NOVEMBER 17, 18 & 19, 2020

Keynote Speaker 

OPLS 2020 is pleased to welcome Dr. Jean Clinton as this year’s keynote speaker.

Jean M Clinton BMus MD FRCP(C)
Clinical Professor McMaster University
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural
Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster
Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an
Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Sick Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow
of the Child Trauma Academy, as well as a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013. She
has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and
primary care for over 30 years. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the
Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 – 2018.
Dr. Clinton is renowned nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues.
Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and
connectedness play. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child
well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and
their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and
voices are heard and respected.
Dr. Clinton has also authored her first book, Love Builds Brains which can be ordered online
through Tall Pines Press, on Amazon and in book stores everywhere.

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Event Details

The 2020 Ontario Physical Literacy Summit will be held on November 17 – 19, 2020 and it will be virtual.

Workshop topics and presenters will be announced soon.  Check back regularly for updates. 

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