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Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam

405 North Road

Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9


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Welcome to the 13th Annual Stand Together Conference!
March 7-8, 2019


**waitlist instructions at end**

Conference Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday, March 7, 2019

8:00am - 4:00pm

8:00am - 8:45am
Registration, continental breakfast and refreshments provided.

8:45am - 9:00am
Welcome, Introductions and Opening Song.

9:00am - Noon
Opening Keynote: "What About Me? Caring for the Caregiver"
Presented by Dr. Deborah MacNamara

Noon - 1:00pm
Buffet lunch provided.
please return to your seats by 1pm for a prize draw and afternoon announcements.

1:10pm - 1:25pm
Dance performance.

1:30pm - 4:00pm
Presentation by Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth, BC Representative for Children and Youth

End of day closing remarks.
Gift basket draws.

Day 2- Friday, March 8, 2019
8:00am - 2:30pm

Registration, continental breakfast and refreshements provided.
(Returning attendees, please check in again to confirm your attendance.)

Welcome and introductions

9:00am - Noon
"Understanding Resistance and Opposition in Adolescence"
Presented by Dr. Deborah MacNamara

Noon - 1pm
Buffet lunch provided.
please return to your seats by 1pm for a prize draw and afternoon announcements.

1:10pm - 2:15pm
Strategic Sharing Youth Panel - Facilitator: Lyndsay Sieger, Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Closing Remarks
Evaluation Handout
Gift Basket draws

Closing prayer, offered by Brown Bear Woman.

**Please note: Information tables with reading materials, books, and items for purchase will be on display throughout the conference.


Dr. Deborah MacNamara

Deborah provides counselling and educational services to parents and professionals based on the relational-developmental approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld. She is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute and presents on all of the Neufeld material. She is the author of the bestselling book, Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one).

Deborah is a dynamic teacher and experienced counsellor with over 20 years of experience in educational and mental health settings. She is passionate in taking developmental science and making it applicable to everyday life in the home and classroom. The underlying purpose of all services is to put adults in the driver’s seat by making sense of kids from the inside out. From everyday questions to complex problems, strategies for making headway with a child or teen is grounded in a rich developmental framework.

Learn more about Dr. MacNamara at http://macnamara.ca/

Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth
Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth is British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth. Jennifer has worked in the B.C. social and health care sectors since 1977 in front-line child welfare, social policy, program management and executive roles and was engaged in formative work on deinstitutionalization and community inclusion for people with disabilities, women’s and girls’ health, mental health and youth services. As part of her extensive background in the service of children, Jennifer has taught child and youth care at the University of Victoria, has been the Executive Director of the Federation of Community Social Services of BC, and is the founder of the Leadership 2020 program for the Federation. She has also been involved with InWithForward, and, for the past two years, has been working with Chief Wedlidi Speck and other leaders to inspire culturally safer workplaces for Indigenous staff and people served. Jennifer has a PhD in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria, and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. She is the parent of two vibrant young women who remind her daily of the power and promise of young people.

Learn more about Dr. Charlesworth at https://rcybc.ca/about-us/staff/jennifer-charlesworth



Continental breakfast and a delicious buffet lunch included on both days.

**Please notify us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions during registration. The hotel cannot guarantee foods to be allergen free. Please contact the hotel directly with any food related inquiries.


Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
405 North Road, Coquitlam, B.C.

Call: 604-936-9399 or 1-888-433-3932 (Toll Free)
Email: reservations@executivehotels.net

To get the best rate when booking, quote Booking ID: 25774

Deluxe Double or King: $ 135
Superior King: $ 145
One Bedroom Suite: $ 155
Club King plus breakfast for two: $185

(13% additional tax will apply. Rates include parking, internet)

Please Note:

The Stand Together Committee is not responsible for accomodation or parking costs.

This is an ADULT ONLY event. Please speak to your Resource Worker in regards to childcare reimbursement.

Tickets for this event are limited. Should you need to cancel your registration please notify us or cancel your registration online ASAP to ensure your spot goes to the next person on the waitlist. We understand that sometimes things happen at the last minute that prevent you from being able to attend an event and we thank you for the courtesy of sending us an email notifying us of that. Registration lists, attendance lists, cancellation lists and "no show" lists are recorded and submitted to Resource Workers upon their request.


Are children allowed at this event?

No. Absolutely no children are allowed at the event, regardless of their age. The content of the material and the learning environment are not conducive to children of any age being present.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Pay parking is available in the hotel parking garage for a small fee. The sky train is also within a very short walking distance and buses run frequently

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at bfoyle@hollyburn.ca

What's the refund policy?

"Free" tickets can be refunded at any time prior to the event. Paid tickets can be reimbursed up until one month prior to the event. No-shows may be restricted from registering in future years.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Registration lists will be present on the morning of the event and you will sign in using the name you registered with.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your registration information.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please contact bfoyle@hollyburn.ca should you need assistance.

Can I register for only one day of the two day conference?

Yes, you may attend day one, day two, or both days of the conference. For paid tickets, there is no reduced fee if you choose to attend only one of two days. You will select which day(s) during registration. To update your registration, please email bfoyle@hollyburn.ca

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, but it is best if you make the changes to your registration information ahead of time. If not, please notify us at the registration desk so we can make the appropriate changes to our records, and ensure our certificates are accurate.

Will lunch be provided?

Yes! A buffet lunch is being provided on both days.

Why don't I see any "breaks" being listed during the workshops?

We feel that scheduled breaks often interupt the natural flow and momentum of the learning environment. Instead, we encourage everyone to take small breaks as they are needed throughout the day at their own pace and prefered time.

Working with gratitude on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish People.

Oh no - My ticket category is full! How do I join the waitlist?

If your category is full and you wish to join the waitlist, please send the following information to bfoyle@hollyburn.ca with the subject “Waitlist – Stand Together”.
Due to the number of waitlist requests, incomplete requests cannot be processed.

1) Name
2) Address
3) Telephone number
4) Email Address
5) Ticket category
6) Would you like to register for both days? If not, which day (1 or 2) will you attend?
7) Do you have any food allergies or restrictions?

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