Hearts and Hands

Hearts and Hands is the premier conference for healthcare assistants in British Columbia, with the goals of celebrating, educating, and inspiring.

The 2022 Hearts and Hands will take place in-person in three cities.

  • Langley on October 26
  • Kelowna on October 28
  • Victoria on November 1

 

Tickets are on sale now, and just $45. Purchase them here.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, your ticket gets you exceptional value:

  • A delicious breakfast.
  • A tasty lunch.
  • Fantastic speakers.
  • Loads of fun and celebration.
  • And prizes

 

Education and Inspiration

Certified Speaking Professional Michelle Cederberg will be providing the keynote presentation at this year’s Hearts and Hands conferences.

The Success-Energy Reset: How to Regain Focus and Recharge Work and Life in a Post-Pandemic World. This wildly engaging and entertaining keynote from Michelle Cederberg will help participants focus and recharge work and life after the chaos of the pandemic.

There’s no doubt the pandemic disrupted work and life for Health Care Assistants everywhere, and you rose to the challenge! Now, with so many stressful months behind you, and the world shifting toward ‘normal’, you may feel tired, uninspired, and unclear about next steps. That’s normal by the way. So, maybe you need a reset?


It wouldn’t be Hearts and Hands without Brenda Robinson. The legendary emcee will be joining us for all three events—Langley, Victoria, and Kelowna—to share stories, words of wisdom, and lots of laughs.

Brenda is a fan favourite and has been with Hearts and Hands since the beginning. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what previous years’ attendees had to say:

  • “The introduction from the emcee, Brenda Robinson, was truly inspiring and encouraging.”
  • “Brenda Robinson had such a warm voice that made me smile and feel invited to listen and join in”
  • “Brenda is always funny, never gets old.”

For more of Brenda, check out her video presentations from the 2021 Hearts and Hands.


Education Sessions

In addition to the keynote, participants will choose two of three education sessions.

Langley Breakout Sessions

Find Your Fun – Julia Somody

In this interactive and engaging session, Julia will help us explore how to inject fun into our workplaces; to help us reconnect with ourselves and to find joy in our work.

Spot The Differences: Between Stress & Burnout – Michele Thomson 

Most of us don’t know the difference between burnout and stress and the signs and symptoms. Michele will help us spot the difference.


Trauma-Informed Dementia Care: An Interactive Workshop for Frontline Professional Caregivers – Karen Tyrell 

In this interactive session, Karen will show participants how to rejuvenate compassion for those in care, and enhance skills by asking the right questions, reducing triggers, and building trust.

Kelowna Breakout Sessions

Rethink Ageing: A Bold New Path to Life at Any Age – Dan Levitt

In this lively and engaging presentation, Dan will share how we can see our seniors differently; to celebrate the opportunities that come with ageing. combat ageism, and promote healthy living.


Spot The Differences: Between Stress & Burnout – Michele Thomson 

Most of us don’t know the difference between burnout and stress and the signs and symptoms. Michele will help us spot the difference.


Civility Matters: An Online Toolkit for Healthcare Workers and Leaders – Heather Cooke and Rhonda Croft 

Workplace civility matters. In this session, Heather and Rhonda will introduce participants to a new online civility toolkit that will support individuals and organizations.

Victoria Breakout Sessions

Spot The Differences: Between Stress & Burnout – Michele Thomson 

Most of us don’t know the difference between burnout and stress and the signs and symptoms. Michele will help us spot the difference.


Words Create Worlds – Karin Keats

Words matter. When we communicate, we have a choice in the words we use. Karin will help participants choose words that will build trust and show us the discounting words we need to stop using.


Civility Matters: An Online Toolkit for Healthcare Workers and Leaders – Heather Cooke and Rhonda Croft 

Workplace civility matters. In this session, Heather and Rhonda will introduce participants to a new online civility toolkit that will support individuals and organizations.

Become a Sponsor

No matter the circumstances, healthcare assistants have always gone above and beyond with their work. The COVID-19 pandemic has only meant that more of the world has taken notice. Sponsoring Hearts and Hands is just one way to show your support.

You can help make this year’s Hearts and Hands the best one yet by becoming a sponsor or donating a prize.

Check out the sponsorship prospectus.

 

Presenting Partner

Founding Partner

Gold Sponsor

                     

   

Silver Sponsors

           

 

Inspiration Wall Sponsor

 

Coffee Break Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

Breakout Session Sponsor