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Please select your top 3 choices for your 2 morning sessions. We will be using this information to determine the number of sessions and space required for each.

Please be sure to select 3 different options to ensure your best possible schedule for the day.


Early Bird Rate $100* Register on-line by February 10, 2017

$140* after February 10

We have a special rate for groups of 10 or more. Please contact for more information

* includes lunch, and refreshments. Please bring a reusable water bottle and/or coffee cup. Water dispensers will be available.

All conference materials will be provided on a complimentary memory stick. We welcome you to bring your laptop or other electronic devices.

Payment can be made:

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  • cash or
  • cheque.


If you are paying using PayPal, a link will be provided once you submit your registration.


To help us decrease the check-in time, please make cheques payable to ‘VIP Conference’ and send to:

Vancouver Island Parent Conference
707 Pears Road
Victoria, BC
V9C 3Z6

Mailed-in cheques must be received by end of day February 17, 2017.

Full Payment must be received by February 25, 2017.

VIPC Refund Policy 2017

Refunds can be issued (minus $10 fee) if requested before February 17, 2017

Tickets are transferable. Please contact us at for contact information, session choices and transfer authorization.

PACs and Coupon Code

Some PACs are paying the registrations for their parents. If this is true for you, please select 'PAC Payment' and input your school name in the box provided. If your PAC provided you with a code, select 'Coupon Code'.

Some district PACs are providing a limited number of complementary or discounted registrations. Please check with your school PAC to see if this option is available and request a coupon code to input below.

Enter name of school if PAC is covering your registration fee.

These are available for ECE participants. Certificates must be picked up after 12:45 p.m. at the info / book sale table on the day of the conference

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Gary Anaka

anaka1.  How to Grow a Child's Brain

This optimistic presentation will demonstrate how to "Grow a Child's Brain" in a fun and interactive way. Learn priceless leading techniques and information from Neuroscience. Teachers, caregivers, parents and children need to know - “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it, EARLY!”


Brad Buie

Brad Buie2.  Building Habits for Excellence

This talk will provide insights on habit formation to improve your performance in all areas of your life: health, career, relationships and personal development.


Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson3.  E3: Educated, Empowered, and Engaged

A workshop that will encourage and equip parents, caregivers, and allies in conversations that will support positive sexuality with the youth in their lives. E3 = E cubed

Lindze Harvey

Lindze Harvey4.  Praxis of Letting Go

Praxis of 'Letting Go': By examining barriers that keep us working within a system that relies on the belief that without control of children, chaos would ensue, as well as the need to perform a specific concept of the role of 'responsible adult,' Speaking to the simple, yet seeming insurmountable, act of ‘letting go’ and reveal its empowering qualities.

Kathy Lynn

Kathy Lynn5.  Vacuums Suck

Kids who are raised in vacuums will not be ready for adulthood. They need you. Whether you are a parent, extended family member, friend or neighbour; our kids need to be connected to a supportive and child-friendly community.

Using stories and examples, Kathy will talk about how we all need to be accountable to our kids and welcome them as part of their and our community.

6. Twix Twelve and Twenty

One day a carefree child heads off to bed and the next morning a young teen with attitude has taken his place. Or so it seems to parents. We know they will reach puberty and become teens but it often comes suddenly and as a surprise.

This seminar will help parents negotiate the minefield of puberty.

Rich McCue

Rich McCue7. Smart Phones and Tablets: Research and Homework Tools for Students?

This session will look at different strategies and applications that can help turn your SmartPhone or Tablet into a serious research tools. Talk is intended for non-technical users.


Dr. Tim Pelton

Dr. Tim Pelton8.  Math Apps and Basic Skills in Identifying a Good App

There are thousands of educational apps available on the App store–but only a fraction of them can be recommended. We examine features of educationally sound apps and suggest tutoring strategies for parents.

Colleen Politano

Colleen Politano9.  Possibilities to Help Children Build Confidence and Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Colleen will demonstrate ways to help all students build confidence. and show you simple, easily incorporated ideas to help kids self regulate, deal with stress, anxiety and anger.