August 2012 PDF Print E-mail


From July 13-15, 2012, the Unit for Early Years Research and Development hosted the conference, International Innovations in ECE: A Canadian Forum on Early Childhood Frameworks at the University of Victoria.

This conference, the first of its kind in Canada, generated tremendous interest within the Canadian early years field. The conference, which reached full capacity within the early bird registration period, featured over 120 presentations, workshops, and themed panels by early years practitioners, researchers, instructors, advocates, policy makers, and graduate students. Over 350 people, with representation from every Canadian province and terriitory, attended the conference. The conference also brought renowned early childhood leaders from Italy (Reggio Emilia), New Zealand, and Australia to Victoria, British Columbia for learning, sharing, and planning ways forward for Canada's young children and families.