This week, I have a couple of updates for you that I think might interest you.
An Invitation from the Premier
ASPECT and several of our members and their clients have been invited to an in-person town hall focused on international credential recognition with Premier David Eby, Minister of State for Workforce Development Andrew Mercier, and Minister of Education Rachna Singh. There is also a virtual option, and I was asked to extend the invitation to you. Here is the invite:
Please feel free to share this Zoom invite with your colleagues, staff or members of your organizations and programs so they can join us and encourage them to raise their hands in Zoom if they want to ask a question directly to the premier.
When: Tuesday, October 10th at 10:30-11:30 AM
As you may remember, ASPECT received $1.5 million this year to establish an ICR fund where we distributed grants to 17 organizations throughout the province. Our first roundtable of all the grant recipients also happens on Tuesday, where we will take our first step toward creating a community of practice.
Conference Accommodation – Room Block Deadline Extended
I am delighted that the ASPECT Conference is sold out and we have established a waiting list.
We also managed to extend the deadline for hotel room bookings until Thursday, October 12. I want to apologize to all of you who have had difficulty reserving your room and thank you for your patience. Last week we suggested that you use the online booking form but have since learned that it, too, is having technical difficulties.
The hotel now suggests that you email or call them directly to make your reservations and to access the spectacular conference hotel rate of $219 per night. Although the room booking deadline is extended, some nights have limited availability so reserve now!
The group code is ASPECT BC 2023.
or call the hotel directly at (236) 305-5339
Rooms are available for October 31, November 2, and November 3. Come to the conference early to attend the Mental Health Strategies for CDPs workshop (register here) or do a little shopping. Unfortunately, with the venue change, we could not extend the conference room rate to Saturday night this year.
Janet Morris-Reade, CEO