“I love the opportunity to learn and have a day to explore new things that might help with my parenting. I love this conference as much as last year.”

2012 Participant

“The best workshop I have ever attended. Practical and inspirational, many people in my life will benefit from what I have learned.”

2012 Participant

Jane was delightful, insightful, powerful, funny & entertaining while being informative. She was the perfect start to the day!

2013 Participant

“Wonderful and very relevant. Could have been longer!. Useful as both a teacher and educator. Thanks!”

2012 Participant

I can’t imagine Victoria without the VIPC.

2016 Participant

“As an ECE (early childhood educator) I have been to many conferences this was one of the best! Fabulous speakers.”

2012 Participant

Loved how everything stayed on schedule and the half hours breaks between workshops were great. thanks

2015 Participant

Very positive workshop…it was powerful in the sense of peacefulness that the presenter conveyed. A great step forward to improve how everyone communicates with each other.

2013 Participant

Really enjoyed listening to Gary Anaka. . . . fantastic! I would have liked more time in his session. It went very quickly.

2015 Participant

This was the first VIPC that I’ve attended and I can’t wait to come back. The event was really well organized (that’s coming from someone who is particular about these things!) and the speakers that I attended were phenominal. Thank you for providing a gluten free buffet line – super appreciated.

2014 Participant

One of the strongest presenters I’ve ever come across. I’m thrilled that Darren continues to deliver presentations to parents and students in our community.

2014 Participant

I always enjoy the VIPC and learn a lot. Thank you!

2016 Participant

It was a really great experience. I did leave after the Panel Q & A because my mind was tired and I wanted time to think and process. For my first VIPC experience, I was blown away, so thank you!!!

2016 Participant

I appreciated Jane’s candid discussion of such a sensitive topic. Her “no holds barred” approach is refreshing & welcomed in a society that feels the need to tread lightly around this important message.

2013 Participant

My first year and I was extremely impressed and surprised at how high the caliber of speakers was. An excellent conference and the food was also great, appreciate the gluten free option.

2014 Participant

Loved the session! Gary was excellent. Very interesting topic & great information.

2013 Participant

Awesome day! I love the 2 highschool girls that welcomed me when I came through the school doors. They had a smile on their faces and were lovely and helpful.

2015 Participant

I am so happy the VIPC exists and the caliber of speakers continues to be top notch!

2014 Participant

Thank you for another great conference!

2015 Participant

“Excellent I learned a lot and rejuvenated my soul. Thank you.”

2012 Participant

Gary was full of information & ready to share. He was clear with every single piece of information. I enjoyed the amount of classroom participation.

2013 Participant

The conference was very well done and everything was well timed and stayed that way

2015 Participant

Thank you for the opportunity!

2015 Participant

It was an excellent conference. May even be the best one I’ve ever attended. No dull moment at all and very engaging.

2016 Participant

I loved the theme, that was carried through each workshop and made everything “connect”

2015 Participant

Thanks for another great conference. Fabulous food and friendly volunteers!

2015 Participant

“It was great to hear from four different middle school teachers. They each looked like very good teachers and had different styles and ideas. I know I marked “good” on each item but the overall package was great.”

2012 Participant

I enjoyed this presentation the most of the ones I attended. Raj was very relaxed, personable & engaging.

2013 Participant

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

2016 Participant

Incredible! I must admit I did not know much about Dr. Mate before this conference, but he blew me away. I now own two of his books & will be buying the other two as soon as I speed through these ones. Loved this presentation.

2013 Participant

I wish more teachers & administrators would take part as they have the power to make changes to our kids education by incorporating the concepts that are presented at the conference.

2013 Participant

This was my favorite seminar of the day. I did not expect it to be as good as it was. I will never forget seeing Alvin Law’s presentation.

2014 Participant

This was my first time at the VIPC and I thought it was fantastic. Providing the flash drive was a great idea.

2014 Participant

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

2015 Participant

Great opportunity! Really happy that I attended.

2016 Participant

Thank you for organizing this, very well done!

2016 Participant

“Amazing workshop! Thank you for the opportunity to learn about the brain development from birth. Very enlightening!”

2012 Participant

It was a presentation I shall never forget. It was moving, entertaining, enlightening and it went home with a few new convictions.

2014 Participant

Gabours presentation style & real world experiences allowed each & every participant in the room to understand the causes & effects of attachment issues…& more importantly …how each & every one us can improve & ensure human connections. I would recommend this course to anyone as we are all “damage emotionally in some way shape or form. This course provides for depth of understanding ourselves & others needs.

2013 Participant

I gained much information and a better understanding of some things. I know it was not feasible to attend to all the workshops however it would have been great!

2016 Participant

It was worthwhile simply to find out what the virtues project is.

2013 Participant

This was my first conference. I was so impressed! You all did an amazing job. Thank you so much.

2016 Participant

“Could easily spend the entire day listening to Stuart Shanker.”

2012 Participant

Incredible and inspiring presentation-brought me to tears.

2014 Participant

“Nothing left unsaid! Great instructors, lots of info. Well done.”

2012 Participant

This conference was so much better than any teacher conference I have attended, because you brought in speakers that challenge us to change.

2013 Participant

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!

2015 Participant

Living on a small island, it is easy to become isolated. Attending this conference helps to lessen that feeling.

2015 Participant

I came away with some real suggestions/ideas for how to interact with my children in a better way. Very thought provoking.

2014 Participant

As in the years past, this is an incredible conference and the organizers have done such an incredibly professional and world-class job. Thank you!!!

2014 Participant

This was an outstanding lecture & one of the best I’ve ever attended! Dr Mate is an amazing speaker. I loved that it was presented at a college level & not “dumbed down”.

2013 Participant

Overall, a great day of discussion and learning! Venue was great . . . beautiful new school! Thanks for your hard work putting conference together.

2016 Participant

My first conference and it was awesome! Lots to think about! The vendors were great.

2016 Participant

“Looking forward to the next session! Hoping to learn about the classroom approaches to the subject and practical examples of how to assist self-regulation. Fabulous speaker – thanks so much!”

2012 Participant

I found this conference (as with the other 4 I’ve attended) to be very well organized and FULL of information. The catering service this year was amazing.

2014 Participant

As a teacher, it was such a relief to hear such wonderfully encouraging information from someone at the Ministry level.

2014 Participant

Wonderful day! I can’t wait until next year! I’m so happy I discovered this event while my kid is only in kindergarten giving me many more years to attend! So greatly organized and exacting! I’m a lover for details! This was almost 100%!

2015 Participant

Gordon Neufeld presented such a wealth of information. I wish I could have learned more and really wanted to sit through a week of his sessions. I appreciated his honesty and frankness about what we as parents need to do to provide the conditions for our children to develop to their full potential.

2014 Participant

Thanks for a wonderful invigorating day!

2015 Participant

This is the first time I have experienced a presentation from Gary. He was extremely engaging & his animation never failed to keep the audiences attention. I would recommend this session far & wide to any & all age groupings. It provides a clear & concise understanding as to who we are & how we can become accountable for what we choose to be.

2013 Participant

Arguably the best education conference I have attended and i have been to MANY. Great job done by the volunteers I saw in action. Kudos all around.

2016 Participant

Thank You for putting on a great conference!

2015 Participant

Left feeling inspired and since the conference have had some great conversations with my teenage daughters who are interested to also watch the available videos!

2015 Participant

I love this conference offering.! I have attended every one for the last 3 years – I try every year to get more people to attend…I speak very highly of it. Thank you to everyone involved in the planning & organizing & to the volunteers & students for a wonderful day.

2013 Participant

AWESOME – now how can we get her info to all the teachers & parents

2013 Participant

It is always such a pleasure to attend a discussion with Dr Mate. I found this particular topic to be invaluable as my young children grow into adolescent I feel that I am now better equipped to manage their peer relationships & to treasure my attachment to my children.

2013 Participant

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

2016 Participant

Best conference I’ve attended in a long time. Shocked there was not more people, you need to advertise more, so many parents are missing out. So happy to have had the opportunity to attend and can’t wait for the next one. Kudos to all the organizers. GREAT JOB!!!

2016 Participant

Since I’ve always been PAC Executive, I’ve always passed along the offer to attend VIPC to others. I decided this was my year and I LOVED IT!!!

2015 Participant

“This was wonderful – beautifully organized – love the speakers and the buzz – very welcoming.”

2012 Participant

Thank you for this… For past 5 years I’ve participated and this was the best one yet!

2016 Participant

Fantastic. These ladies really know their stuff. And they have a heart for the people that they work with – that really showed. I was moved to tears. Thank you and keep up the good work! This support is badly needed in today’s climate and culture.

2014 Participant

“I wouldn’t change anything or request any other information. Dr Brokenleg did an amazing job presenting the Circle of Courage with some amazing real-life stories. Thank you!”

2012 Participant

Jane’s session was so well done, she talked with the micro to the macro of colourism. Direct & concrete information for even the toughest of crowd members. Clear & honest, I want her work spread out more!!!

2013 Participant

This was awesome. All parents and teachers who have kids/students who have access to the Internet or mobile devices should hear Darren speak.
I’m so grateful to be getting a useful education in navigating technology and Internet, for myself and to navigate for my children.

2014 Participant

Thank you for all your hard work!!!

2016 Participant

Absolutely loved Dr Mate! He provided powerful information about the state of our children regarding the variety of behavioural/psychological issues. He is very attuned to his audience & exudes knowledge & compassion. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of this very emotional seminar.

2013 Participant

Awesome day, as always!

2016 Participant

A topic I have heard many times & Raj was great making it still interesting with real examples & humour!

2013 Participant

“Very engaged and dynamic speakers/educators. Hope most secondary teachers are excited about engaging students as these four teachers clearly are.”

2012 Participant

The whole day was inspiring and I absolutely loved it. I’m already looking forward to next year.

2015 Participant

One of the best speakers I have listened to in a LOOOOOONG time… And then I went to Alvin Law in the afternoon. what an exceptional day!

2014 Participant

Loved it.

2016 Participant

Jane’s message of how to deal with prejudice is so important for all parents & teachers to hear, even with the fact it made some uncomfortable to listen to.

2013 Participant

Loved it! Can’t wait for the next one!

2016 Participant

I can’t wait for next year!

2015 Participant

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