Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

November 13, 2014
2014 Youth and Addiction Conference   
Minnetonka, MN

The teenage years are a time of pushing boundaries, taking risks, and learning through experience. But when alcohol or other drugs are in the mix, risk taking can bring increasingly dangerous consequences. The 2014 Youth and Addiction Conference will take a closer look at three of today’s most relevant topics in adolescent addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.

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November 16 – 18, 2014
2014 National Restorative Justice Symposium  
Banff, AB

This symposium is a part of the annual National Restorative Justice Week. It is held every year to raise public, social and government awareness of the use of restorative approaches and practices in addressing crime and conflict in Canadian society. Among this year’s keynote speakers is Dr. Howard Zehr.

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November 17 – 19, 2014 & April 8 – 10, 2015
Restorative Justice Facilitaor Training  
Toronto, Ont & Banff, AB

This is a highly interactive workshop where participants will practice and gain confidence in facilitating a model of dialogue that is participant driven, culturally sensitive and empowering for all involved.

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November 20/21, 2014
Call for Papers: Human Rights Conference 2014
Vancouver, B.C.

This event will address the most current and emerging issues in human rights law including work place human rights, international human rights, charter issues, and group rights. This conference aims to provide those working in the area with a substantive look at the current trends and practical issues to meet the increasingly complex issues in this practice.

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November 28, 2014
Mindfulness 101 Workshop

Vancouver, B.C.

A valuable resiliency skill, the Crisis Centre has been developing and delivering mindfulness programs for youth and volunteers for the past 7 years. Join us for this half day, practice-based introductory session to explore mindfulness

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December 3-4, 2014
6th International Juvenile Justice Conference 

Brussels, BE

The conference entitled, Making the Deprivation of the Child’s Liberty: Towards Evidence-based Policies on Alternatives will challenge participants to look at prioritizing alternatives to the criminal justice system and to implement effective restorative juvenile justice responses.

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February 20, 2015
Nuturing Resilience across Cultures and Contexts 
Halifax, NS

When treating children, youth and families who have experienced poverty, violence, marginalization, or psychological trauma, the focus is often too narrowly placed on individual complex needs and problems. This workshop will present a strengths-focused model of intervention that draws on the potential capacity of people’s social ecologies as sources of resilience in contexts of significant adversity.

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February 24 – 25, 2015 
In the Eye of the Storm: Lessons from the Front Line
Vancouver, BC

This workshop will present a discussion with employees who work on the front lines, whether in a school, a hospital, a workplace or in the community, to talk about the ways in which their organizations and the general public succeed and fail to support workers.

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March 15 – 19, 2015 
Call for Papers: 23rd Annual International Conference on Childhood Education 
Oxford, UK

The 23rd Annual International Conference on Childhood Education invites and encourages paper submissions and presentations. Topics of interest will include, but are not limited to: early childhood education, children’s literature, special education, elementary instruction, and school administration and leadership.

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March 26 – 28, 2015 
The 17th National Metropolis Conference  
Vancouver, BC 

The 2015 National Metropolis Conference, held at the Sheraton Wall Centre, will focus on future immigration trends and policies and the challenges and opportunities that they create for Canadian society.

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