We are currently accepting workshop proposals for this conference.

Workshops will be offered virtually. We will be selecting seven different workshops including 1-2 workshops in French. Workshops run from 11:30am – 1:00pm EST. A $400 honorarium will be provided for successful proposals.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 29, 2023

The conference will focus on the intersections between mental health, race and racism in school and classroom communities in K-12 education, including outlining current challenges and solutions.

Workshop Goals:

  • Bridge the gap between academia, educators and community organizers by presenting the newest most relevant theory, data, evidence and community insights;
  • Outline for attendees’ current challenges and systemic barriers that have been constructed and are causing negative impacts on racialized educators and students mental health and wellbeing;
  • Educate attendees on how to establish and cultivate inclusive practices in their classroom to address systemic and inter-personal racism in schools and classrooms;
  • Provide theory and practical applications on how to embed anti-racist and decolonial mental health practices in their boards, schools, and classrooms; and,
  • Engage in healing spaces that build community and foster solidarity across the educator community.

Expected Audience:

  • Educators including support staff and administrators
  • Student teachers
  • Academia (Faculty of Education + Administrators) – Universities and Colleges (ECE, etc.)
  • Board + administrators
  • Independent schools

Workshops are 1.5 hours in length and are expected to include a practical application component as well as some additional resources to be shared. Workshops will include approximately 50 people per session.

Submit Your Proposal