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COVID-19 in the Early Years in Northern BC: Project Summary

During the COVID-19 pandemic scientific research shifted rapidly to assess how changes to daily life was affecting individuals. A largely understudied group was that of young children in early childhood. In response to this, the COVID-19 in the Early Years project was...

SEED Summit Evaluation

We are pleased to share this evaluation report higlighting the key learnings and next steps identified at the SEED Summit in February 2021 and extend our gratitude to all who participated and supported this work. This report is intended for participants of the Summit,...

Resilience: A Community Effort presented by Dr. Shirley Giroux

Dr. Shirley Giroux, RCC. School Counsellor, Valemount, BC; Sessional Instructor, UNBC School of Education; Sole Proprietor, CompassioNorth Consulting  Presentation Description We hear a lot these days about all being in this together but also how we need to make sure...

Rhythm and Flow: fatherhood and parenting by Duane Jackson

Parenting isn’t about control it’s about presenting opportunities for growth. Love will always be important but in order to grow children need support and the opportunity to explore. To explore their environment, to explore their communication, to explore their...

A Discussion on Compassionate Leadership with Dr. Tina Fraser

In this video, Dr. Tina Fraser speaks with SEED summit team member Lisa Provencher about compassionate leadership and her experience in the early years and education sector. Presenter Bio Dr. Tina Fraser is a Maori scholar teaching at the University of Northern...

SEED Summit Day 4

Welcome back to day 4 of the SEED Summit! We are excited to share several presentations today focused on education, relationships and the early years. Today's Presentations: For more details on each presentation, learning objectives, key take-aways and additional...

When We are Kind

“When we are Kind” by Monique Gray Smith read in Dakelh by Lheidli T’enneh Elder Edie Frederick and in English by Nora, Age 8

Northern Indigenous Pedagogy presented by Darcy Dennis

Darcy Dennis, Early Childhood Educator, Member of the Provincial Child Care Council  Presentation Description The presentation is about the Northern Indigenous perspective and teachings. The presenter goes into short details and stories of the north.  Objectives:...