Early Years Conference 2022 Registration is NOW OPEN!

HELP is pleased to share that registration is open for Early Years Conference 2022: Disruption and Transformation

Since March 2020, the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted young children and families, as well as all the systems of care and support for them. The increasing threats and effects of climate change have been compounding this duress, with many communities dislocated by wildfires and floods in less than a year. There is also a growing awareness of the ways in which these events increase social, economic and racial inequities. Further, here in BC, there has been acknowledgement of the additional stressors and barriers faced by families with children with complex support needs, all impacting families long before the crises. At the same time, families, practitioners and service providers across the early years sector have been adapting and responding to these challenges. Amid this disruption  the seeds for transformation and change are being planted. 

We invite those in the early childhood development, intervention, and family support fields to register today and join us virtually on March 1 & 2, 2022. Together, conference attendees will reflect on and explore the factors impacting children’s development and family support services during this challenging time. We will learn from each other about the innovative ways the BC early years sector has responded to these overlapping crises the last 18 months and consider how we can carry these learnings forward to transform our practices and the system as a whole. 

Early Years Conference 2022 will once again lead the field of professional development in early childhood development, early childhood intervention, and family support. We are pleased to announce keynote speakers Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth (March 1, 2022) and Dr. Michael Ungar (March 2, 2022). We are also excited to share that participants will be able to tailor their conference experience by selecting from eight different options for the concurrent session. With a program designed by the conference’s long-standing Planning Committee, the 2022 event will bring you new knowledge and timely skills to apply to your professional practice. Sessions include keynote speakers, parent and practitioner panels, concurrent sessions led by leading practitioners and researchers, and more. 

Please watch for more information, including schedule, speakers, and session selection, in the coming weeks. In the meantime, register today and ensure your spot!