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CHANGE: IT’S HERE TO STAY

2 MARCH, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Belmont Secondary School

3041 Langford Lake Rd

CHANGE

It’s Here to Stay

The Vancouver Island Parent Conference has been putting on world-class parenting conferences for over 10 years, bringing together attendees from across BC.  This year’s conference theme is “Change: It’s Here to Stay”.  Come enjoy a day of connecting with other parents over important, of-the-moment issues.  Learn useful tools and hear fresh perspectives from leading experts.

Who's Speaking?

ALYSON SCHAFER

ALYSON SCHAFER

Author: Honey, I Wrecked the Kids;

ANN DOUGLAS

ANN DOUGLAS

Author: Parenting Through the Storm

JENNIFER GIBSON

JENNIFER GIBSON

Island Sexual Health Society

JESSE MILLER

JESSE MILLER

Mediated Reality

NICK SANDOR

NICK SANDOR

Island Sexual Health Society

Conference Topics Include...

family

Positive Parenting

Learn the four misbehaviour dances
we do with our children and
how to get out of them.

Parenting Through the Storm

Having a child who is struggling doesn’t make you a bad parent.

Ann Douglas shares some of her own hard-won wisdom about thriving as a family while weathering one of life’s many storms.

Sexual Health

From preparing for puberty to beyond the talk, Jennifer is providing two sessions to support parents and other adult allies in having these often uncomfortable  but important conversations.

cannabis

Cannabis Use and Youth

So cannabis use is legal for adults in BC. How will this impact youth and their families?  This interactive session will help address some of the common questions we all have related to cannabis use and youth.

Role Modelling Healthy Masculinities

Develop strategies for healthy and
non-violent expressions of maleness

internet

Internet Safety

Learn how to support your child in a world of media & communications influence.

Opening dialogues about how internet technologies impact and influence our learning & home environments.

balance

Work-Life Balance

Learn solutions that cool down the “hot spots” of problems for working families.

Happy Parents, Happy Kids

As a parent, are you feeling anxious, guilty, and overwhelmed?  Learn how you can tame the anxiety, embrace the joy, and thrive alongside your kids while building a better world.

brain

Brain Health and Wellness

Learn leading techniques on how to
grow and engage a child’s brain.

$75/day
Early Bird Rate
  • applies if paid by February 3

  • Entrance

  • Refreshment Breaks
  • Workshops
  • Lunch
$100/day
Standard Rate
  • applies if paid after February 3

  • Entrance

  • Refreshment Breaks
  • Workshops
  • Lunch

A Conference Created For You!

FFT

Catering

Our delicious menu is provided by Food for Thought and includes a selection of items for people with food allergies and specific preferences.

WS

Childcare Available

VIPC is partnering with WSPR to provide childcare (ages 5-11) for the day.

$35/child

6M

Post Conference Social

Join us after the conference at the Six Mile Pub for coffee and treats and enjoy a 10% discount on your dinner.

Exhibitors

We would like to extend a special invitation for you to join us as an exhibitor at this year’s conference. 

The conference will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Belmont Secondary School.

Final Exhibitor Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

Event Program

Activity Time
1Registration 7:30-8:30
2Welcome and Acknowlegements 8:30- 8:45
3Keynote - Alyson Schafer 8:45-10:00
4Break10:00-10:30
5Session 110:30-11:20
6Break11:20-11:40
7Session 211:40-12:30
8Lunch12:30- 1:30
9Session 3 1:30- 2:20
10Transition2:20-2:30
11Plenary 2:30 - 3:30
12Closing and Prizes3:30

Are you ready to join us?

Fantastic. Great learning experience and good to know our schools are embracing change, however difficult.

Really learned a lot – thank you! I also very much appreciate the ability to share the webinars with my friends and family and the parents at our school!

THANK YOU to the Conference committee for once again, putting on a FABULOUS conference.

Alyson Schafer

Jesse Miller

Ann Douglas

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