Pillar of Belonging with Guest Speaker
Dr. Jean Clinton

All Grand Erie parents and caregivers are welcome to join us for this free event with Dr. Jean Clinton, brought to you by SEAC, IEAC, GEPIC and Student Senate.​​​​​​

When: Thursday Feb. 23, 2023 – From 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Where: Virtual Presentation - click here to join

About the Event: When our children and young people have a deep sense of belonging and connection, it is a positive state for learning and well-being. Let’s look at the conditions that create that connection both in school and at home.

About Guest Speaker Dr. Jean Clinton

BMus MD FRCP(C), Clinical Professor – McMaster University – Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is a member on the MindUP Scientific Advisory Board, as well as a MindUp for Families advisor. Dr. Clinton was a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, as well as a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 - 2018.

She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for over 30 years. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play.

Dr. Clinton has also authored her first book, Love Builds Brains which can be ordered online through Tall Pines Press, on Amazon and in book stores everywhere.


Registration packages have been delivered to most elementary schools.

If you are from Notre Dame or St. Patrick's, please drop by the Guidance Office to pick up your registration packages.

Call the school in the New Year to book your registration appointment for January 30th. (905)765-4466 ext. 732205

Dates for Transition Meetings are as follows:

January 26th - River Heights

January 27th - Centennial

January 30th - Notre Dame and St/ Patrick's @ McKinnon Park

January 31st - Oneida

January 26th - February 1st - Six Nations Schools - please check with your school for dates