North Van Community Kitchen
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-2018-2019-tickets-48813401197

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Cedar Harvesting
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Cedar Harvesting

Come and join Kristine and Holli for a morning of cedar gathering at Prospect Point Picnic area in Stanley Park, followed by cedar teachings and a picnic lunch. 

There is ample parking and the picnic area is transit accessible. Parking costs will be refunded. 

Children are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Register here.

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North Van Community Kitchen
May
28
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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From Foster Parents:  What I have learned that works
May
21
10:00 AM10:00

From Foster Parents: What I have learned that works

Join us to hear from foster parents:
What I Have Learned That Works

This will be an interesting panel of foster parents who will share with us some of the best and most challenging experiences fostering over the years, and how they learned to live with the children in their homes, and still demonstrate their wisdom and compassion. 

Please join us for a boisterous discussion and delicious refreshments!

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Phone Photography Workshop
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Phone Photography Workshop

  • Canadian Memoral Centre for Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in a hands-on photo workshop!

Nancy Duff, former fine art teacher from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Miriam Moses, technical manager from Burnaby Public Library, will teach us how to improve our photography using our iPhones and smart phones.

Don’t worry if you haven’t kept up to date with your Lifebook, just come and have an enjoyable morning!  And bring your phone!

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
May
9
8:30 AM08:30

Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-2018-2019-tickets-48813401197

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Patti Drobot: Who’s In Charge? Parenting  from the Alpha Position
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Patti Drobot: Who’s In Charge? Parenting from the Alpha Position

We all want caring and considerate children but there is much confusion about how to raise them. This presentation unravels the mystery by uncovering the developmental roots of these esteemed virtues. What may come as a surprise is the negative effect that some of our prevailing practices in parenting and education have on caring. In this presentation, we suggest how parents can best cultivate these characteristics in children. This presentation is an excellent introduction to the developmental approach to raising children.

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North Van Community Kitchen
Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
Apr
11
9:30 AM09:30

Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-2018-2019-tickets-48813401197

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North Van Community Kitchen
Mar
26
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
Mar
14
8:30 AM08:30

Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-2018-2019-tickets-48813401197

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Lifebooks/Art Class: Chigiri-e Paper Art Workshop with Leanne Hildebrand
Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

Lifebooks/Art Class: Chigiri-e Paper Art Workshop with Leanne Hildebrand

  • Canadian Memoral Centre for Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Led by Leanne Hildebrand, an artist well-known for her Chigiri-e art

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of Chigiri-e and the 4 different kinds of Washi paper. Chigiri-e is a traditional Japanese art using hand-dyed Japanese paper called Washi. For this art, we will tear papers into different shapes and sizes, and then glue them together to create beautiful art works. The techniques are similar to painting, except we will use papers instead of paint as our colours. Visually it looks like an oil painting or water colour painting, but it is all made with paper.


All materials including Washi paper, rice glue, cardboard and the different sizes of brushes will be provided.

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Stand Together Conference 2019
Mar
7
to Mar 8

Stand Together Conference 2019

  • Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an exciting 2 days of networking and sharing with special presentations from inspiring speakers and practitioners, a youth panel discussion and professional learning for fostering and adoptive caregivers and collaborative professionals. You will be creating tools for personal wellness and self care, learning about strategies for dealing with oppositional behaviours in children and youth, and hearing an informative discussion on cultural agility.

More info and registration: https://standtogether2019.eventbrite.ca

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North Van Community Kitchen
Feb
26
10:00 AM10:00

North Van Community Kitchen

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow caregivers before our chef guides us through the day's menu. You'll learn new skills in the hands-on learning environment, plus take home enough food to feed dinner to your entire family!  

Space is limited to maximize safety in the kitchen, as well as ensuring that each family has enough food to take home with them.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here! 

 

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Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen
Feb
14
9:30 AM09:30

Coastal Richmond Community Kitchen

Registration Required!

The Coastal Community Kitchen is held in Richmond the second Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated, please watch for updates).

Join us for delicious snacks and refreshments with fellow foster parents and caregivers. Our chef will guide the group through learning new recipes and you will take home dinner for your entire family!  

Childminding is available - please register your children, when signing up so we can ensure we have staff available. 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-community-kitchen-2018-2019-tickets-48813401197

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Mental Health First Aid - Surrey
Feb
11
to Feb 12

Mental Health First Aid - Surrey

  • Hollyburn Foster Support Surrey (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Training for adults who interact with youth focuses on mental health problems and first aid for youth ages 12 to 24.

Mental health problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75 percent beginning by age 24.

Most mental disorders develop gradually. The early signs and symptoms of developing mental health problems will be different from the more established clinical profiles which are reflected later in life. The social, educational and family environments in which mental disorders occur in young people are also different from those later in life. Therefore, the information in this course is designed to be sensitive to the unique aspects of mental health problems in young people. It is meant to assist education professionals, health providers, parents and other adults in the identification of mental health problems and appropriate first aid intervention strategies.

Registration Required

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Strategies for Youth Living with FASD
Feb
5
10:00 AM10:00

Strategies for Youth Living with FASD

  • Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Syd Bosel and Brenda Rasi
These FASD Key Workers will provide information about your youth's complex behaviours and ways you may come to understand them. By working in small groups, you will have time to provide and receive ideas from other caregivers who have managed similar circumstances. So that you can come away with tangible ideas, this workshop is the second of two, for older children.

Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace
1825 West 16 Avenue
Vancouver

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Deepening Cross Cultural Agility:  Understanding different world views and our own biases
Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

Deepening Cross Cultural Agility: Understanding different world views and our own biases

Deepening Cross Cultural Agility:  Understanding different world views and our own biases

Leya Eguchi

Recognizing and responding appropriately in cross-cultural situations requires cultural agility. It calls for awareness of differences in worldviews, communication preferences, and behaviors that reflect cultural values. But first and foremost it requires a mindful awareness of our own preferences, values, and biases that affect how we view the world. Developing cultural agility is a journey, and one that is best embarked upon by actively learning and doing.  This workshop is designed to boost your knowledge, competency and self-awareness in cross-cultural situations.

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LLT More Self Care: NEUROPLASTICITY A Neurobiological Perspective
Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

LLT More Self Care: NEUROPLASTICITY A Neurobiological Perspective

  • Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brian Dean Williams returns by popular demand to talk about ways to keep ourselves from experiencing burnout. He will describe some new findings in the scientific community about how the brain can rewire itself.

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. It allows the brain to adjust to new situations or changes in the environment. Come to learn more about how our body can repair itself, and how we can care for ourselves.

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