BCAPOP FALL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE:
October 20, 2021 | 9am - 4pm PT | virtual
early bird pricing available through August 31st!
About the conference:
We have put together a conference line-up that will inspire us to offer the best support and care we possibly can. Presentation topics and speaker bios are detailed below; or click here to view the full conference program.
Talli is known in many circles for her work in inspirational speaking and in helping others by inspiring change within themselves. She was born with some physical challenges but was raised with the belief that she could do anything she set her mind to, and this determined attitude is exactly how she lives her life.
During this presentation, Talli will speak about overcoming adversity while growing up in an incredibly unique family. She will share her personal struggles with perceptions of self and her journey to embrace the differences. And, she will draw on her personal journey to show how you can “never judge a book by its cover”.
Talli will inspire, motivate, and show us how to best use what we’ve been given to support others.
Although Talli was born missing her arms and stands at just over three feet tall, she was raised with the belief that she could do anything she set her mind to, and this is exactly how she lives her life.
Talli has shared her story with thousands of students across North America, she has been the keynote speaker at many corporate events, and did her first TED Talk in 2015. Talli also received a video endorsement from Sir Richard Branson putting Talli in his Top 10 Most Inspirational People, Talli has shared her personal experiences with bullying on the CBC with hopes to truly make a difference.
While Talli feels that being an inspirational speaker was something she was born to do, she also loves music and is recognizable in many punk scenes around the world, fronting her own melodic-punk band. Talli’s positivity is infectious! She loves changing perceptions and attitudes, and sharing her stories with others. As Talli says, she wants to spread inspiration, love and punk rock, across the globe, one talk at a time.
presentation | ADITI LOVERIDGE, Grief Recovery Specialist, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Changing Perceptions Around Pregnancy & Infant Support Loss
Aditi has personally navigated the complex journey of pregnancy and infant loss. Through her personal and professional journey she found that there were more supports needed to fully support the loss community. To fill this gap, Aditi founded the Centre. Aditi is honoured to help connect people to more healing options--so they can heal in their own way and on their own terms.
presentation | NICOLE WILLIAMS, CD(DONA), CHR
What Does Allied Birth Support Look Like
This presentation will focus on how allies can provide holistic support to the pregnant person and family to create the best health and developmental opportunities for the baby, as well as the parental health? And how to support the goals and outcomes of the family by family-led planning.
About Nicole Williams
I, Nicole Williams, am from the Nlaka’pamux’ territory where I lived and ran the Prenatal Outreach Program as well as provided Doula services from 2005 – 2015 delivering holistic and cultural prenatal, birth and postnatal support to Nlaka’pamux’ families.
I attended my first birth in Vancouver in August of 1998 as an Aunty (traditional Birth Keeper) where I was born and raised, and became a professional Doula in 2005, taking a “Womb Wise Birth Assisting” course.
I then continued birth support services training from Douglas College for birth, postpartum, and Breastfeeding Assisting, and then finally by certifying through DONA International in 2015.
I moved to the Secwepemc Territory where I started in Aboriginal Infant Development in 2015 and moved into the Early Years Team Leader for Indigenous Prevention Services for the Secwepemc Territory in 2018.
I’ve studied at Malaspina University and Thompson Rivers University, and have attended births throughout British Columbia for Tsleil-Waututh, Ts’elxweyeqw, nlakapamux, St’aimc, Secwepemc, and Syilx people and in the territory of.I’ve helped the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (“BCAAFC”) develop their Standards of Practice in 2020 and in 2021 I created an Indigenous Doula Training form that I also facilitate. I currently sit on the Cultural Advisory Committee for the BCAAFC.