Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


Rosa Ng 
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
604-709-5661 EXT 221 


Friday February 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST
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Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel 
15269 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1N5

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HEART-MIND WELL-BEING  Pre-Conference Workshop 

Friday February 17, 2017     

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm          6 hours training                

Fee: $80.00     


Join us as we explore the Dalai Lama Center's HEART-MIND WELL-BEING framework and how to promote Heart-Mind well-being in children. 

What is Heart-Mind well-being? Heart-Mind well-being refers to the balance between educating the mind and educating the heart.
While there is a great focus in our society on academic achievement, a growing body of research shows the positive impacts of developing our hearts – the way we relate to one another – and that social/emotional development helps to improve academic success. 

This 6 hour workshop is suitable for parents, family child care providers, early learning child care professionals working with children of any age including children with extra support needs; community support professionals and others who care for and teach children.

Suitable for all early learning child care professionals working with children 0 to 12 years old. 


Kareen Hudson is the Director of Programs and the Dalai Lama Center. As an experienced registered Social Worker with a deep¬ rooted history and commitment to the welfare of our children, Kareen draws from an extensive career within the BC not for profit, education and health sectors. Her role as founder and manager of the RSVP Program, an award winning and widely utilized Social Emotional Learning program in Vancouver schools,  allowed her first hand exposure to the tremendous value of educating children’s hearts.  Kareen is a founding board member at Stand Tall Education Center, a primary school in Kampala, Uganda, and also maintains a private counselling and consulting practice in Vancouver called Seedlings. Her greatest joys include parenting her wonderfully spirited daughter and gaining wisdom from the amazing people she meets while travelling the world.

Nora Mejia, B.Ed. & ECE. Nora is Westcoast’s Child Care Resource Centre Diversity Trainer and Training Program Coordinator. She plans, prepares and delivers professional development opportunities, workshops and courses for early learning and child care professionals, family child care providers and parents on a wide range of topics related to healthy child development and anti-bias education for young children. Nora has enjoyed working with children and their families in a variety of settings for over 25 years.

  • 1 hour lunch on your own 

Please mark this date on your calendar, as we will not send a reminder.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2.  All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop or course starts.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop or course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  5. By submitting this online participants declare they have read, understood and agree with this policy.


Workshop Policies:
  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to check if certificates of participation will be accepted by the ECE Registry. http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/ece/  phone 1-888-338-6622  email eceregistry@gov.bc.ca
  2. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable to their learning needs. If you have a question, call us before registering.
  3. Seats are limited. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  4. Payment must be made at time of registration to save your seat.
  5. Mark dates on your calendar. We will not send reminders.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  7. Latecomers who arrive after 15 minutes may not be admitted and will not receive a certificate.
  8. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make your own child care arrangements. 
  9. Participants must stay for the full workshop to receive a certificate of participation, which will be provided at the end.
  10. There is a $15 each to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop date.
  11. These are non-credit workshops (cannot be applied towards the completion of a degree).
  12. Receipts and handouts are always sent by email.

    Note: If the workshop is full, you can phone us to be placed on the wait list.