Weekly News 2021.11.15

Weekly News - Nov. 15th, 2021
Posted on 11/15/2021

Hey Spartans,

Here’s your news update for the week to come!


Coming Up This Week


Monday Nov. 15

Tuesday - 16

Wednesday - 17

Thursday - 18

Friday - 19



🏐 Sr boys volleyball playoff game - finals

🎒Term 1 ends


🎒Term 2 begins



Transgender Day of Remembrance 

On November 20th, communities around the world will recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance. On November 18th, we invite students, staff and families to attend a Transgender Day of Remembrance webinar from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This virtual event will help participants learn more about transgender identity and support for trans and gender diverse students, and is an opportunity to hear stories of resilience from transgender folx who are thriving. Learn more and register on the OCDSB website.

Abeel Shaping The Future Sponsorship Awards

Open to students registered in any grade of high school, and completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must be committed to promoting equity and diversity in the community and be eager to make a difference and either identify as BIPOC or have at least one BIPOC member if working as a group.

This program includes:

  • Scholarship opportunity

  • Mentorship

  • Workshops 

Applicants must register by Thursday, December 16, 2021


Scholarships & Bursaries Workshop!!! 

Black Students of Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and their families are invited to join us for the BFCN Scholarship Application Workshop on Wednesday November 17, 2021 from 7 PM - 9 PM. The workshop is free and our goal is to show Black students and their families how to search, prepare, and apply for scholarships and bursaries as well as make informed decisions about post-secondary education. 

*Note that the Scholarship Program Coordinator will also be present to answer any questions. 

Registration via Eventbrite is mandatory in order to participate. 


A Zoom link and further details will be sent prior to the workshop to all those who register. 

For more information or to share accessibility needs, please contact us at info@bfcn.ca or 416-566-2731.

Algonquin College Virtual Open House

Wednesday, November 17th

4-7 PM

Get your questions answered live

Open House is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Algonquin College.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Attend a How to Apply Session with live Q&A about the application process

  • Engage with professors and discuss programs, courses, and potential career opportunities

  • Find out what athletics programs, college services and support services are available

  • Hear from current students and alumni about student life and campus experiences

  • Speak with an expert about financing education and what bursaries may be available for you

  • Speak with staff from all our campuses, Ottawa, Pembroke, Perth and Online

Please visit our Open House page to register for the event and explore more.


Hackergal Event

On December 10, 2021, come join our one-day virtual event celebrating girls and young women breaking down barriers in tech! RSVP today and be part of a powerful virtual movement to close the gender gap across Canada. Events are open to all students who identify as a girl and live in Canada. Hackergal uses an inclusive definition of “girls” and “female.” We welcome the participation of all learners who identify as girls, including trans learners, as well as genderqueer and non-binary learners.

We can't wait to see you there! #IMAHACKERGAL

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hackergal-day-making-big-change-through-community-tickets-200298075937 

Mental Health Tips and Resources 

By Kevin Amirault (Social Worker) and Tamara Kornaki (Psychologist)

If you identify as LGBTQ2S+, community resources can help you build community, meet other trans and gender diverse peers and mentors. The following resources may also be helpful for parents or allies of LGBTQS2+ teens.

  • LGBT Youthline is a 2SLGBTQ+ youth peer support service. Youth can contact them by phone, text, or instant message to get support from 2SLGBTQ+ young people trained in peer support.

  • SAEFTY Ottawa (@saeftyOttawa on facebook, instagram and twitter) hosts drop in events for transgender children, youth, and families of all ages

  • Kind Space (@kindspaceca on facebook and instagram) hosts drop-in groups for 2SLSGBTQ+ youth. Currently they are offering some virtual programming, which can be booked here.

  • The Ten Oaks Project (@tenoaksproject on facebook and instagram) runs summer camps for queer and trans youth and youth from queer/trans families. They also offer a variety of family programming throughout the year.

  • Salaam Canada is an organization dedicated to creating space for Muslim queer and trans people.

  • Gender Creative Kids Canada provides resources and connections gender creative kids and families

Have a great week Spartans!

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