Resources & Information for Parents/Guardians

Our Psychology  Department has put together resources to help support the mental health of parents and students. Please view the videos and resources below. 

Beyond the BellBeyond the Bell Podcast

Have you ever wished you were a fly on the wall at your child’s school? Have you ever wondered why something is done one way and not another? Or do you just wish you had an insider's perspective into the sometimes complicated world of education. If so, get ready to tune into Simcoe Muskoka Catholic’s latest podcast offering - Beyond the Bell!

Beyond the Bell is all about providing parents and caregivers an inside look into the school system. The topics may be familiar, but our goal is to provide you with information and perspective that you may not have thought about. . . it’s those things that you didn’t know that you needed to know! 

Subscribe and listen wherever you find your favourite podcasts.  Read storiese based on the podcast on our new online magazine at!

OneChildAnti-Human Trafficking

At SMCDSB, we continue to build upon our strategies for increasing awareness, prevention, and responding to suspicions or disclosures of human trafficking.

Did you know that Ontario has the highest rate of Human Trafficking in Canada, according to data gathered by Statistics Canada? Here in Simcoe County and Muskoka/Parry Sound, we are considered a hot spot for human trafficking due to the highway corridor.

In collaboration with OneChild, the 2-part parent/caregiver webinar below was created to support parents and caregivers with information about human trafficking, our local context, signs to look for, and steps to address concerns.

You may also wish to explore this helpful parent resource from OneChild.

Parent/Caregiver Webinars:

Video 1: Human Trafficking 101
Video 2: A Panel Discussion: Insights from Survivors & Technology Experts, hosted by OneChild founder Cheryl Perera

Video Resources for Parents