuchMusic, representing the network across Canada. He danced on various half-time sports games, television shows, movies, commercials, and music videos. Currently, he is the host of a television special where he delivers motivational messages to the region, this special is found on Rogers through the NovaVision TV Network.

Miguel served a two-year mission on Puerto Rico for his church at the age of 19. Shortly after he married (what he considers, an answer to his prayers) Teagan Lynn McMullen, they now have five children; three boys, and twin girls.  

Miguel has found Passion & Purpose through Dance, Laughter, and Music – which now serve as cornerstone to MTClife Inc.

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