Families Canada holds practical professional development webinars and workshops for those who work in the family support field.
Upcoming webinars and workshops will be announced on our events calendar.
Early Childhood Development series
This webinar series, is hosted in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.
The Early Childhood Development series provides:
- Timely evidence-based information on supporting children’s early childhood development
- A forum to discuss service providers’ questions, challenges, and promising practices
Register for our next Early Childhood Development webinar to discuss the latest science, and get new ideas for helping every child get the right start in life!
Let's Talk series
The Let’s Talk series is an online discussion forum for staff of family support centres. Participants can expect to hear about emerging challenges and promising practices for supporting children and their families from other family support centres across the county. A great opportunity to learn and network, these webinars connect the family support sector from coast to coast to coast.
Active Empathic Listening for Professionals series
This webinar series aims to introduce professionals who interact with young people and their families to the concept of Active Empathic Listening (AEL), providing evidence-based information on the life-changing impact of this dimension of human communication on many aspects of a child’s development. Participants in this webinar series will also learn how to practice AEL when interactive with young children and their families.
This series is comprised of 4 webinars, each of which addresses a specific facet of AEL. For a well-rounded understanding of the transformational effect of AEL on the developing child, we recommend attending all four webinars. However, participants may choose to attend just one webinar in the series and they will still gain important insights about AEL and how to integrate this practice in day-to-day interactions with young children.
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