CPEC Presents: The Post-Pandemic Effect – Understanding and Managing the Social, Emotional and Traumatic Impacts of a Worldwide Pandemic


June 7, 2023

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, the original keynote for this event Kevin Cameron has been changed to Patrick Rivard. 

The Board’s Catholic Parent Engagement Committee is excited to host a presentation on how to support children and families as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Post-Pandemic Effect – Understanding and Managing the Social, Emotional and Traumatic Impacts of a Worldwide Pandemic is a free session, open to all parents/guardians and staff and it will be offered in a hybrid format (in-person and virtual).

When:  Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Where:  In-Person at St. Catherine CES, 1575 Glenforest Blvd. in Peterborough and virtually
Who: All parents/guardians and staff are welcome
Register Now: This is a free event. Register to attend by clicking here: https://bit.ly/CPECPresents

Virtual Link: https://meet.google.com/dsd-nbfk-htn


About Patrick Rivard

Patrick Rivard

With over twenty years of leadership experience in the fields of education and human services, Patrick Rivard is uniquely qualified to lead communities and organizations in understanding the traumatic impact of a pandemic. Rivard brings a wealth of experience to the North American Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response (NACTATR) as a five-year national trainer in Traumatic Event Systems (TES), and Violence Risk Threat Assessment (VTRA). Rivard has been the keynote speaker for many organizations across Canada, speaking to the ways and importance of creating reasonable meaning in the challenges a pandemic brings to the human experience. He is a contributor and co- author of the nationally distributed Guidelines for Re-Entry into the School Setting and Rising to the Challenge: Staying Connected to our Students.

The Post-Pandemic Effect Presentation Overview 

No two individuals, families, workplaces or communities are exactly the same. COVID-19 and its variants have demonstrated how broad the range of responses are to the threat of illness and the aftermath of loss. Yet beyond the virus lay the larger social, emotional and traumatic responses to the effects of quarantine and other containment measures. At the core of this presentation are insights into the mental health needs that have evolved throughout the pandemic as well as our growing understanding of how to better assess and intervene. 

Catholic Parent Engagement Committee 

Logo for the Catholic Parent Engagement CommitteeThe Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board Catholic Parent Engagement Committee (CPEC) is the parent/guardian voice at the board level.

CPEC is an advisory committee composed of parents/guardians, board and school administration and community members that provides feedback on school board policies/procedures and strategic plans, provides support to Catholic School Councils throughout the board, works to engage parents/guardians in their children’s education and hosts special system-level events.