All are welcome to join us, participate and learn....girls, boys, parents, guardians...

anyone who wants to gain knowledge on these important issues and ensure 

our children have critical skills and knowledge to navigate their world.


Some content in these talks will not be suitable for young children. 

Talks are geared to youth, grades 6-12, and are FREE to attend.

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COMING OUT - Workshop

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

6:30 - 8:00

Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON)

 

This workshop is for anyone looking for a better understanding of the coming out process in order to be more supportive of people who are LGBTQ+. It will touch on aspects of human sexuality and 5 aspects of coming out. 


Speaker:   Kerry Smith has studied the coming out process at Ryerson University and has conducted seminars on the subject at the schools of social work at St. Thomas University and Dalhousie University.

Register Now

Wednesday May 8, 2019

Bullying & Conflict Resolution

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON)

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Wednesday May 8, 2019

Bullying & Conflict Resolution

Speakers will address the issue of bullying in our society, including causes and consequences, as well as provide tips/tools for conflict resolution for kids and parents.  Audience members will have an opportunity to bring their questions forward.


Speakers:   University of Ottawa's Dr. Ann H. Farrell, Ph.D.,  Dr. Kirsty S. Lee (Postdoctoral Fellow)


REGISTER NOW through the Glebe Community Centre, or with the form below.

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON)

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Teen Dating Violence / Sexual Assault, Coercion & Consent

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON)

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Wednesday May 22, 2019

Teen Dating Violence / Sexual Assault, Coercion & Consent

Speakers will address these very sensitive, but important topics in a manner that is appropriate for youth (male and female), with messages on healthy relationships, awareness and responding.  


Speakers:   Teen Dating Violence: University of Ottawa's Dr. Ann H. Farrell, Ph.D.,  Dr. Kirsty S. Lee (Postdoctoral Fellow) 

Sexual Assault, Coercion, Consent: Julie S. Lalonde


 REGISTER NOW  through the Glebe Community Centre, or with the form below. 

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON)

Future Talks

Contact us if you are interested in attending, or if you have suggestions for a future Talk.....

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Future Talks

Contact us if you are interested in attending, or if you have suggestions for a future Talk.....

Career Paths - an upbeat, motivational talk to youth about starting a plan towards what they aspire to become.


More details coming soon....

Register/Contact Us for a GrowSmart event

Monday, March 4, 2019

Drug use, and Canada's new marijuana laws

Manor Park Community Centre, 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa ON

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Drug use, and Canada's new marijuana laws

This event is now closed.


Speakers addressed the issues of popular drugs that currently affect youth in Ottawa.

This interactive session provided factual and current information to help youth make informed choices when it comes to using drugs, specifically marijuana and vaping. It also provided tools to manage peer pressure, and help youth find the words and reasons to defend their choices by teaching them about the affects of drug use on their mind and body, and how misuse and abuse can alter a life.

Ottawa Police Services addressed  Canada's new cannabis laws and what these changes mean for residents of Ontario.

Thanks to our Speakers:  Constable Stephanie Lemieux (Ottawa Police Services) and Constable Vianney Calixte (OPS, Manor Park's Community Officer), Wendy Robinson and  Adam Ozorak (Co-Chair), Drug-Free World (Ottawa).


A special thanks to our surprise guest speaker Jessie Luketa, Ottawa-raised Penn State football player, who started off the evening with important messages for young audience members on staying focused , determination and countering negative influences to reach your goals.

Manor Park Community Centre, 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa ON

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Drug use, and Canada's new marijuana laws

Glebe St. James Church, 650 Lyon St. S., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Z7

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Drug use, and Canada's new marijuana laws

Registration is now closed.

Glebe St. James Church, 650 Lyon St. S., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Z7