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NILD Canada Annual Conference 2019 – Ancaster, ON

March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Resilience in Education – Building Confidence & Competence


Friday March 29, 2019 (7:30 – 9:30pm) 

Fundraiser Dessert Reception & Conference Sessions

Registration begins at 7:00pm

Saturday March 30, 2019 (8:00am – 5:00pm)

Conference Sessions

Registration begins at 7:30am

Let’s explore Resilience in Education!

Similar to a slinky that returns to its original shape after being pulled, stretched or pressed, “Resilience” refers to how one reacts and adapts to stressful situations. We are excited to hear from our guest speakers as they share their expertise with us, inspiring us and our students in how to handle challenging circumstances, building confidence and competence along the way.


Keynote Speakers: 

Michelle Hogeterp, RP, RMFT

Liz Jones-Twomey, B.Ed, BRMT Trainer


Michelle Hogeterp

Liz Jones-Twomey








Redeemer University
777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON L9K 1J4


  • Regular Rate: $260 
  • Registered Therapist/Associate Rate: $240  
  • Student or Presenter Rate: $175  
  • Save $45, register by February 28! Use code “earlybird” at checkout to save $45!

Cost includes one ticket to Friday’s Dessert Reception/Special Sessions, Saturday conference, Refreshments, and Lunch

Bring guests for FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY for the Special Guest Rate of $30/person. Please RSVP your guest by sending an email to Payment can be made during registration on the Friday, March 29th. 



Registration deadline is March 15, 2019. After this date please inquire at



Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton has reserved a block of rooms at a special reduced rate for our conference attendees.

  • Rooms start as low as $169.00/night.
  • Cut off date for the reduced rate is February 28, after which rooms will be subject to availability. 

For more information and to book your room, click here for reduced rate for NILD Canada 


Pre-Conference Course:

Search and Teach Course
March 28 – 29, 2019
Register for the conference and course together and receive a $75.00 discount off the course!



Click here to view a PDF of the 2019 Conference Schedule and Workshop Topics

Click here to view Conference Flyer


Fundraiser Dessert Reception with Featured Speaker: Michelle Hogeterp, RP, RMFT
Brain Power – Giving Children the Edge

Friday March 29, 2019 at 8:30pm


Exciting Raffles

Professional Headshots

Special Music Performances


And more…


No RSVP or ticket required if you are registered for the conference.

Registration deadline for guests is March 15, 2018. After this date please inquire at


Conference Speakers:

Michelle Hogeterp, RP, RMFT

Michelle is a registered psychotherapist who specializes in adoption, trauma and attachment.  She received her Master’s in counselling from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto and her BA in psychology from Redeemer University College in Ancaster.  She is also a certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Practitioner and Consultant. She works from a trauma informed and attachment-focused perspective.  Michelle recently opened the Ottawa Centre for Attachment and Trauma Therapy (OCATT) where she and other therapists serve the foster and adoption community in Ottawa.


Liz Jones-Twomey, B.Ed, BRMT Trainer

Experience a lively and informative workshop presented by Liz Jones-Twomeyan International Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movement Trainer and Consultant and Practicing Elementary Teacher with the WRDSB for over 30 years.  Liz has been a featured speaker on over 4 Continents and co-creator of the award winning cd’s, “Catch a Brain Wave”, & “Smart Fitness, Smart Foods” and “Baby Connections” and new release “Wiggle Jiggle”.




March 29, 2019
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