Speakers Series & Standing Committees’ Workshops 2022-2023

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Speakers Series October 15


Registration is now open for OC’s first Speakers Series of the 2022-23 year. This session’s theme is Education Beyond the School, and the event will take place on Saturday October 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Please click here to register.

We have an exciting quartet of speakers!

Kendra Mullins will speak about yoga and its uses in improving coping strategies, managing stress and self-regulation. Given that so many are having difficulty dealing with mental health issues, this session will give us insight into how yoga can help in nourishing body, mind, and spirit. 

Kelly Taylor, Volunteer and Operations Manager of Windreach Farm, will speak on the wide variety of programs at Windreach such as Learning-4-Life and the Community Participation Program. Windreach strives to enrich the lives of persons of all ages with disabilities and/or special needs.

Black York Region Youth – In 2020, teacher Vanessa Stoby and four youth founded BYR Youth, an organization striving to combat anti-black racism, systemic racism, anti-Indigenous hate and discrimination in all its forms within York Region through advocacy, education and communication. Vanessa will speak on the growth of BYR Youth and the milestones they have achieved.

And finally, the “Claiming Myself” session will feature a panel of young people speaking on the impact of identifying as LGBTQIA2S+.

The Speakers Series is free but advance registration is required. Please click here to register.

The start time indicated on your registration confirmation is 10 a.m. which is when the plenary will begin. Please plan to connect to the meeting a few minutes before 10. All attendees in the waiting room will be admitted to the meeting at about 9:55 a.m.

More Speakers Series Dates for 2022-23

November 26, 2022

February 25, 2023


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Speakers’ Series reports from 2019 to the present can be found under the OC News menu at the top of the page. Click on Past Speakers Series and Workshop Reports.

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