One Community Many Voices: CAPC Conference 2015 [Recap]

Hope all is well since the last meet at the CAPC Conference. It was another amazing year for the CAPC (Children and Parent Conference) event that was held at Collingwood Neighborhood House on Sunday, May 31st, 2015. It was a successful event, thanks to all the volunteers, staff, UBC students, and participants.

Here are some of the photos that were taken during the event. Full gallery can be viewed here:

The Gallery Walk with displays and information booths:

Commitments from the Heart (part of the Heart-Mind Index Initiative) by Maria Helena, Ana Lorena, and Nila.

Commitments from the Heart by Maria Helena, Ana Lorena, and Nila.

CAPC Programs and information booth with Diane Wilmann

CAPC Programs feedback and information booth by Diane Wilmann.

Fashion display with handcrafted clothing by Marta.

Fashion display with handcrafted clothing by Marta.

Photography showcase by Jennie Yuen

Photography showcase by Jennie Yuen

We had a wonderful lunch made by the Collingwood Neighborhood House staff. After having lunch, the children were taken to childminding while parents and caregivers get ready to attend the workshops they have chosen when they first registered. There were 4 workshops: Commitments from the Heart, Self-Discovery, Fair Trade, and Storytelling through Paper Crafts. All of the workshops/presentations were held at the same time, so each participant was only able to attend one of their choice.

Commitments from the Heart

Workshop was presented by Maria Helena, Ana Lorena, and Nila. This project was part of the Heart-Mind Index Initiative. The goal is to educate our children about compassion and how we can raise emotionally healthy children.



Workshop was presented and hosted by Benilda. The participants began their introduction with an activity where each took turn rolling over on each other in a row. Everyone had a chance to get to know each other and discussed their goals in life.

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“Fair Trade”

Workshop was presented by Gloria. Fair trade is a social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. We learned a lot where our food and product comes from and it is made.


“Storytelling through Paper Crafts”

Workshop was presented by Erika with the assistance from Shinda. Erika shows us how we can tell stories to our children in an interactive way by using paper, scissors, and markers as a visual.

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After completion of each of the presentation, we had a small break before our final activity. There were 2 choices each participant had to make: Fitness (Yoga Session) or Crafts (“Mouse in the House” Felt-Making). I had the opportunity to check out both of the workshops.

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During the closing ceremony, the Seniors Group from Frog Hollow Neighborhood House came by and performed their dance. Participants were welcomed to follow along. Everyone had a great time!

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This was a truly inspiring event and congratulations again to all the talented women who shared their skills and experiences with the community.

All photos taken by Jennie Yuen.

About Jennie Yuen

Jennie is a Fantasy Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Blogger, Brand Ambassador and a Foodie. She is also a Stay-at-Home Mom and enjoys spending time with family as well as giving back to the community. You can find her through her main blog at
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