2024 Saskatchewan Foster Families Association Conference, June 15-16, Saskatoon SK

Join us from September 26th to September 28th at the beautiful Dakota Dunes Resort for three days of workshops, comradery and celebration.

Registration Coming Soon: Check this page for more updates as the learning sessions, activities, and registration details are completed.

Thursday, September 26th

Session 1: Deep Dive into Trauma Competent Care

Presenters: Trauma Free World

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

This two-day training will benefit a wide variety of learners.  From foster, adoptive, and biological parents to teachers, coaches, and concerned community members, you’ll go beyond being just informed to being able to provide trauma-competent care. 

What You'll Learn

  • The lifelong impact of trauma
  • How to maximize a child’s sense of felt safety
  • How to help build resilience
  • How to help a child reduce overwhelming emotions
  • How to help a child reduce overwhelming behaviors
  • How to support a child’s essential connections and relationships
  • How to help children develop strength-based life stories
  • The importance of personal wellness

Group discussions, case studies, and strategies included.

The cost of the course includes daily snacks and lunch, along with printed handouts.

Cost: Free for Members  |  $200 for Non-Members

Friday, September 27th

Session 1 - Part 2: Deep Dive into Trauma Competent Care

Presenters: Trauma Free World

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Session 2: Presentation on the Risks, Trends and Prevention of Online Child Sexual Violence

Presenter: Camillia Layne, Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc.

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Camillia Layne is the Project Arachnid Hotline Liaison with Cybertip.ca, Canada’s national tipline for the reporting of online child sexual exploitation, operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc. In her role, she provides ongoing support for survivors of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and their families, with a special focus in Project Arachnid, an AI tool that crawls the web for known CSAM to prompt its removal. 

Camillia has worked within the Manitoba Justice and Winnipeg CFS streams and has spent time at several organizations focused on the prevention and intervention of child trafficking. With a lengthy background in child protection, and a specialization in computer systems technology, Camillia seamlessly blends her knowledge of tech with her dedication to keeping kids safe and is passionate about providing parents and professionals working with children information on the risks youth are facing, and strategies to protect them.  The cost of the course includes snacks and with printed handouts.

Cost: Free for Members  |  $75 for Non-Members

Friday Evening Social

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Get to know the Foster Families around Saskatchewan enjoying a night of appetizers, drinks and live music provided by Branded Honey.

Saturday, September 28th

Sessions All Day: 

The SFFA team is working on setting up a full day of informative sessions and workshops. Visit this page as we confirm each new learning opportunity.

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Join us for a full day of sessions and workshops.

Gala: Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Time: Saturday evening

SFFA Members will be eligible for no-cost* registration.
Registration will be available soon online on this page. (SaskFosterFamilies.ca/conference)

*subject to availability