2014 Conference

Exhibitors

1000x5  Children's Book Recycling Project 

The project is based upon the belief that if a child hears 1000 books by age 5, he or she is much better prepared to enjoy and succeed in learning. Many children in our community do not have the resources to buy books for the home and thus do not have this crucial introduction to reading.

BC Responsible & Problem Gambling

The BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program is funded by the BC provincial government. We use a variety of fun, free and interactive activities to ask educational and informative questions and dispel some of the common myths about gambling. Every participant receives a give away and can enter a draw for a gift certificate.

The activities are designed to help parents learn more about: What is gambling,  online gambling, talking to your kids about gambling and where to get help if a problem exists in the family.

BCCPAC

The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is a non-profit organization made up of parents, elected by parents.  BCCPAC works to promote, support and advance meaningful parent participation throughout the public education system in order to advocate for the success of all students in the Province of BC.  We work with our membership, to promote leadership, communication, cooperation, and representation at the school, district and provincial levels.  Learn more at www.bccpac.bc.ca

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria, Parenting Programs, provide safe environments that honour the individual and deliver practical ideas and skill building. They are based on the concepts of attachment theory, personal responsibility, personal self-care, and placing family relationships first.

Programs and workshops offer parents the opportunity to learn about contemporary issues facing children and youth, how parents can best support their child and/or youth, and walk with them on their journey to adulthood. For those who are experiencing parenting issues, feelings of isolation may be reduced by connecting with other parents with similar experiences.

First Aid

Growing Young Farmers Society

Island Sexual Health Education Services

Just Be Friends

Just Be Friends™(jbfkids.com) is a place where families and children connect, with each other and with their community. We're here to celebrate and promote healthy, positive friendships. A Million Acts of Friendship is a school-based program sponsored by Just Be Friends™ that rewards healthy social behaviours and acts of friendship with special weekly badges for students, and much-needed resources for schools.

LifeCycles

LifeCycles cultivates community health from the ground up by connecting people, the food they eat and the land it comes from. We support people in gaining the knowledge, skills and  resources they need to access or grow their own food in a way that fosters biodiversity and enhances our urban environment.

For over 18 years LifeCycles Growing Schools Program has worked with elementary schools in the Capital Region to build school gardens and deliver hands-on organic gardening and food security workshops. LifeCycles offers support in garden planning and building, garden-based curriculum linked to PLOs, and on-site workshop facilitation.

Psychology Foundation of Canada

Representatives for Children and Youth

The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health 

The F.O.R.C.E. provides family support, education, advocacy and navigation of services for children's mental health.  Monthly support group- 2ndWednesday of the month at Saanich Neighbourhood Place

VIHA - Farm to School

World Fisheries Trust / Nature House

World Fisheries Trust, created in 1995, is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. It acts internationally with small-scale fisheries in Latin America and locally with environmental education including: the Seaquaria in Schools program; Gorge Waterway Nature House; and Eco Learning Hive, and community-based environmental monitoring.

We do scientific and social research, environmental education, policy development, appropriate field implementation of solutions. Our particular expertise includes bridging the divide between technical solutions and societal realities, including tools for enhancing community engagement, public awareness, and societal equity.

The combination of local and international projects provides unique insights for this work, as well as providing a conduit between Canadian and international partners.