Training Opportunities


1. 2012 BCAPOP Conference and Annual General Meeting

October 10-12, 2012 at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel

A unique and valuable professional development opportunity!

Featured sessions this year include:

  • A keynote address by Nancy Poole on Becoming Trauma-Informed: Applying Principles of Trauma-Informed Practice within Pregnancy Outreach Programs
  • Infant Mental Health with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
  • Post Partum Depression with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society
  • Breastfeeding with Marianne Brophy

The year’s conference will also feature an “Unconference”. This will be your opportunity to get your hot topic on the agenda and network with other projects from across the province. Visit Unconference for more information.

Please find our registration package attached. You may register using the forms at the back, or online.


2. Guns and Barbies: the Complexity of Play in Early Childhood

Wednesday evenings 5:30 to 8:20 (Sept – Nov 2012)

The experiences of early childhood last a lifetime. In this unique course, we explore the phenomenon of play, its complexity, it significance and the issues it raises. Join us, exploring play from different disciplinary perspectives. The course instructor is Ulrich Mueller, PhD, Director of the Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy, faculty member in the Department of Psychology and editor of the prestigious Handbook of Child Psychology. Each week he is joined by different guest speakers from a variety of academic departments and the community. Analyze, discuss and critically consider contemporary issues and controversies around play from multiple perspectives.

For more information about both courses contact 250-721-6192 or


3. Wonder of Learning Complexities Conference

October 19-20, 2012 in New Westminster

This conference will focus on the pedagogical project of Reggio Emilia and the approach they have developed in working with young children. Keynote speakers from both Reggio Children and the Canadian Association for Young Children will be featured.

For more information visit the Vancouver Reggio Consortium or email