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Building Resilience in Parents & Children, Healthy Start, Healthy Future

Markham, Ontario
November 28, 2012

Daytime and evening sessions available
Delta Markham Hotel, 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham (Hwy 7/Hwy 404)

Cross cultural conference for parents, caregivers and professionals

Healthy Start, Healthy Future, the not-for-profit organization that runs the successful Life With A Baby (LWAB) program is holding a one day conference entitled Building Resilience in Parents and Children.

The conference is focused on building resilience, raising confident kids, helping young children achieve their potential and practical tips and strategies for positive parenting.  Participants will:

  • Learn how to build resilience in themselves and their children or the children they care for
  • Gain a better understanding of self-regulation, resilience and attachment in young children
  • Better understand parenting behaviours cross-culturally
  • Take away information about evidence-based parenting programs available in GTA
  • Acquire practical tips and strategies for positive parenting

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Stuart Shanker, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and Jennifer Kolari, Child and Family Therapist, one of the nation’s leading parenting experts and the founder of Connected Parenting

Who should attend: Expectant parents, parents with young children and professionals who work with parents and children

For more information and to register, please visit

Healthy Start, Healthy Future (HSHF) is a not-for-profit organization, based in York Region that aims to support parents who are having difficulty adjusting to parenthood and, in so doing, provides a healthy start for parents and children, alike. Healthy Start, Healthy Future has been funded by The Regional Municipality of York through the New Agency Development Fund (NADF) since 2009. Though the programs cater to the entire family and to caregivers, HSHF attracts primarily mothers (between the ages of 25 to 45 years). For more information, visit