CES Sessions
All sessions are offered at no cost.

28 Sep 2022

Human Trafficking ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

This webinar will focus on various ways victims can be exploited; including Sex Trafficking and Prostitution, Forced Labor/Domestic Servitude and Organ Trafficking.

This presentation will also discuss indicators that someone may be a victim, laws pertaining to trafficking, pop culture and perceptions, and what to do if you are approached.


27 Sep 2022

Words Matter! Supporting Children and Youth through the lens of Mental Health Literacy ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

While there is a positive trend to more openly talk about the mental health of our children and ourselves, there is a lot of confusion about what the terms we use actually mean! What is the difference between a mental health problem, a mental health issue, a mental disorder, and stress and anxiety, for example?

Join Kathy Jarrell, Education Consultant with the AHS Mental Health Literacy Project, for an engaging talk to clarify the terms we use. Leave the session feeling more confident about the concepts, the science and ways to learn more. Let’s not just talk about mental health....let’s talk with shared understanding!


21 Sep 2022

The Gift of Gratitude: Creating Gratitude Jars ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us to explore the gift of gratitude! Through extending appreciation to others we can build ourselves up at the same time. We'll work on some mental health hacks, and discuss some cheap and cheerful activities you can try out with the whole family!

Please have the following materials on hand, so you can get the most out of the session:
- paper (blank or coloured construction paper)
- Acrylic paints (colours of choice)
- Decoration materials (EX. glitter, stickers, yarn, streamers)
- Glue for decoration materials

20 Sep 2022

Adolescent Brain Development and Navigating Parent-Teen Relationships ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adolescence is a magical time when children enter a period of huge growth and change. Bodies and brains change, emotions become more volatile, friends become more important, and the parent-child relationship morphs into a parent-teen relationship. In this session we will discuss the adolescent brain, how to support healthy brain development, promoting resilience, and navigating the ways that your relationship with your teen will evolve as they slowly but surely become little adults.

20 Sep 2022

Domestic Violence - ***please register using the poster only***

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Domestic violence occurs in numerous forms and can affect individuals of any gender, sexuality, race, socio-economic status, religion, etc. Through a culturally sensitive lens, this Level 1 presentation will provide an overview of domestic violence including the various forms of abuse, the impacts of abuse on children, youth, and adults, barriers in leaving, and resources in receiving help. The work that C.I.W.A as an organization does in regards to providing supports to victims of domestic violence will also be discussed in terms of services, programming, and workshops.

19 Sep 2022

Screen Time & Teen Mental Health ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens have experienced significant life disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including school closures, social distancing, missed milestones, and family stress (e.g., income loss, parent mental illness). While teens have begun to return to normal activities and routines, the potential for the COVID-19 pandemic to have significant consequences on teen mental health and well-being has gained considerable attention.

Join Dr. Brae Anne McArthur, a Registered Psychologist, to discuss the current state of youth mental health and the relationship between screen use activities and mental health outcomes for teens. You will leave this session with a broader understanding of screen use as both an effective (i.e., engaging with others via social connection for support) and ineffective (i.e., long duration of passive screen use) mechanism for teen mental health outcomes.

14 Sep 2022

Bullying and Strategies to Support Your Child ***please register using the poster only***

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for this webinar as we discuss what bullying is, some statistics and consequences of bullying.

We will also address how to determine if your child is being bullied, what you can do if you suspect bullying and what you can do if your child is being bullied.

06 Jul 2022

Play with Purpose: The Impacts of Play on Development & Incorporating Play into Learning

Online Course

Play is one of the most important and impactful ways children learn. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of skills that can develop through play, the different types and stages of play, as well as working through those tricky moments when conflict arises during play. By the end of this presentation, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation for play, and more playful tools that you can incorporate into your household or classroom!