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Special requests must be received by February 12
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Please select your top 4 choices for your 2 morning sessions. We will be using this information to determine the number of sessions and space required for each.

Please be sure to select 4 different options to ensure your best possible schedule for the day.


Early Bird Rate $75* Register on-line by February 2, 2018

$100* after February 2

* includes lunch, and refreshments. Please bring a reusable water bottle and/or coffee cup.

Payment can be made:

  • by Paypal (includes credit card) or
  • cash or
  • cheque.


If you are paying using PayPal, a link will be provided once you submit your registration.


To help us decrease the check-in time, please make cheques payable to ‘VIP Conference’ and send to:

Vancouver Island Parent Conference
707 Pears Road
Victoria, BC
V9C 3Z6

Mailed-in cheques must be received by end of day Friday, February 16, 2018.

Full Payment must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.

VIPC Refund Policy 2018

Refunds can be issued (minus $10 fee) if requested before February 16, 2018

Tickets are transferable. Please contact us at for contact information, session choices and transfer authorization.

PACs and Coupon Code

Some PACs are paying the registrations for their parents. If this is true for you, please select 'PAC Payment' and input your school name in the box provided. If your PAC provided you with a code, select 'Coupon Code'.

Some district PACs are providing a limited number of complementary or discounted registrations. Please check with your school PAC to see if this option is available and request a coupon code to input below.

Enter name of school if PAC is covering your registration fee.

These are available for ECE participants. Certificates must be picked up after 12:45 p.m. at the info / book sale table on the day of the conference

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Dr. Kristen Buhr

Dr. Kristen Buhr1.  Strategies and Resources for Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety

Is your child struggling with anxiety? Worrying about everything? Avoiding things?

Develop a better understanding of anxiety and anxiety problems in children and youth. Learn about helpful resources and effective cognitive-behavioural (CBT) strategies for managing anxiety, which include relaxation exercises for “dialling down” physical symptoms of anxiety; healthy thinking strategies to combat worries; and tools for facing feared or challenging situations. Get tips on helping your child develop a healthy foundation and manage excessive worry, panic, perfectionism, test anxiety, and social anxiety.

Barbara Coloroso

Barbara Coloroso2.  Kids Are Worth It

This session is packed with solid practical advice for parents of children from toddlers to teenagers, that shows how to utilize the very stuff of family life—chores, mealtime, sibling rivalry, toilet training, bedtime, allowances and more—to create a home environment in which children can become self-disciplined, compassionate, responsible, resourceful, resilient human beings who can act in their own best interest, stand up for themselves and exercise their own rights while respecting the rights and legitimate needs of others. Barbara will discuss the keys to good parenting: treating kids with respect; giving them a sense of positive power in their own lives; giving them opportunities to make decisions, take responsibility for their actions and learn from their successes and mistakes.


Gerald Fussell

Gerald Fussell3.  Empowering Your Child’s Creativity and Innovation

We are about to enter the third decade of the 21st Century, what are we doing to help our children meet the increasingly dynamic demands that will be placed on them? In this presentation Gerald will review the case for teaching collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, innovation, communication, resilience and project management; and, introduce a program with an internationally proven track record for helping youth develop these necessary skills.

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson4.  Beyond the Talk

Join Jennifer Gibson, a local Sexual Health educator, and two SD 62 Youth Sexual Health Ambassadors, to explore the current realities of adolescent sexuality and strategies to support the youth in your lives in the most respectful and comfortable ways. Our children deserve to thrive physically, emotionally and socially through puberty. Join Jennifer Gibson, a local Sexual Health educator for a lively session about how we can support our children and help their relationships thrive through this exciting time in your family’s life! Participants are encouraged to bring their tough and awkward questions/scenarios to this session!

Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller6.  Parenting Social Media and Mobile Technologies

Youth today are connected to one another, and to the world via digital technology, more than any previous generation. For kids, social media is an essential part of their lives, and the use of mobile technology to tether a child to real-time information and content sharing is a concern for many parents and community leaders in schools.

While youth may seem to be more digitally savvy than their parents, a lack of life experience and assessment ability can quickly get a young person into trouble with social media communications at their fingertips. It is imperative that parents talk with their children of all ages about social media use and trends, opening dialogues that promote safe communication spaces that help children navigate digital communications and associated internet use.

Learning more about social media trends and communications can help parents talk with their kids about social media concerns and how to source avenues that are mutually beneficial for the online communications topics or concerns discussed

Jennifer Kolari

Jennifer Kolari5.  You're Ruining My Life

This workshop will be an extension of Jennifer’s keynote address. Filled with comedy, moving stories and practical strategies that really work, parents will learn how to understand their child’s behaviour, increase their child's self-esteem, and build emotional resilience using the Connected Parenting model.


Katherine Paxton

Katherine Paxton7.  Self Regulation: A Tool For Life

One of the essential skills for success in life is the ability to self-regulate, to stay calm when needed, and to match your level of emotion to the situation. This workshop will explain the importance of self-regulation and provide attendees practical tools to use for all ages.