TW2019 Registration

Membership Renewal

To:  Resource Parents/Resource Family Members,

Your membership gives you the right to vote at the AGM and it shares your commitment and support to FSI and all we do.

If you would like to continue being a member and have voting rights  click here to renew your membership.

The membership registration will open in a new tab, so come back here after you are done.

If you have any membership questions or wish to renew at 0, please contact the FSI office at  or 604-540-8374

TW2019 Tickets

Online payment can only be done by credit card. If you wish to pay by non-credit-card methods, please contact Valerie Irving at or 604-540-8374 ext.521.

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Schedule at a Glance

Travel Expenses

History – A Path to the Future – Schedule at a Glance

Thursday April 25, 2019LocationSession Title
4:00PMRegistration Desk
4:00PM – 5:30PMGetting Settled & Networking
5:30PM – 6:30PMDinner
6:30PM – 7:30PMAGM
7:30PM -9:30PM AlpineWelcome – Danielle Cross

Blanket Exercise – Cairos First Nations History



Friday April 26, 2019LocationSession Title
7:30AM – 8:30AM CascadeBreakfast
8:30AM – 10:00AM AlpineKey Note – The History of Community Living – Laney Bryenton
10:00PM – 10:30AMAlpineRefreshment Break
10:30AM – 12:30PM AlpineGovernment Session – Presentations from Gov’t

Session Moderator: Ross Chilton

CLBC – Michael Prince, Jack Styan (Chief Executive Officer)

MCFD – Emily Horton (Assistant Deputy Minister)

Min Education – TBD McRea (Assistant Deputy Minister)

Advanced Education – Tony Nelson (Director Adult Education)

Social Development – Morten Bisgaard

Mental Health / Addictions – TBD

Ministry of Health – TBD

BC Housing – Craig Crawford

12:30PM – 1:30PMCascadeLunch
1:30PM – 3:00PM AlpineAdvocacy Panel

Representative for Children & Youth – Blair Mitchell

Advocate Service Quality – Leanne Dospital

InclusionBC – Karla Verschoor

Ombudsman – Jay Chalke

Public Grardian & Trustee – TBD

Human Rights Tribunal – TBD

3:00PM – 3:30PMRefreshment Break
3:30PM – 5:00PM AlpineSupported Decision Making -Tentative  or

Extend Advocacy Panel

5:00PM – 5:30PMSilent auction open – Free time
5:30PM – 6:30PM CascadeDinner
7:30PM – 10:00PM AlpineFamily Support Institute Feud (Adam Gartland)

Silent auction closes some items

Saturday April 27, 2019LocationSession Title
7:30AM- 8:30AM CascadeBreakfast
8:30AM – 10:00AM AlpineCelebrating Diversity in Our Connections – Aaron Johannes

Relationship Building and Your Community

10:00AM – 10:30AMRefreshment Break
10:30AM – 12:30AM AlpineCelebrating Diversity in Our Connections – Aaron Johannes Con’t.

What is Community and Defining “Exclusion”


12:30AM – 1:30PMLunch (silent auction closes some items)
1:30PM – 3:00PMCelebrating Diversity in Our Connections – Aaron Johannes Con’t.

Reflecting on judgement and rejection – re-thinking language

3:00PM – 3:30PMRefreshment Break
3:30PM – 5:00PMCelebrating Diversity in Our Connections – Aaron Johannes Con’t.

Communication, individualism and making a difference

5:00PM – 6:00PMFree Time
6:00PM – 7:00PM AlpineDinner
7:00PM – 10:00PM AlpineCelebration of Families Awards


Silent Auction Closes Fully at 8:00PM

Closing Ceremony

Sunday April 28, 2019LocationSession Title
8:00AM – 9:00AM CascadeBreakfast & Room Check-Out

Travel Expenses

In order to help reduce the costs to FSI, you can ask for support from your community for travel subsidy. In some communities, the Child Development Centre or the Association for Community Living have sponsored all or a portion of an RPs/RFMs travel costs. Many organizations have parent education funds for this purpose. A letter of thanks and appreciation will be sent by us, once you advise the office.