Alberta Early Years 2017 Conference Doing What’s Right: Through a Social Justice Lens

$449.00

October 16 & 17, 2017

Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre
West Edmonton Mall – 17700 87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

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AEY Day 1 Afternoon Breakout

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AEY Day 2 Morning Breakout

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AEY Day 2 Afternoon Breakout

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Description

All of us the work that we do because we want to make a difference.  The elements of who we are creates a lens through which we see an interact with the world. As professionals, its’ important to reflect on how this lens impacts our beliefs, our practice an even the tools we use in our work with children and families. The year 2017 is the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and this year’s Alberta Early Years Conference will focus on how to effectively protect the right s of all children an families by examining, understanding and deconstructing our individual collective lens.

This two day conference will feature opportunities to hear enraging keynote speakers with both provincial and national perspectives and creative sessions intended to facilitate discussions and relationships with dedicated professionals who are invested in the early years of children and their families.

Conference Website Here 

Conference Ambassador
Landon Pearson

Keynote Speakers
Zeenat Janmohamed, Ph.D
Dr. Sophie Yohani
Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Bill Gordon – Master of Ceromonies

Large Group Breakout sessions
The Blanket Exercise
The Poverty Simulation
Uncensored
A Policy Chat with Zeenat Janmohamed

See Breakout Session Schedule Here

Conference Bursary Application from Muttart Foundation

The Muttart Foundation has a limited number of bursaries available to help staff or volunteers of registered charities attend this conference. Muttart Bursary Application

 

Hotel Reservations at Fantasyland Hotel
$170.00 plus tax for the basic Superior rooms ( 2 queen beds). Please note that the Individual Reservations are due no later than Saturday, September 16, 2017. Individual Reservations can be made by contacting our hotel Reservations Department directly at (780)444-3000 or toll-free 1-800-737-3783. Callers MUST mention they are attending the Alberta Early Years Conference to receive the negotiated rate.

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Additional information

AEY Day 1 Afternoon Breakout

Session Options

A-1 Blanket Exercise, A-2 Poverty Simulation, A-3 The Uncensored Program, A-4 Integrating a Social Justice Lens into Policy Development

AEY Day 2 Morning Breakout

Session Options

B-2 Citizenship with/in Early Childhood Communities, B-3 Beyond Access: Meaningful Participation for All Children, B-4 Good {enough} Parenting: The perfection trap and parents with cognitive challenges, B-5 Making Space for Learning – Responding to Developmental Trauma, B-6 Beyond representation of difference through celebrations: Using cultural artifacts in everyday ECE practice

AEY Day 2 Afternoon Breakout

Session Options

C-2 Fireside Chat about the Rights of Children, C-3 Promising Futures with New Possibilities – For Pregnant and Parenting Teens and their children, C-4 Traditional Family Parenting, C-5 Family Literacy – Creating a Paradigm Shift, C-6 Creating Affirming Environments for Gender Creative Children