“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

                            – Albert Einstein               


Join us for our first ever Virtual Winter Rethink!


This year, we will RETHINK the foundation of Engagement. How do we nurture and sustain authentic engagement for both ourselves as professionals and in our work with children?

For young children, we know that engagement happens through active play driven by their natural curiosities. But what about for us as adults? Keynote presenter, Glory Ressler will have us consider just that in, Sustaining Ourselves through Playful Professionalism.

Now, more than ever, we have to work hard to maintain not only our calm but our joy and playfulness too. Together, we will explore adult biases towards play, get in touch with our playful sides and identify how to bring a sense of playfulness, and all the benefits that come with it, to our work as Educators.

Glory Ressler is currently a Manager of Children’s Services Policy, Planning and Development at the City of Toronto. Previously she oversaw Mothercraft’s College of Early Childhood Education and co-designed and managed a province-wide project on mentoring. Glory has supported communities across Ontario as well as various Canadian provincial associations. She was also the National Representative to the World Forum on Early Care and Education from 2011 to 2020 and presented on a variety of topics to international colleagues. Glory is known for her humorous and inspirational sessions and we are delighted to have her join us!


The day will also incorporate inspiring stories from Educators within our own community and other fun surprises along the way!


Each participant will receive an Experience Bag full of local treats, special gifts, and items to keep us connected throughout the day despite not being physically together.


Please Note: Experience Boxes will be available for local (London, Middlesex, Elgin) pick-up ONLY.


Pick-Up Location:

Childreach, South Parking Lot (closer to Horton St.)
265 Maitland St.
London, ON N6B 2Y3


Pick-Up Date and Time:

Thursday, March 4 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM



This event has SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist, please contact breanna@striveswo.ca


Follow your curiosity to Winter Rethink 2021!





Saturday March 6

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

via ZOOM

** Access link and password will be emailed out prior to the event.


Register Now!

** Ticket Types are based on the County you WORK in