Lila & Pip, Giving Families an Early Advantage through ASL
Erin has over five years of experience working at a preschool as a sign language mentor and media designer. Erin also coordinated a summer camp for the deaf for 4 years. Erin has a passion not for just children but for bringing families together.
Alayna worked for nine years in family literacy, supporting families with deaf children/ parents. She did an internship at Gallaudet University in a parent-infant-program. She is a Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing and is currently completing her thesis as part of a Masters of Arts in Deaf Education. Alayna is passionate about the amazing benefits of early bilingualism and ASL and English literacy and language play.
Michelle Garland, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Plentyfulme
Plentyfullme has a focus to restore balance back into her clients’ lives and coordinate the re-building of healthy relationships between food, nutrition and emotional well-being. She has dedicated her practice to creating optimal lifestyles through a whole food, plant-based approach that educates and empowers her clients' to make lasting change. She also holds a Raw Food Chef Certification from Vancouver’s Raw Foundation, Culinary Arts and Nutrition Institute. Her commitment to help others manifest change comes from her own personal transformation in life.
Jennie Weeks, Senior Financial Advisor, Springtide North Wealth Advisory
I work with professionals and business owners who value a trusted advisor who can lead and implement their financial strategy. I work collaboratively with other trusted advisors to ensure your business and personal wealth are alligned.
Springtide North is a boutique financial planning firm offering fee based planning for individuals and familes. We bring all elements of your financial house together to create a clear foundation by which to make decision about how you spend, invest or give away your wealth. Through conscious financial decisions we enable clients to shape their legacy today and into the future.
Barb Desmarais, The Parenting Coach
For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about the quality of care we provide children. My background in early childhood education led me to parent education in 1988. Since then I have been leading parenting courses and workshops and have learned as much from parents, as I’ve taught them. Probably what qualifies me the most though, is raising my own four children, including my twin-step sons who are both deaf. I often tell my audiences that I was the best parent, before I had kids. I had all the answers. Once I had them, I realized I did not have all the answers.
We know that sometimes there are different challenges in life that might need professional help in addition to working with a therapist. This is our trusted network of professional services that offer support to people during transition, and can provide professional advice or support on your path to wellness.
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Katy Mackenzie, Mortgage Broker, Mackenzie Mortgage
I negotiate on your behalf. I get you the best rates & terms. Even if you've already been pre-approved for a mortgage by your bank or another financial institution, you're not obliged to stop shopping! I investigate on your behalf to see if there is an alternative to better suit your needs. I customize your mortgage. All mortgages are not created equal. Whether borrowing to purchase, renovate or make your mortgage interest tax deductible, I ensure the mortgage you receive helps you achieve your financial goals.
John Fraser, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Elemental Magick (Vancouver Island)
Elemental Magick: Holistic Adventures has several options to choose from. Whether you are an avid hiker in great physical shape or a novice who is looking to get into better shape, there is an adventure that will work for you. While exploring one of Victoria’s regional parks, you will have an opportunity to learn some nature based techniques that will inevitably result in personal rejuvenation on the level of mind, body & soul. You will be able to experience and learn such things as Conscious Breathwork, Earthing, Elemental Gratitude, Elemental Meditation, Energy Healing & Mindful Walking. While being held in the loving embrace of Mother Earth, you will be able to let go of any suffering that you may be carrying and set a powerful intention for moving forward in life with confidence and clarity.