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Alliance of Professionals Serving Young Parents Conference 2022


Friday, October 21, 2022 - Saturday, October 22, 2022

9 AM - 8 PM

6445 University Boulevard ,

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Reconnect and Replenish: Invigorating Young Parent Programs

Registration for the conference is closed. For more information, please email

Join us for the only conference of its kind in BC that provides learning and connecting opportunities specifically for professionals in young parent programs. The theme of this year's conference is “Reconnect and Replenish: Invigorating Young Parent Programs,” and it will offer up to 10 hours of professional development for accreditation. 

We would like to thank the ECE Pro D Bursary for helping to fund this opportunity!

Highlights of Conference

  • Keynote by Trevor Stokes, Teacher at the Streetfront Alternative School Program
  • Running for Their Lives | Trevor Stokes | TEDxWestVancouverED
  • Interactive dialogue with Ministry of Education and Child Care staff
  • 2 workshops on anxiety: one about anxiety in young children and one about youth with Karlie LeClaire, Master of Counselling, of the LEAP Clinic
  • Workshop on grief and loss with Jodie McDonald, MSW
  • Workshops to support positive practices with infants and toddlers with Ward Nakata, ECE (past Board Director with ECEBC)
  • Workshop on trauma-aware communication with Kate Toye, Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner (through Gabor Mate)
  • Session to share ideas about supporting young parents
  • Tour of UBC child care programs
  • Friday evening gathering: connect with your team and other YPP staff from around BC

When: Friday, October 21st 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: UBC, mainly in the Ponderosa Building, 6445 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V9P 2E3

Conference registration rate for 2 days: $55 until September 15, then increases to $75. 

Read the full conference agenda 

Included in conference rate: 

  • All workshops and keynote speaker
  • Friday evening gathering with food
  • Afternoon refreshments on Friday
  • Morning refreshments and lunch on Saturday


  • Parking is not included in the conference rate. 
  • Registration for workshops will happen at a later date

Accommodations info:

At UBC in Gage Suites (about a 15-minute walk to conference meeting rooms).  A block of rooms is on hold for two nights, Thursday, October 20, and Friday, October 21. Rooms can be booked at the same rate (based on room availability) for Saturday, October 22.

Limited travel bursaries are available for childcare providers who live outside of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Please contact Jennifer Westoby at for the bursary application form.