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Community Workshops

Our centre provides a variety of education workshops to our community. Please contact the centre if you are interested in finding out more about any of our workshops, or if you would like to host a workshop.

Adapted Physical Education Workshop (presented by the Physiotherapy Department)
This is a workshop designed for elementary P.E. school teachers and School Support Workers to provide information about getting to know your student with special needs, to maximize opportunities for students with challenges, provide general guidelines for creating successful inclusion and finding ways of adapting P.E. classes.

BeCool (presented by the Supported Child Development Department)
BeCool is a workshop for children developed to support the development of impulse control, empathy and self-awareness by teaching children how to be assertive (cool) rather than aggressive or passive when challenged by a difficult person (someone who is attempting to intimidate or manipulate them) or a challenging situation.

Development of Executive Function in Children (presented by the Occupational Therapy Department)
This workshop is designed for classroom teachers, special education teachers, school support workers, and other professionals in the community working with children. It talks about what executive function means (planning, organizing, and completing daily tasks), and provides many practical strategies to help children develop these skills.

Fine Motor Development (presented by the Occupational Therapy Department)
We provide a variety of workshops about how to help children develop their fine motor skills, ranging from a very short and simple talk, to a 2 hour formal presentation. We can make the presentation suit the audience and their needs.

Handwriting and Printing Development (presented by the Occupational Therapy Department)
We have several workshops available to provide information about how to help children develop their printing and handwriting skills. We can do workshops suited for preschool, primary grades, and intermediate grades.

Make & Take (presented by the Supported Child Development Department)
Make and Take workshops are an opportunity to create a circle time activity, network and share experiences with your peers while learning tips for a successful circle.

Positioning in the Classroom (presented by the Physiotherapy Department)
This is a workshop for Elementary and Secondary School class room teachers, Learning Assistant Resource Teachers and School Support Workers to discuss the importance of ideal positioning and ways to achieve this.

Positive Approaches to Behaviour (presented by the Supported Child Development Department)
This is an 18-hour program that is completed over 6 sessions and focuses on a new way of supporting children with challenging behaviour. It incorporates a strength-based, child and family centred approach to preventing challenging behaviour from occurring and promoting social and emotional development.

Sensory Processing in the Classroom (presented by the Occupational Therapy Department)
This workshop is designed for classroom teachers, special education teachers, school support workers, and other professionals in the community working with school aged children. It talks about how sensory processing can affect a child’s performance at school, and provides some strategies that can be used in the classroom to improve attention, self-regulation and learning.

Sign Language for Nonverbal Children
This is a 5 week class for families and educators. It is offered twice a year, in the fall and spring. It is designed to teach the importance of gestures and signs to support the communication development of children who are delayed in their verbal language skills. It is a fun, 2-hour class once a week that will give you a huge range of preschool signs, including songs and rhymes. There is a minimal cost for this class to cover snacks. If you are interested in this class, please call the Centre at (250) 371-4100 and give your name and number to the receptionist. When the next class is being scheduled we will call you.

Speech and Language: The Child Care Connection
This is a 1 ½ hour workshop designed for childcare providers about the speech and language development of toddlers and preschoolers, and how to incorporate language stimulation techniques into everyday classroom activities.