Community Events

Riverdale School Council presents:

What do Teens Talk about late at night?

What Parents Need to Know

By Sharon Wood, Kids Help Phone

Professional counsellors at Kids Help Phone hear from teens about everything imaginable that involves their mental and emotional health and well-being: from dating, to pressures at school, anxiety, friendships, bullying and more. Has the world really changed that much from how things used to be? And what do parents need to know – for themselves, and their teen?

This informative presentation will include:

Teens, Technology & Communication Talking about …. Friendship, Dating, Peer Pressure, Anxiety and Online safety Resources for Parent & Teens

Thursday, November 21, 2013

7:30 – 8:30 pm (after the School Council meeting)

Riverdale Collegiate Institute

1094 Gerrard St.E. Staffroom


Free Track Time for Seniors

Monarch Park Collegiate is offering free track time for seniors this indoor season, from 8 am to 9:30 am on Wednesday mornings.

Check out the website link for more information about their facilities:


Turning Point Youth Services

Parent Workshop Series: Parenting Oppositional Youth

Presented by: Dr. Donna MacLachlan, Child Psychiatrist

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

It can be difficult at times to distinguish between the typical “push back” of adolescence and when the struggles may be signs of something more troubling. Dr. MacLachlan will focus on the characteristics of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, the dynamic between teens and parents that reinforce oppositional behaviours and how to disengage from this dynamic. Questions and input from parents/guardians will be welcome.

To reserve a spot or for more information, please contact Intake at 416-925-9250 x 224.

All parent workshops are free of charge and held at Turning Point Youth Services, 95 Wellesley St. East (5 minutes East of Wellesley Station).


Rainbow Sochi Initiative

A petition, to put Rainbow Flags on all Canadian uniforms at the Sochi Olympics, has been launched by Howard Goodman. This initiative is in support of LGBT athletes, with the goal of demonstrating Canada’s commitment to human rights. The petition targets the 5 major Canadian corporate sponsors of the Sochi games– Hudson’s Bay, Bell, Royal Bank, Canadian Tire, and CBC.

The petition is at @RainbowSochi .

You are invited to sign and also to spread the word as broadly as you can.

For more information:


Twitter- @RainbowSochi

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