655 Riddell Road
Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z5

Tel: 519-940-8678
Fax: 519-941-1525
E-mail: info@dpsn.ca




Free Parenting Workshops

Thank your your interest in our free parenting workshops.


Sept to Mid-Oct workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Welcome back! Please see our workshop calendar and workshop lineup below.
We are adding more workshops and will post them here and on our Facebook page as details are finalized, so please check back. Better yet, join our email list and get updates in your inbox.


Dufferin Parent Support Network is committed to providing no-fee workshops and support to Dufferin County residents. As a registered charitable organization that does not receive federal or provincial government funding, DPSN relies on donations and grants for funding

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Calendar of Events

All families have strengths and all families have challenges. These workshops are a safe place to learn and build on existing skills. All Dufferin Parent Support Network (DPSN) workshops are free of charge and open to men, women and couples.

Workshop Lineup

Any information provided on our website, emails or during our workshops is for educational and information purposes only and is not specific to individual circumstances. It is not intended to replace professional therapy, counselling, legal advice and/or any other individual-specific advice. Neither Dufferin Parent Support Network, our facilitators or any of our partners or affiliates are liable for any act or omission taken in reliance upon any information provided by DPSN.

DPSN strives to create a safe and confidential space for workshop participants, and respecting privacy is very important to us. The expectation is that all participants will respect confidentiality and will not discuss or disclose any information related to any participant outside of the workshop setting.


September Workshops

Calming the Storm: Co-Regulation Strategies for your Intense or Emotional Child
When: Thursday, September 22, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. *Q&A will continue until 8:30 p.m.
Where: This is an onine workshop through Zoom.
Does your child have frequent tantrums or meltdowns or display other challenging behaviours? Learn positive strategies for managing these difficult moments while supporting your child in developing self-regulation. We'll also discuss ways to improve communication and set limits while building connections and strengthening your relationship with your child.
Facilitator: Nichole MacPherson, Behaviour Consultant
To Register: Contact DPSN or register directly on Zoom.

Calming the Conflict: Personality and Family Dynamics
When: Thursdays, September 29 and October 6—two parts, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. *Q&A will continue until 8:30 p.m.
This is a two-part workshop. You will attend on both evenings
Where: This is an online workshop through Zoom.
Join us for this two-part workshop, where we'll look at the mix of personalities in our homes and how they interact. We'll explore what triggers us when these personalities conflict and ways to react differently so that we can remain at our best and help our children remain at their best. We—ll examine the indicators of each personality in the first week and, in the second, explore how each personality can set us off and how we can best manage our own, and our children—s, big emotions.
Faciliator: Lynn Hand, Parent Educator
To Register: Contact DPSN or register directly on Zoom.

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October Workshops

Taming the Dragon: Stress and Anager Management
When: Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. *Q&A will continue until 8:30 p.m.
Where: This is an onine workshop through Zoom.
Many people are feeling stressed and overwhelmed these days. Children may show this through anger or acting out. Parents may feel exhausted or more short-tempered. We'll discuss anger and stress management strategies for both parents and children to help us all manage these difficult emotions. You'll also learn to recognize your own anger triggers and how to release anger safely so you can lead by example. We'll also discuss “damage control” solutions both adults and children can use when we've lost our cool.
Facilitator: Nichole MacPherson, Behaviour Consultant
To Register: Contact DPSN or register directly on Zoom.

Help Strengthen Your Child's Mental Health and Well-Being
When: Monday, October 17, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. *Q&A will continue until 8:30 p.m.
Where: This is an online workshop through Zoom.
During this workshop, we'll discuss what mental health is and explore the five pillars of wellness. You'll learn effective ways to seek help and strategies to help your child strengthen their mental health and well-being, including self-care (knowing and taking care of self) and the importance of gratitude. We'll also engage in some gratitude activities that you can share with your child.
Faciliator: Victoria Bazely, Registered Social Worker
To Register: Contact DPSN or register directly on Zoom.

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