It takes a heart, brains and a whole lotta courage to raise a family.

October 2nd - 4th, 2020

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Pocaterra Inn 

1725 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB



·        Indoor pool with water slide, hot tub, sauna & fitness room

·        Free parking & WIFI

·        Microwave, refrigerator & fireplace in every room

Cost:   Standard (2 Queen Beds) $134.10 +taxes/night

                Deluxe King Suite   $161.10 +taxes/night

Hotel code: 2771382 Please reference Multiple Births Canada. Rooms must be booked by August 1st, 2020.

Follow the yellow brick road right to the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Keynote Speaker

It Takes a Village, To Cherish a Parent, To Nurture a Child™

Presenter: Judy Arnall

Parents are the lasting gift for families and are the building blocks of society. Without parents, no other occupations, relationships, or social, economic or political structures can exist. Yet parents can't function without a network of support, information, and validation. Learn how you can be part of "the village" to cherish a parent, nurture a child, and empower peaceful healthy families in society. This keynote will discuss why we all need help, how to accept it and how to be a support to others in a climate of parental judgement and unobtainable parenting perfection...we’ll all learn to believe that good enough parenting is OK!

Meet our Keynote Speaker & Presenter: 

 Judy Arnall is Canada's leading expert on child development and non-punitive parenting/education practices. She is the bestselling author of five print books and mom to five adult children. Judy is a regular parenting expert on CTV's Alberta Prime Time, Global TV, and City BT-TV. 


If I only had a BRAIN...…

Brain Basics 

Presenter:  Judy Arnall

Brain Basics from 0-18: Is it a Discipline Issue or Development Issue? When do children share? What age can children cross the road alone? What part of the brain governs self-control and when can children be reliably expected to listen? In this session, we will explore how the brain develops from 0-18 and what to expect at different ages.

If I only had a HEART...…

Circle of Security™

Presenter: Brenda Henley, Families Matter

In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy has a need to return to Kansas – her safe haven and secure base. In this 90 minute workshop, we will explore the Circle of Security which is a relationship-based program designed to enhance attachment and security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.

Peaceful Parent: Move & Calm Your Nervous System

Presenter: Catherine Nelson-Reid, Families Matter

Movement makes us feel better and balances our thoughts and emotions. Explore movement and breath while you play & relax and have some fun creating. Reawaken your creative power with art practice. Creating art relieves stress, calms your busy mind AND it's fun!  Reconnect & LOVE yourself for a change…you deserve time to unwind and just “be”.  This workshop gives permission for YOU to focus on YOU!!

If I only had COURAGE...…

An Introduction to the Spirited Child

 Presenter: Brenda Henley, Families Matter

Dorothy could be described as a spirited child. Have you every wondered what makes a spirited child MORE??? Come and explore in this 90 minute interactive workshop based on the work from Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, the nine temperament traits of the Spirited Child and some helpful strategies to support these amazing children.

Plugged-in Parenting™  

Presenter:  Judy Arnall

Childhood is not the same as we remember it and it takes a lot of courage AND knowledge to navigate modern parenthood. How much is too much screen time? Do your screen habits affect your child's development? Come to this session to hear the good news and the latest research of how children's and caregiver's digital habits affect children's brain development. You CAN teach your child Media Intelligence and have a great relationship! This presentation will help you connect!

Explore Canmore

From shopping the unique stores, to an easy 3.9 km hike along Policeman's Creek Boardwalk, to treating yourself to a few hours at the spa or enjoying a delicious meal; there's plenty to do in Canmore and we've made sure to budget time to explore.  


Spas we love 
Rapunzels Aveda Salon & Spa:


Good Eats

Grizzly Paw:

Rocky Mountain Flatbread:

Iron Goat:



Gondola ride:



  Thank you to the Edmonton Twin & Triplet Club for their generous donation. 

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