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Another Exciting Week at ASPECT

September 15, 2023 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
It's been an exciting week here at ASPECT.

Change in Conference Venue

Directly below, you'll see an announcement about a hotel change for the ASPECT Conference.  I recommend that you reserve your room ASAP, as the room block is filling up very quickly. For those attending the workshop on November 1, we've added rooms to the room block on October 31. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get your room reservations now, especially to take advantage of the outstanding room rate of $219. Also, the conference venue is smaller than at the Sheraton, and Conference registrations will likely sell out. Register now!

nullInternational Credential Recognition Fund Projects Begin

Another exciting event this week is the launch of the International Credential Recognition Fund projects. In July, we received 29 proposals requesting $2.5 million; sadly, the fund is only $1.5 million. There were several themes amongst the accepted proposals, which were selected in accordance with the Fund's priorities and guidelines. The following is a list of themes of projects funded. Some projects span more than one theme.
  • Direct Financial Assistance, bridging gaps in funding. Paying course fees, assessment fees, exam fees, childcare and transportation costs to access services.
  • Mentorship & Target Work --expand current programming
  • Newly Funded Group of Clients including dentists, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals.
  • New Tools and Sharable Resources, or Innovation 
  • Focused on specific credentials, including dentists, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Direct help in navigating a complex system of regulatory bodies
  • Increased access in rural and remote areas 
  • Navigating a "pathway to credentialling" that includes all the steps needed to pursue recognition 
  • Cross referrals to other programs, ESPs and partners
  • Work-specific language training
  • Translation services
  • Mental Health supports
To find out who was funded and more about the project, check out our website. Also, check out the funded project profile from Archway Community Services.

Janet Morris-Reade, CEO


ASPECT Workshop & Conference Update

We have some important news to share that affects the ASPECT BC 2023 Conference. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we've had to change the conference venue from the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel to the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel. Here's what you need to know:

New Conference Location: The Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel is now our conference venue, located at 8181 Cambie Rd., Richmond, BC V6X 3X9. It's just a short distance from the previous location.

Date and Times: The conference dates and times remain unchanged: November 2 & 3, 2023. 

Reason for the Change: The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is currently experiencing a workers' strike, which would have impacted our ability to provide the services needed for the conference. We made this change with the best interests of our delegates in mind.

Similar Amenities: The Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport offers the same amenities as the Sheraton, including a free airport shuttle, a business center, a spa, a pool, and more. It is also close to great shopping!

Existing Reservations: If you've already booked a guestroom at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, you will receive an email from them canceling your reservation and providing a 100% refund. We understand the frustration this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding as you rebook your hotel guestrooms.

Pricing: The room rate remains at $219/night at the new location, Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel. You can find the new reservation link below and on the conference website. 

Rebooking Your Guestroom: To ensure you receive the conference rate, reserve by October 2nd. After this date, any rooms not reserved will be released for general sale, and any reservations for this function will be made based on availability and at the best available rate.
To reserve your room, you have the following options:

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