Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre


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


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 
2772 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

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Supporting Families with Diverse and Complex Needs

Wednesday April 18, 2018       Time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm       2 hours 

Fee: $35.00      FCC Fee: $20.00 (Promo Code)                                                                                             

This workshop will explore the essential roles of parents and service providers. Parent involvement and competence is a key component of success for children/youth with developmental exceptionalities. A parent's relationship with the community professionals can make all the difference in terms of their level of empowerment. The workshop explores practical ways of moving practitioners towards more sensitive services that are empowering families. It includes ideas on making the connection, building the relationship, and approaching families with more positivity.


  • To learn from research based information regarding complex needs presented by modern families.
  • To recognize the importance of relationships.
  • To explore practical ways of connecting and building relationship with families.
  • To discuss practical ways of empowering families.

*Suitable for intermediate early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddler, preschool and school age children, including children with extra support needs, adult instructors, and administrators.

Presenter: Malgosia Tomanik, M.Ed. Malgosia is a Family Consultant who specializes in supporting children from preschool to high school and their parents/caregivers in a variety of environments, including homes, school and childcare settings. Her educational experiences include a Certificate in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; courses in Adult Education, University of Victoria, BC, and a Master Degree in Education, University of Szczecin, Poland. Malgosia also works as an FASD Key Worker with the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. She is experienced in addressing concerns associated with the daily challenges of caring for a child/youth who requires support, including helping to make sense of difficult behavior and supporting the adults in a child's life.


Registration starts: February 25, 2018

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. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need a Promo Code received by email to register. Be sure to use this Promo Code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed.
  4. Seats are limited. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  5. Payment must be made at time of registration to reserve your seat.
  6. Mark dates on your calendar. We will not send reminders.
  7. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to presenter and participants.
  8. Latecomers who arrive after 15 minutes may not be admitted and will not receive a certificate.
  9. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop time. Please make child care arrangements. 
  10. Participants must stay for the full workshop to receive a certificate of participation, which will be provided at the end.
  11. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop date.
  12. These are non-credit workshops (cannot be applied towards the completion of a certificate, diploma or degree).
  13. Receipts and handouts are always sent by email.
  14. Westcoast encourages a scent free environment.

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