Parent Education: Blanket Exercise

We are excited to be bringing a very special parent education night to Ridgeway. Led by the Indigenous Education team, the Blanket Exercise is a participatory storytelling of Canada’s history, meant to foster truth and respect among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

6:30 – 8:30PM
Ridgeway Library
Sign Up  Here 

This event is open to a maximum of 30 people. Please sign up for the waitlist if the event caps out.

This is a very powerful event and a great opportunity for parents who want to learn more about the history of the indigenous people in Canada. We are lucky that our children have been privy to this history as part of their curriculum, but it was absent for many of ours.

You can learn more about the blanket exercise hereYou will be asked to bring a small blanket.

SOGI Presentation Sept 16

Everyone has a sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). Ridgeway is a SOGI-inclusive school, but what does that mean? At Ridgeway, we try to teach that every student will understand and express their gender differently and that every choice is embraced – never a cause for discrimination.

SOGI-inclusive education simply means speaking about SOGI in a way that ensures every student feels like they belong.

Join us on September 16th before our first PAC meeting for an information presentation by one of our primary teachers, Anne Watt, to learn about Ridgeway’s SOGI initiatives and the opportunity to bring a rainbow crosswalk to our school.

SOGI-Inclusive Education
September 16, 2019
Ridgeway School Library

The Ridgeway PAC Meeting will follow the presentation at 7pm. 

Saleema Noon Presentation May 27

There will be a parent presentation by Saleema Noon, sexual health educator:

Talk Sex Today.
Body Science Boot Camp for Parents

When: Monday May 27th 2019
Time: 6.30pm-8pm
Where: Ridgeway Library

Parenthood never arrives with a rulebook, and when it comes to explaining the world of sexual health to your child, it can be hard not to end up a bright shade of red. Using humor and straight talk in an open, interactive environment, Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators will show you how easy it is to convey healthy, positive messages about sexual health to kids.

In this workshop parents will learn:

  • Why we need to talk to children about sexual health at a young age
  • How to reduce risk of child sexual abuse
  • What children should know at each stage of development, with specific examples of how to explain concepts and processes
  • How to become their kids’ preferred source of sexual health information
  • How to normalize open, honest sexual health conversations in their family
  • How to effectively answer even the toughest questions kids ask
  • What will be covered in Body Science workshops for students

Join us!


For more information about Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators go to