The Parent Education Network has a proud history of providing quality parenting workshops and courses for parents and caregivers in the community since 1974. PEN was founded on the philosophy of Adlerian psychology, whose approach to humanity considers the virtues of equality, respect, and democratic freedom as its guiding principles.
Parent Education Network began in 1973 when a group of parents attended a parent study group called “Children: The Challenge” at Wedgewood Junior School in Etobicoke. The study group was led by Alan M. Dunn, who at the time was the Co-ordinator of Guidance and Counselling Services at the Etobicoke Board of Education. Explore PEN’s interactive timeline below dating back to 1967.