All across Canada teachers are experiencing bigger class sizes, students with many needs and shrinking resources with which DKG Quebec education professionals are all too familiar.
In a 2006 CBC report, it had been reported that work related fatigue was on the rise. The report
also stated that the demands being experienced by teachers today are “taking an increasing toll in Quebec's English-language schools with stress-related illnesses affecting nearly one-third of teachers who are on long-term leave.” The report also stated that; “31 per cent of the teachers left the classroom due to stress and burnout, according to insurance claim figures released by the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT).”
DKG QUEBEC is a Canadian provincial organization of DKG International proudly supporting
teachers through activities such as providing scholarships and awards for both teachers,
educators and student teachers. We support excellence in education as well as professional
and personal growth of women educators. Our organization takes the role of supporting
teachers very seriously. Many teachers express that burnout is the consequence of bigger
workloads and more responsibilities being shouldered without extra support or resources to help meet the demands. The president of DKG, Barb Angus, has been quoted as stating what we all at DKG believe and feel: “We all know that teachers need help and support as they can often feel discouraged or simply exhausted. Teachers can finally reclaim a day just for them. It’s their day! We want teachers and school staff to return to school refreshed, inspired and re-energized with useful tips and lifesaving resources.”
So, who is looking after the teachers? DKG Quebec is!! DKG values teachers and educators as
part of their mandate to support and mentor educators. As a proud member of this dynamic
organization that is dedicated to being there for our educators, I know about this support first-hand. DKG QUEBEC is made up of teaching professionals who have all been through the
hoops of changes in teaching, overcrowded classrooms and educational demands. It is fair to
say that our members get it! There is collaboration, friendship and understanding because we
relate deeply to this profession! With this realization DKG Quebec has endeavored to give
teachers and educators a day for themselves. That’s right! A day that is just for them! A day that is away from the constant pressures and expectations they wade through from day to day and year to year. This one day will be theirs to engage in as they refresh, rejoice and reclaim
themselves. On April 13th, 2019, DKG Quebec proudly presents it very first “IT’S MY DAY
WELLNESS EVENT” being held at the Novotel Hotel, Montreal Airport – 2599 Boulevard,
Alfred-Nobel Ville St. Laurent – QC.
This event promises to be a fun filled, day of recharging the mind, body and spirit of teachers, offering life-changing workshops that will inspire, energize, pamper and support the hard working educators of Quebec. Participants will be treated to a variety of specialists in the field of wellness, life-coaching and consulting. The keynote speaker, Dr. Sima Goel, will weave her inspirational life story helping participants to see how she overcame her life struggles and found the courage to carry on and begin a new life in Canada.
Seminars being offered are by experts in mental health, life skills, human behavior,
and relationships at work, as well as conflict prevention. Super door prizes will also be up for
grabs. A culminating event where all participants will drum their cares away will also be a
highlight of the day. This special day for oneself is more than deserved when you are a teacher
or an educator! DKG Quebec will be pulling out the stops to let educators know that they are
appreciated, loved and in the company of those who understand since DKG members have
been down the roads and are on the roads every educator is travelling.
DKG QUEBEC, IT’S MY DAY WELLNESS EVENT – A STRESS FREE DAY FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS -
Saturday April 13th, 2019 at the Novotel Hotel, Montreal Airport, 2599 Boulevard, Alfred-Nobel Ville St. Laurent – QC
Go to Special Events "It's My Day" on this website to purchase tickets today!
Submitted by: Dianea Carroll Phillips – DKG PD Committee, DKG Wellness Day Event
Steering Committee Member