Monthly Workshops

OFSHEEA's monthly workshops are excellent ways to connect with other Family Studies teachers on the issues and topics that are most important to our subject area.

Check out the descriptions of some of our workshops below, and click to register.

All workshops are free for OFSHEEA members! There may be a cost for non-members to attend some workshops. Please see the description for each workshop for details.

Upcoming Workshops

Food Literacy: Thinking Critically About Food & Farming

Wednesday February 15th 2023

Why are there so many kinds of tomatoes to choose from at the grocery store? Where do they all come from? How do we know our food is safe, healthy and/or sustainable? What do all of these labels mean? Why is FOOD so confusing?! As a consumer, weeding through all of the information about how our food is produced and where our food comes from and being able to make confident food decisions can be very frustrating. Students today are bombarded by misinformation and feeling more disconnected from their food than ever before. As educators, we need to help lay a solid foundation of food literacy to help set our students on a more empowered path. In this workshop, AgScape Teacher Ambassador Wendy O’Neil, will explore these issues and share about how AgScape’s programs and resource can help teachers explore this important competency with their students. 

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Infusing Equity into Your Family Studies Classroom

Saturday October 15, 2022, from 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Equity! CRRP! Anti-Oppression Education! Bias! Power and Privilege! These are just some of the current hot topics in the media and in education discourse. This session will explore these important concepts and how they impact our classrooms. Participants will leave with practical and actionable lesson activities to take back to your school, department, and classroom.

The workshop is free for members of OFSHEEA (membership does have its advantages! This is the first of many FREE PD opportunities for our members this coming year). For non-members the cost is $5 and can be submitted via etransfer at

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Board of Directors Info Session

Wednesday October 12th, 7:00PM

There are several positions on our board that are up for election this year, including President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Central East Representative, Central West Representative, and Toronto Representative. We also have a few other vacancies. Come join our board of directors!

We will be hosting a Board of Directors Info Session on Wednesday October 12th at 7:00 in order to share some experiences of being on the board and answer any questions you might have.

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Previous Workshops

Diet Culture: Recognize It! Reject It! Revise the Narrative! Learning and Teaching About Body Acceptance, Weight Bias and Food Neutrality

Monday May 30, 2022, from 4 – 5:30pm

OFSHEEA has been collaborating with experts to create a new resource to help support you as a teacher of family studies address diet culture in your classroom. Over the past two months we released Part One and Two of this resource. On May 30th we will share the third part of the resource focusing on how you can REVISE THE NARRATIVE in your classroom. The focus of this workshop is to give you the resources needed to create engaging lessons that are free of diet culture. Opportunity will be provided for teachers to examine, discuss, and share current lesson ideas and resources for HFN1O/2O and HFA4C/4U (but the work will be applicable to all courses in the discipline).

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Family Studies:
Curriculum Connections

Wednesday May 25, 2022, from 4 – 5:30pm

This is the second (of two) workshops presented by OFSHEEA for the release of our curriculum advisory document. This workshop will focus on ways in which to make curriculum connections more explicit for 9 different family studies courses. For each course, overall and specific expectations that can be met by including First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives in course content will be explored.  Opportunity to engage in discussion with other Family Studies educators will be provided.