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“Our Children, Our Legacy”


Education Franchisor and Speaker, Master Franchisor and Founder, Beyond The Classroom

Cathy Thompson

Are you inspired to leave a legacy of care and compassion for the children and youth in your world? In this age of digital detachment, how do we reconnect with each other and make the meaningful impact that will translate for generations to come? Through the lens of the developmental assets theory and whole child education, learn simple ways to make an enormous ripple effect with the children you work and play with.

Cathy Thompson is a global expert in youth education, wellness and resiliency. She is the founder of several companies, including Beyond the Classroom, the leading provider of in-home, K-12 tutoring services for students in Ontario.
Cathy’s mission is to inspire millions of children and youth around the world to grow their confidence, life skills and academic capacity so they can make a meaningful life-long contribution to their families, schools and communities.
Cathy is a pioneer in the field of youth mental health and wellness. Her programs have been adopted by internationally recognized non-profit organizations and are in use globally. She is considered a go-to expert on youth and is a sought after speaker, consultant and trainer by community groups, non-profits and organizations focused on supporting confident, resilient children.
An award-winning entrepreneur, Cathy has launched six successful business ventures and mentors new and established women in business to create profitable, sustainable and meaningful companies.
Cathy feels passionately about children’s wellness and has presented at numerous conferences and events internationally regarding mental health, particularly in the area of young women and depression.