The information sessions listed below are presented by the Ottawa Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) and/or the host school.
All these events are free unless otherwise indicated. 

Click on each title below for event details and registration information.


Loss and Grief during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Information sessions for parents
Thursday, 04 March 2021 07:00 PM
Virtual via Google Meet

Students and their families have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic in unique and varied ways. Many of us, including our children, have been left with a collective sense of loss. The various losses experienced may have included disrupted learning, limited social interactions with friends and loved ones, and a lack of favoured recreational activities. These feelings of loss can challenge our well-being and may even lead to thoughts of suicide for some. In this session we will present strategies to help you prepare, prevent and respond if your child or teen is experiencing significant feelings of loss or thoughts of suicide.

WHEN: March 4, 2021 @7pm



Dr Elizabeth Paquette is a practicing psychologist. She recently retired from the OCSB after 33 years of service in the roles of psychologist, Chief Psychologist and Mental Health Lead.

Dr. Richard Bolduc has been a practicing psychologist with the Ottawa Catholic School Board for over 15 years. He has been helping children, teachers and families with assessments, consultations and counselling over the years. In his new role as the OCSB Mental Health Lead, he is currently focusing on encouraging positive mental health literacy and practices in schools throughout the board.

*This is a virtual event, a link will be sent to all those who REGISTER the day of the event. Be sure to check your spam folders! We look forward to having you join us! Questions or cancellations can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


All Dates

  • Thursday, 04 March 2021 07:00 PM