Alberta Early Years 2017 Conference Schedule

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October 16

8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and Introductions Bill Gordon Master of Ceremonies
9:00 – 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation:

Social Justice Education in the Early Years 

Zeenat Janmohamed, PhD

Chair of the School of Social and Community Services and Deaf and Deafblind Studies at George Brown College

10:00 – 10:30 am Health, Networking and Tradeshow Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm Breakout Discussion groups with Zeenat and The Centre for Race and Culture Re: Social Justice in the Early Years
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch and Tradeshow
Breakout Sessions

1:00 – 4:00 pm

A 1 A 2 A 3 A 4
Blanket Exercise

ECSB Students

Poverty Simulation

United Way of Alberta Capital Region

The Uncensored Program

iHuman – Youth and staff

Integrating a social justice lens into policy development

Zeenat Janmohamed, PhD

 

October 17

8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and Introductions Bill Gordon Master of Ceremonies
9:00 – 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation:

Reflections on Multicultural and Social Justice Practice with Children and Families

Dr. Sophie Yohani

Associate professor of counselling psychology at the University of Alberta

10:00 – 10:30 am Health, Networking and Tradeshow Break
Breakout Sessions

10:30 – 12:00 pm

 

B1 B 2 B 3 B 4 B 5 B 6
Culture, Context and Migration in the Mental Health & Wellness of Families

Dr. Sophie Yohani

 Citizenship with/in Early Childhood Communities

Dr. Tricia Lirette, PhD., and Lee Makovichuk, MEd.

 Beyond Access: Meaningful Participation for All Children

Rachel Siderius (B.Ed.) and Krista Wennerstrom (M.SLP)

 Good {enough} Parenting: The perfection trap and parents with cognitive challenges

Erin Waite and Lauren Raymore

Making Space for Learning – Responding to Developmental Trauma

Chelsea Hobbs and Angela Hill

Beyond representation of difference though celebrations: Using cultural artifacts in everyday ECE practice

Anna Kirova

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch and Tradeshow
Breakout Sessions

1:00 – 2:30 pm

 

C 1 C 2 C 3  C 4 C 5 C 6 
Something’s Up! A practical tool for exploring and reflecting on the lenses we bring to our work with children and families

Sarah Apedaile

A Fireside Chat about the Rights of Children

The Honourable Landon Pearson 

 Promising Futures with New Possibilities – For Pregnant and Parenting Teens and their Children

Carol Sullivan, Gary Benthem, and Kerry Kentfield

Traditional Family Parenting

Janet Fox

Family Literacy – Creating a Paradigm Shift

Kim Chung

Creating Affirming Environments for Gender Creative Children

Kristy Harcourt

2:30 – 2:45 pm Health and Networking Break
2:45 – 3:45 pm

Keynote Presentation:

We are All Called to Action: Historic Trauma, Healing and Reconciliation

 

   Patti LaBoucane-Benson

Director of Research, Training, and Communication at Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA)

3:45 – 4:00 pm        Bill Gordon closing remarks and door prizes

 

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