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Nobody's Perfect Parenting Facilitator Training: Victoria 2019


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - Friday, March 01, 2019

9 AM - 4:30 PM

2001A Douglas Street ,

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Learn how to help parents with children aged 0-5 years connect, build knowledge, and gain confidence. 

Develop new skills for delivering strength-based learning and conducting non-judgmental and inclusive community programming. Participants learn how to facilitate experiential learning in which parents gain information and insight and learn how to apply what they have learned to many areas of their lives. NPP is a core training for family support professionals.

This crucial program, developed in Canada for parents of every cultural community, has been consistently demonstrated to positively impact the parenting knowledge, skills and confidence of participants. For parents in particularly stressful situations – when there simply isn’t enough money, when they’re new to the community or to the country, when they’re young, or under-educated, or struggling without a partner or family support – being part of a supportive group of parents who understand and share their difficulties can make all the difference.

Who is this training for?
The Nobody’s Perfect facilitator training is specifically aimed at those with previous experience and/or education in facilitating groups and working with children, youth and families. You will be comfortable with the basic principles of adult education, currently employed with or volunteering at a multi-service or family support organization, and passionate about supporting families in all their diversity.

How will I benefit?
After attending this training, you will have developed:

  • Knowledge of Nobody’s Perfect program objectives and materials
  • Increased awareness of the principles of adult education and their application to the Nobody’s Perfect program parents
  • Enhanced skills in assessing the needs of parent groups
  • Ability to plan and direct program sessions
  • Enriched practical facilitation skills

A complete training and program materials package is included in the cost of the training. Coffee and tea will be provided every day, and lunch will be provided on the last day.


To be eligible to take the training, arrangements must be made to co-facilitate the program with an experienced facilitator within one year of receiving training. We are able to support you in making these plans. We require a confirmation from an agency or organization confirming that they will support you in the delivery of the program, and that you have undergone a criminal record check. Please direct communication to Ruby Banga, by email to, by fax at 604-678-8886 or phone at 604-678-8884 ext 104. 

Certificates will be issued upon delivery of your first group. Lunch is included on day four, and is on your own the other days. 

About the Facilitators 

Syd Bosel has been a Nobody’s Perfect Facilitator for over 10 years. She currently works as a Foster Parent Support Worker and FASD Key Worker, with Milieu Children and Family Services. She has worked at Neighbourhood Houses and Family Places throughout Vancouver, including South Vancouver Neighbourhood House. Syd has also developed and facilitated many parent support groups and workshops as well as staff training workshops. She has a certificate in Counselling Skills, and 24 years of experience attending conferences and trainings and taking non-credit courses.

Susan Foster has been a Nobody’s Perfect Trainer since 2003. After almost 20 years of working in the non-profit sector, Susan joined the Ministry of Children and Family Development in 2008. She has over 30 years of experience in a variety of positions, primarily focused on parents and families with young children. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

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