The Power of Parenting

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Invest in Kids at The Dads Count Conference

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Invest in Kids Joins Dads Today
at Dads Count Conference in Toronto
Fathers Really Do Make A Difference

(Toronto, ON – May 19th, 2009) On Saturday June 6th Invest in Kids, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents become the parents they dream of being, will take part in the 2nd annual Dads Count Conference being presented by Dads Today ( This one day conference runs from 10am-3:00pm at the Ken Cox Community Centre (28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, inside Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School).

The conference brings together fathers of all ages to discuss, teach and learn the latest techniques when it comes to connecting with their family. Invest in Kids’ Karon Foster, Director of The Parenting Partnership program, will present a seminar specially designed for fathers called You and Your Child’s Temperament. The seminar helps dads learn about their child’s temperament and gives them strategies to use with children of different temperaments than themselves.

“Fathers have such an important role in the lives of their children, especially during the early years,” says Foster. “Invest in Kids has created programs and resources to help dads better understand their child and how the simple, everyday moments that they share can help support their child’s social, emotional and intellectual development. We are thrilled to be taking part in the Dads Count Conference to share this with involved fathers in the GTA.”

"We believe deeply in the value of a father in his child's life,” says event organizer Brian Russell. “Dads Count ‘09 gives dads a chance to connect and learn some great information. We hope men leave inspired in their role as dads and with a clearer focus on the significance of their relationship with their child."

For more information on the conference and how you can register, please go to This is a free event, but food and cash donations to the local food bank would be appreciated.

Invest in Kids is a national charity dedicated to supporting parents in the most important undertaking of their lives – raising a child. Understanding the power of parenting, the critical importance of the first five years and parents’ hopes to be the very best parent they can be, Invest in Kids translates the science of parenting and child development into easy-to-understand resources that strengthen parenting knowledge, skills and confidence and provide practical approaches that have context in the world in which they live. For additional information visit,

Media contact:
Krista Lamb
Invest in Kids
Manager, Media Relations and Publicity
(416) 977-1222 ext. 224 
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