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October 2018

Free

Farm 2 School Grant Writing Workshop

October 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Farm 2 School annual Grant Writing Workshop with Whole Foods Market. We are encouraging teams of two or more from schools to attend. The two grants available this year are the school garden grant (2K) and the pollinator garden grant (2K). You are able to apply for any grant that you have received in the past.  We will also be sharing information on the Farm to School BC grants available for this year.  

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Free

Community Service Fair

October 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SD 61 Learning Support Team is  excited to be providing this opportunity for Counsellors and Learning Support teachers in our district to hear from some of the helping agencies in our community.

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$20

Thrifty Foods Kids Run

October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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Free

The Great British Columbia Shakeout

October 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am

On October 18 at 10:18 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. British Columbians can join by registering for the 2018 Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

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Free

Building Relationships: Moving Forward Together

October 19, 2018

All sessions will share a connection to Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives including topics covering: Math, Science, Literacy, P.E. First Peoples’ Games and Activities Marc Albany’s Cultural Walk Digital Storytelling Place-Based Learning Self-Regulation Aboriginal Arts Métis History and so much more! Registration information coming soon!

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Free

Schoolyard Garden Pro-D Day

October 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

Youth Food Gathering

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018

The Youth Food Gathering is an annual event that brings together youth between the ages of 14-24. Participants enjoy hands-on workshops on the subjects of cooking, gardening, local food, culturally diverse food, healthy food, nutrition, and so much more.

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November 2018

Free

Two Spirit Gathering

November 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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Free

Take Our Kids to Work Day

November 14, 2018

Take Our Kids to Work Day is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9 spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work.

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RentSmart Educator Training

November 20, 2018 - November 23, 2018
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Free

Workshop on Inclusion and Diversity

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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December 2018

Focus Group to discuss starting a Trans & Non-Binary Support Group for Youth

December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society will be running a Focus Group on Tuesday, December 11th from 5-6pm to look at potentially starting a Trans & Non-Binary Support Group for Youth 13-19 years of age.  For any questions please contact Addison Lee at the Alliance Club: allianceclub@vyes.ca or 250-361-3923

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January 2019

Free

What is Inclusive Education?

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This presentation will help parents understand how inclusive education benefits every child in the classroom.

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Free

Learn how to Manage Anxiety for Teens

January 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

For teens ages 13-18 Everyone experiences worries, anxiety and stress. Y Mind Mindfulness Groups are here to help young people learn how to deal with anxiety and/or stress so they can live their best lives.  

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March 2019

Gordon Neufeld Conference

March 1 - March 2

Save the date for the Eleventh Annual Vancouver Neufeld Conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Registration will open in December.

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$100

Vancouver Island Parent Conference

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Free

Youth and cannabis: Does legal mean safe?

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To a young person, Canada’s move to legalize cannabis may look like an endorsement of a “safe” drug. This series of presentations will look at both long-standing research on the effects of cannabis on youth, as well as recent studies on the impacts of legalization on use patterns among young people. What are the many myths associated with cannabis and how can parents, teachers and youth-serving agencies talk about cannabis effectively with youth populations? Cornett Building (Room A120), University of…

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Free

Free Naloxone Training

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Together the Foundry Victoria and Camosun College are offering free Naloxone Training for youth. For more information contact the Foundry Victoria 250-383-3552

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Free

2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey Launch

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The McCreary Foundation will present the findings of the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey in Victoria on March 15th at 10am at St Ann’s Academy Auditorium, 835 Humboldt Street, Victoria.  You can RSVP for this event at mccreary@mcs.bc.ca.  

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April 2019

Gender Spectacular Sex Ed

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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