Officially launched in 2019, Glendon’s Brain Boosting Workshops were developed as bilingual transitional workshops to support and enhance Ontario’s Ministry of Education Secondary Curriculum. Through our workshops, our mission is to create more opportunities for students to engage in fun and interactive skill development, supporting their transition into postsecondary education and integration into the labour market, notably in bilingual or francophone communities. Moreover, our workshops are developed by Glendon students in collaboration with our faculty, thus providing them with research and experiential learning opportunities, while also creating a legacy for future students.


York University’s Glendon Campus and Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) have joined forces to expand opportunities for high school students to learn virtually in French. During this stressful and uncertain time, where the educational environment within Ontario high schools is in constant flux, students are losing opportunities to have meaningful in-class opportunities to learn in French. Thanks to the sponsorship of Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) Glendon will be offering three interactive workshops in French starting March to May!


The Jobs of Tomorrow & the Skills of Today

Saturday, March 26, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

The objective of this workshop is to teach participants how to develop their transferable skills and learn about the workforce they will be entering. Through interactive activities they will leave with a better understanding of how to promote themselves, how to interview for a job, and how to apply their skills every day. They will also gain awareness of how they are developing their skills every day at school, at work, and in their personal lives.

Escape Room

Saturday, April 23, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

In this virtual escape room, students will take on the role of a French teacher and solve puzzles and scenarios. In doing so, they will see that being a French teacher offers intellectual and social challenges, but at the same time, its own benefits and the possibility of influencing students' lives in a positive way.

Café Francophone

Saturday, May 28, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

In this virtual café, students will go through a series of stations (such as a Jeopardy, a Kahoot game, a quiz card) designed to deepen their knowledge of Francophone culture around the world, express their interest in continuing to learn the language, understand the importance of Francophone culture in Canada, and broaden their understanding.

Practical tips for parents and family members

Saturday, May 28, 2:00 – 2:30/45 PM (EDT)

Learn about the best tips for supporting your child during their first year of university. This session allows parents and family members to learn about job opportunities, campus safety, food services, student life in Toronto and financial aid.