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The Learning Resource Conference 2024

Nurturing Communities to Support Belonging, Academic Growth and Well-being

Wednesday May 1

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Welcome to the 2024 Learning Resource Conference! As professionals dedicated to fostering inclusive environments, we understand the profound impact of nurturing both academic and social-emotional development in our students. This conference is designed to empower learning resource professionals with the tools, strategies, and insights needed to create supportive, enriching communities where every student can thrive.


Join us on May 1st as we collaborate, learn, and inspire one another to create educational spaces where every student can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of our students and build communities where everyone belongs.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jean M Clinton BMus MD FRCP(C)
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Upcoming Research Project

April 12, 2025

Jean M Clinton BMus MD FRCP(C)

Clinical Professor McMaster University 

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, Division of Child Psychiatry, in Ontario, Canada. From 2014 to 2018, she served as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education.


Dr. Clinton is a trainer in Dr. Bruce Perry's Neurosequential Model in Education (NME). She collaborates closely with Michael Fullan and his New Pedagogies for Deep Learning team. She serves as a member of the MindUP Scientific Advisory Board and as a MindUp for Families advisor. Dr. Clinton was a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy and has been a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013.


For over 35 years, Dr. Clinton has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care. She has a keen interest in brain development and the crucial role that relationships, belonging, and connectedness play.


Dr. Clinton believes that a system of compassionate system awareness leadership, competency-based, deep learning, and relationally focused education for children and young people is the path to a better and sustainable world. She advocates for a learning system that is good for learning and good for life. Dr. Clinton has authored her first book, Love Builds Brains.

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