My Roots Are Here - Aboriginal People and Allies
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

My Roots Are Here - Aboriginal People and Allies

for Aboriginal People & Allies

My Roots Are Here An Aboriginal Focused Genealogy And Research Method Workshop

Where are your Ancestors from and how did the world around them affect who they became as a person? 

How did they come to have children and later great-grandchildren, all the way down to you? 

Genealogy focuses on your ancestors, tracing your line back as far as you can, and then gathering the documents to prove those relationships.

The longer you wait, the more will be lost. 

This workshop is meant to better inform you about some of the options and research methods currently available for those who are interested in preserving family history.

PLEASE RSVP AT CHEY.STONECHILD@GMAIL.COM

CREATED BY
4 THE GENERATION PROJECT

AND FUNDED BY
THE VANCOUVER FOUNDATION

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Autism Information and Support Services
Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Autism Information and Support Services

Salina Lai and others from the office of Autism Information Services in Richmond will be here to describe the many services available to families, service providers, and community professionals across BC.

Autism Information Services is a provincial information and resource center for Autism and related disorders to provide information and resources about treatment as well as support. It also manages a registry of Autism Service providers.

The presenters will also discuss how to use your iPad as a communication tool. Please bring your iPads and laptops if you have them.

Join us for this informative session, good food, and good company.

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My Roots Are Here - for Aboriginal Youth
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

My Roots Are Here - for Aboriginal Youth

For Aboriginal Youth

An Aboriginal Focused Genealogy And Research Method Workshop

Where are your Ancestors from and how did the world around them affect who they became as a person? 

How did they come to have children and later great-grandchildren, all the way down to you? 

Genealogy focuses on your ancestors, tracing your line back as far as you can, and then gathering the documents to prove those relationships.

The longer you wait, the more will be lost. 

This workshop is meant to better inform you about some of the options and research methods currently available for those who are interested in preserving family history.

please RSVP to Chey.stonechild@gmail.com 

4 the Generation Project  -  http://www.iicrd.org/projects/4-generation

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North Van Community Kitchen
May
22
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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Social Stories
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Social Stories

Presented by Rusty Whitford

These are cartoon like stories to assist children with Autism or FASD to understand social concepts, and to decrease undesirable behaviours. ey can help improve their learning, safety, and behaviours.

Rusty has been a foster parent for 10 years and is also a social worker with VACFSS. He has developed communication tools to use with non verbal and low functioning children and adults with Autism and FASD to help them better understand their world.

If you have a laptop, please bring it.

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Coastal Community Kitchen
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Coastal 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-tickets-37130323798

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Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Journeys
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Journeys

Edel Walsh, parent, will speak about My Daughter/My Son.
Lorraine Grieves, Provincial Program Director of Transcare BC will talk about issues facing parents and guardians of youths contemplating transitioning. Amanda Oliver, MCFD team leader, will speak about non binary identity and supporting questioning youth

is will be a longer meeting than usual, by request, and lunch will be provided.

Please join us for an informative session and an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges posed by these complex issues. We look forward to seeing you!

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North Van Community Kitchen
Apr
24
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 Community Kitchen
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Coastal 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-tickets-37130323798

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MCFD Coffee House
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

MCFD Coffee House

Please Join Us for our 2nd coffee evening!

The MCFD Recruitment Team invites you for an evening of coffee, cake and chats! Meet up with friends old and new!

@ Waves Coffee House
1095 W. Broadway, Vancouver
on Wednesday April 11, 2018
from 7:00-8:30 pm

All foster parents are welcome!

Please contact Christine Durack at (604) 660-0535 to reserve your spot

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Trauma Informed Practice Conference
Apr
5
9:30 AM09:30

Trauma Informed Practice Conference

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

A Day with Kim Barthel

An innovator in connecting mental health and function, occupational therapist Kim Barthel has dedicated herself to bridging disciplines and opening minds.

A proponent of “putting your mind in the mind of the other”, she teaches globally about understanding what’s behind complex behaviour. Her specialties include attachment, trauma, addiction, sensory processing, movement, and learning. Neurobiology is integral to Kim’s focus – because the more we understand how the brain works, the more we can feel compassion for ourselves and others, naturally reducing the shame and division between us.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Gain an appreciation for the deep impact that trauma has upon brain development, relational skills, coping strategies and behaviour
  • Identification of the red flags in behaviour that are suggestive of relational trauma, and complexities when coupled with developmental disability
  • Develop skills of Attunement and “holding space” as a force for regulation, healthy brain rewiring, reflection, self-esteem and learning
  • Develop practical scripts and skills related to compassionate communication
  • How to support others with trauma in any setting

Registration and more information at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/trauma-informed-practice-kim-barthel-ot-tickets-43994833732

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North Van Community Kitchen
Mar
27
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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March Break Skating Party
Mar
22
2:30 PM14:30

March Break Skating Party

Minoru Arena (Stadium Rink) 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond

All ages and abilities are welcome-

you don’t have to be an Olympic figure skater to have some fun on the ice!

Helmet and skate rentals, and hot chocolate, are included.

Please RSVP to Dominique Norville at

 (604) 660-2127 or Dominique.Norville@gov.bc.ca

Hosted by the Vancouver/Richmond Foster Parent Recruitment Team

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Coastal Community Kitchen
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Coastal 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-tickets-37130323798

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Stand Together 2018
Mar
1
8:00 AM08:00

Stand Together 2018

Register here

8 - 9am
Registration, light breakfast and refreshments provided (see menu below)

9 - 9:15am
Opening Prayer 

9:15 - 9:45am
Special Guest Performance (details coming soon!)

9:45 - Noon
Opening Keynote: Just 1 Person

From Mad2Glad with Samantha Moe

Noon - 1pm
Buffet lunch provided (see menu below)

1 - 4pm

Facilitated Workgroups- Crowdsourcing Trauma Informed Care Principles

Trauma Informed Action Plan

Strategic Sharing Youth Panel

4pm 
Closing Prayer

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North Van Community Kitchen
Feb
27
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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Vancouver BC Foster Care Education Program
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Vancouver BC Foster Care Education Program

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

The BC Foster Care Education Program is for all foster parents who have a signed contract with MCFD and VACFSS. This training is mandatory for all foster parents and needs to be completed with in two years of signing your contract.

FAS/NAS/FAE Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Registration Required

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Building Bridges Through Understanding the Village
Feb
22
8:00 AM08:00

Building Bridges Through Understanding the Village

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

During this experiential workshop we will explore our personal role in supporting the revival of the values that worked so beautifully in indigenous villages for thousands of years. We will also explore in‐depth the affects of Residential Schools, Boarding Schools and the Policy of Assimilation. This workshop is geared to solutions rather than recrimination and is a great forum in which to ask questions. Participants who participate in these often emotion provoking workshop experiences comment that while they understood a bit about the issue on a cognitive level, after participation in Building Bridges Through Understanding the Village they understand on a deep emotional level as well. The workshop is done from a non-blame and non‐shame perspective and invites all participants to become a part of the healing that IS already happening. Kathi’s work has been inspired by Jann Derrick’s teachings of ‘The Circle and The Box’ and by many Elders' teachings.

Registration Required - Click here for more information.

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