2015 ABC Waterloo Region Annual Lecture

February 16, 2015

Announcing our 2015 Annual Lecture Saturday, Feb 28 9:15-11:15 at WLU: Dr. Colleen Willard-Holt and Dr. Dan Holt, speakers. ABC_Waterloo_2015_AnnualLecture_Flyer


2015 ABC Ontario Annual Conference

February 16, 2015

The 2015 ABC Ontario Conference is February 20-21 at Humber College North Campus in Toronto. Parent Day is Saturday, February 21 (includes kids activities!!). Registration deadline is Feb 17, so apply today! For more information, please see http://www.abcpeel.org/conference_2015/parent_day.html


2014 ABC Waterloo Annual Lecture

February 25, 2014

Association for Bright Children of Waterloo Region invites all parents of bright and gifted children to attend a lecture on
Giftedness 101: Straight Talk about Assessing and Educating Your Gifted Child, presented by Dr. Kris Pryke, Ph.D. C. Psych.

March 1st, 2014, 9:15 am-11:15 am, Wilfrid Laurier University, Bricker Academic Building, Rm. BA101

Free Parking is available in the Gold Parking lot, in front of the Bricker Academic Building.

Dr. Kris Pryke is a clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Waterloo and an Honours Degree in Psychology/Child Studies from Brock University and a Bachelor of Education. Dr. Pryke is Chair of the WRDSB’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). For more information about Dr. Pryke please consult her website at www.drkrispryke.com

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2013, New LAUNCH program

September 8, 2013
New program!

New program!


2013 ABC Waterloo Parents Night Out

April 10, 2013

Parents of Bright and Gifted Children, please join us for A Night out with ABC Waterloo Region!

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:00pm-9:00pm, at Death Valley’s Little Brother, 84 King Street North, Waterloo, ON

We all know it is not easy to raise gifted children. Many of us have difficulties navigating the school system as we struggle to figure out how to help our children. A significant number of our children are twice exceptional (gifted with learning difficulties) and that can make the struggles much greater. We understand the challenges that the parents of gifted children face and we can help.

Please note that this is a parents only event.


Welcome to ABC Waterloo

August 26, 2012

Welcome to www.abcwaterloo.WordPress.com. This Blog is designed to provide information to parents in the Waterloo Region on various topics related to Giftedness.  Our aim is to help support and advocate for bright and gifted learners in the Waterloo Region.  Whether you are part of the Public or Catholic School Board the organization helps to educate, provide knowledge and support to families.

Failing to identify or serve a gifted child is “like having an oil well in your backyard and not pumping it,” said Renzulli. “We’re cutting off the talent supply.”

Cited from, Brown, Jessica.   (2011) “Gifted students linked to affluent districts”  http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110829/NEWS0102/108300309 on August 29, 2011.

What is ABC?

The Association for Bright Children of Ontario is an all-volunteer, provincially incorporated support and advocacy group, with many chapters across Ontario. It is dedicated to providing information and support to parents of bright and gifted children and adolescents through newsletters, networking, an annual conference and local workshops. It offers the parents’ voice to local school boards, educators, professional groups and the Ontario Ministry of Education.

ABC Waterloo aims to meet every month to share and discuss our concerns, learn about what is happening within our local school boards, and talk about upcoming events.

Next Meeting:

ABC will hold its next public meeting in Fall of 2012.  Please sign up to get an automatic update.