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CPCO Conference & AGM 2016

CPCO Conference

It’s that time of the year again!

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

CPCO’s Conference & Annual General Meeting (AGM) is right around the corner, and we want to give a sneak preview of what to expect during this three-day event.

“Sparking the Divine Light” is the theme this year. The conference is the only one of its kind in Canada, focusing on Catholic education leadership for Principals and Vice-Principals. The conference will be held on April 21 and 22, with the gala dinner and awards taking place on the second day. Our AGM will follow on April 23 and the entire event will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.


Canada’s Outstanding Principals 2016

Photo credit: thelearningpartnership.ca

Photo credit: thelearningpartnership.ca

CPCO congratulates winners of Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award 2016

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

What is Canada’s Outstanding Principals™?

Canada’s Outstanding Principals initiative recognizes outstanding contributions of Principals in publicly funded schools. It honours Principals from every province and territory in the country, who demonstrate innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and who have done something truly remarkable in public education.

For more information on Canada’s Outstanding Principals, please visit the Learning Partnership‘s website.

We are proud to see six of CPCO’s valued Associates win Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award 2016 and we congratulate all winners this year!


Starling Minds


Photo credit: starlingminds.com

Make mental health a priority in 2016

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Mental health issues affect all Canadians at some point, whether directly or through a family member, friend or colleague. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Research, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life time.

A recent article in The Globe and Mail discusses advantages of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) online programs, including anonymity and convenience. The article also quotes David Gratzer, a psychiatrist at the Scarborough Hospital in Ontario, who says that if done well, the Internet-based model “can actually rival in-person CBT.”

CPCO has teamed up with Starling Minds’ founder and CEO Dr. Andrew Miki, and launched an online mental health initiative to support our Practising Associates.


10 Twitter Tips

10 tips to boost your Twitter account

By Andie McHardy-Blaser

Social Media

As leaders in education, we understand that CPCO Associates often use Twitter as a way of communicating with each other, teachers and students. They also utilize it as a platform to gather information and follow news. (If you don’t already have a Twitter account, follow these easy steps to get started!)

It can be difficult to figure out how to maximize the advantages of this channel. This week, we wanted to share 10 Useful Twitter Tips to give your social media game a boost: