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December 2009

Making a Difference Through Inclusion
December 8 and 9, 2009

Hamilton, ON Debra Mayer provides 2  keynote addresses, Have You Got Attitude? and Inclusion Visionaries and two workshops: Creating a Place for All Children  and Inclusion Success Stories  Click here for more info

January 2009

Short research presentation, Creating Places for All Children: Measuring Inclusion Quality In Early Childhood Programs, with Debra Mayer of SpeciaLink, at  Manitoba Education Research Network Early Learning Research Forum, Friday, January 16, 2009 t Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, 200, avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg (Manitoba). See http://www.mern.ca/program.asp?id=16 for more information.

February 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:00 – 13:00 at The MOFET Institute in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Debra Mayer presents “Inclusion in Canada” for lecturers from various colleges of education and representatives of the Special Education Department in Israel’s Ministry of Education.

April 2009

April 17, 2009 Full day workshop presentation at the Early Childhood Resource Teachers Network of Ontario (ECRTNO) Conference 2009, Four Points at St. Catharine’s Ontario Creating Places for All Children-How to Measure Inclusion Quality, and Why with Debra Mayer of SpeciaLink.  For more information, please contact Maria Cole at maria_cole@ctctbay.org

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Saturday, April 18, 2009 The third international community, work and family conference Utrecht University, the Netherlands.  Themes: Creating sustainable communities; Well-being and social change; Gender, work and family relationships Improving Quality and Enhancing the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Child Care Programs: ­Integrating Research, Policy and Practice by Donna S. Lero, Ph.D., Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work, University of Guelph* (presenter), Kathleen Brophy, Ph.D., University of Guelph, Sharon Hope Irwin, SpeciaLink For more information: http://www.projectquality.org/node/71

May 2009

May 28, 2009 Workshop presentation at the Manitoba Child Care Association 32 nd annual provincial conference Where the Rivers Meet: Raising the Level in Early Childhood Education, in partnership with the Canadian Child Care Federation, Victoria Inn, Winnipeg MB.Co-Creating Places for All Children with Debra Mayer of SpeciaLink. See www.mccahouse.org or call Karen Gander, 1-204-586-8587 ex 24 for more information.

May 21 – 23, 2009: 38 th annual ECEBC conference Leadership, Innovation & Inspiration: Celebrating 40 Years of ECEBC, taking place at the Richmond Hotel and Conference Centre, Vancouver BC  Debra Mayer: Co-Creating Places for All Children will take place  Friday, May 22: 10:15am-12:15pm. For more information: Conference.ecebc@look.ca

Friday, May 22, 2009 AECEO’s 59th Annual Provincial Conference Building on Foundations for a Stronger Profession at Caesar’s Windsor, in Windsor ON
SpeciaLink: Inclusion in Action with Angela Robertson and Sandra McDooling. For more information: http://www.aeceo.ca/files/user_files/conferencesection.pdf

June 2009

Halton Region, Ontario, June 4, evening Social Play in Inclusive Child Care Settings (2 hrs includes dinner) for frontline staff with Debra Mayer. June 5 AM: Creating A Place for All Children: Measuring Inclusion Quality In Early Childhood Programs (3 hr) June 5 PM Co-Creating Places for All Children (2.5 hr) with Debra Mayer. For more information: Tina Santonato Project Coordinator, Quality First, The Halton Resource Connection.  (905)875-4600 ext.4  http://www.thrc.ca qualityfirst@thrc.ca

July 2009

Community Living Manitoba and CACL in partnership with The Manitoba
Teachers' Society and the Manitoba Council for Leadership in Education:
Summer Institute ~ Leadership and Collaboration in Inclusive Education
July 21-24, 2009. Debra Mayer of SpeciaLink will be one of the 'faculty'
lined up to address issues in inclusive education.
For more information: Anne Kresta: 204-487-2808 Email: akresta@mts.net

Safeguards Training for Children and Adult Services , Richmond Hill, Ontario http://safeguards-training.net/default.aspx Respite Care: How to Have Fun in the Community: An on line webinar with Debra Mayer airing July 8, 2009. For more info: Leslie Atkinson (905) 889-7016 or email leslie@safeguards-training.net

August 2009

YM-YWCA’s School-Age Child Care City Wide training event, August 31 and September 01, 2009 in Winnipeg, MB  “Creating Places for All Children: Measuring Inclusion Quality In Early Childhood Programs” with Debra Mayer, August 31 from 2-4 p.m. For more information, Amanda Blake, Community Initiatives Director YMCA-YWCA West Portage Branch ablake@ymcaywca.mb.ca  

October 2009

The Delta ECD Committee and Child Care Options No Easy Buttons’ and “Fear Factor” with Debra Mayer October 24, 2009  9:00 am to 3:30 pm   Coast Tsawwassen Inn   1665 56 Street Delta, BC
For more info:
Gisele Haines, 604-572-8032 extension 226 or gisele.haines@options.bc.ca   

Le Colloque du Regroupement du Nord et de l’Ouest en petite enfance accueil Joanne Vinet, Trait d’union comme l’un des quatre panélistes. Atelier 1 – Panel touchant les besoins spéciaux en petite enfance : Dépistage, services et inclusion, le 29 octobre 2009 de 9 h à 12 h, Edmonton. 

November 2009

Customized training in Australia with Dr. Sharon Hope Irwin, Senior Researcher, SpeciaLink

November 11
Seiminar: Measuring Quality in Early Childhood Inclusion, Medallion Brasserie, Etihad Stadium (Formerly Telstra Dome), Melbourne Australia.  Dr. Sharon Hope Irwin.

November 12
Seminar: Towards an Inclusive framework for children with disabilities in early years settings Medallion Brasserie, Etihad Stadium (Formerly Telstra Dome), Melbourne Australia

November 13
Seminar:Supporting Children Services to be more inclusive: The Role of Consultants  Laureate Room,   Etihad Stadium (Formally Telstra Dome), Melbourne Australia
November 16-17
Seminar: Moving toward high quality, inclusive early childhood services: 2 Full days training with Dr Sharon Hope Irwin    Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Australia

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