Parents Blog

IN HONOUR OF NATIONAL ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH
When I went to law school ten years ago, I believed I could use our justice system to make a difference and advocate for people’s rights. That may sound naïve to some, but I was eager and new at my career.My career eventually took me to...
CIRCLE OF CARING
A Circle of Caring: NEW Multimedia Resources for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Families, and Schools.To coincide with Aboriginal History Month, COPA is thrilled to announce our upcoming new Circle of Caring project…and share a sneak peek...
INSPIRATION AND CHANGE AT PERSONAL AND SYSTEM LEVELS AT SIMCOE COUNTY DSB
OTF/COPA Safe@School Leadership for Safe, Strong and Free Schools Project“I always find that the discussions that arise from the workshop components are incredible, powerful and educational.” “We have certainly grown as a team and have...
Leadership for Safe Strong and Free Schools
Dedicated teacher participants from Simcoe County DSB have joined in with heart and soul in OTF’s and COPA’S Safe@School Pilot Projet, Leadership for Safe, Strong and Free Schools, funded by the Ministry of Education. Here’s a sample of...
Mama’s boy and daddy’s girl – Questioning Gendered Parent-Child Relationships
How many of us have heard or used the phrases “she’s daddy’s girl” or “he’s a momma’s boy ”? Let’s reflect on how these terms reinforce gendered parent-child relationships that hurt children, parents and adults with sexist ideas about how...
CHILDREN ARE PEOPLE TOO
Children’s Rights Equal Human Rights Celebrate World Human Rights Day by reading this blog and watching our video with Fahmida sharing her views on rights, & creating a safe, strong & free world. Today is United Nations’ Human...
WE STILL NEED DECEMBER 6: SEXISM AND MISOGYNY IS ALIVE AND REAL
For many of us, this year’s commemoration of December 6 feels particularly pressing and poignant. We are very much aware of the many, many thousands of girls and women whom we are commemorating, who have been abused, attacked, beaten,...
COPA RESOURCES FOR BULLYING AWARENESS WEEK
To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, COPA is launching a number of NEW and important resources to foster safe, strong and free homes, schools and communities: HABITAT: COPA’s new website designed for parents and caregivers...
IN MY BROWN SKIN: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS
May is South Asian Heritage Month in Ontario, and Asian Heritage Month in Canada.  As a South Asian woman and educator/learner this has significance for me, both personally and professionally. Recently, I saw people who looked like me (...
NEW ILLUSTRATED STORY BOOK SERIES!
Soft Launch: Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Symposium April 25-26, 2014 - TORONTO It is with great excitement that COPA launches our new illustrated storybook series for young children at the Ministry of Education’s PIC...