Category Archives: Parent Ed

[Parent Ed] The Askable Adult – Talking about Sexuality & Reproduction with Your Children

Have you ever wondered how to talk about sexuality and reproduction with your children, struggled to find the right words to address tough questions surrounding sexual health, or worried about what was appropriate to share at what age?

Jesse Wollen from Shift Education presents The Askable Adult: Sexuality & Growing Up. This session is geared towards caregivers of children ages 7-12.

When: May 10, 2022 – 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Online – Zoom link –>

Workshop Details

In this practical 2-hour workshop, learn how to begin discussions and how to share information with kids in a clear and understandable way, strategies to handle questions, and what kinds of words to use. Learn how to discuss feelings, emotions, and family values and how to explore your own personal beliefs around sensitive topics.

You’re invited to come as you are, wherever you’re at. This is a serious workshop, delivered with a lot of humour. Expect both deep reflection and moments of laughter.

This workshop is for you if you’re willing to build your capacity to be an “askable adult” who kids can see as an ally. An ally that they can ask questions so that they can grow up with more information and better skills for navigating healthy relationships.

About the speaker:

Jessy Wollen is a teacher, Certified Sexual Health Educator, and founder and CEO of Shift Education.

She has worked with typical and diverse learners since 1995 and has become known for her sense of humour and ability to stimulate much-needed conversation surrounding body-science, sexual health and healthy relationships. 

More info about Jesse

[Parent Ed] Speaking about Truth & Reconciliation with our Children

Monique Gray-Smith will talk to us about speaking on Truth and Reconciliation to your children in a loving and appropriate way.

SJD parents and caregivers are joining this event hosted by the Willows Elementary PAC!

When: April 12, 2022 at 7pm Rescheduled to May 3, 2022 at 7pm
Where: Online – Get the zoom link by clicking “Add to Your Calendar”

About Monique

Monique Gray Smith is a proud mom of teenage twins, an award-winning, best-selling author and sought after consultant. Monique’s most recent novel, Tilly and the Crazy Eights was long listed for Canada Reads 2021.

Monique has 7 books ranging for readers across the life span. These include Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation; My Heart Fills with Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience and recently released, When We Are Kind.

Monique is Cree, Lakota and Scottish and has been sober and involved in her healing journey for over 30 years. She is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience.

More information about Monique can be found on her website at