Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM PDT
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South Bonson Community Centre
10932 Barnston View Rd
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y0B9

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Westcoast Family Centres Society was granted funds to support training for professionals serving front line clients from the generous Envision Financial Community Endowment Grants. 

Funded by:



Michelle Picard
Westcoast Family Centres Email: groups@westcoastfamily.org



Work Life Balance for Social Service Professionals

This FREE full-day training will focus on work life balance in the work place for front-line staff in the social service sector by an experience educator. 

Do you wish you had enough time to accomplish what is important to you? 

Lack of training and insight around wellness, particularly in the helping professions, can contribute to stress, dissatisfaction, self-doubt and even burnout, which impacts the entire organization.

This training examines the work-life balance challenges facing many employees and provides the forum to learn from shared experiences.  The intention of this training is to offer practical knowledge, tips and strategies in an energizing and supportive environment.  Participants will have opportunities to explore important aspects of balancing their personal and professional lives and to feel more empowered to shift the imbalance. 

Educator Katherine Aubrey, MA, RCC will focus on education and self-awareness to encourage change that will be displayed through greater staff retention and less burnout and better overall efficiency and capacity to serve clients. Some topics to be discussed include the following: 

  • Recognize and maintaining professional boundaries 
  • Signs of Burnout and Vicarious trauma & what helps?
  • Recognizing workplace culture & practicies that contribute to work-life balance 
  • Assertiveness and the language of personal and professional needs
  • Self care assessment & Energy Management 
  • Incresing focus and adjusting our attitudes & perceptions 
  • Addressing the invesible engine driving you 
  • Strategies to tip the scales towards balance

Who is elgible: Ridge Meadows Social Service Sector Professionals

Date: April 24th, 2018

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm 

Location: South Bonson Community Centre 

Lunch and workshop booklets are provided; space is limited and registration is required!