The Journey

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 5:00am to Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 5:00pm

For an amazing professional development opportunity, REGISTER by filling out the following form and email it to:

The Journey registration form 2015 CPID_0_0.docx


The Journey... becoming an inspired, transformed, and strong youth leader/practitioner


YOU ARE INVITED to join us on a personal Journey…

Through the use of deep inner reflection and  nature based experiences, Dr. Julian Norris, Dr. Philip Cook, Michele Cook, Bill White (Kasalid), local elders and practitioners will support you to:

Deepen your own journey of inspiration, wellness, and personal development
Cultivate your leadership, mentoring, and facilitation skills
Use culturally grounded approaches to support youth wellbeing
Learn practical and exciting methods that draw on the natural world to working with youth

Come join us for four days out on the land and the water to reflect on your life experience  and how this  shapes your work with children, youth, families, and communities.


Self Exploration, Leadership, Skill Building, and Supporting Healthy Communities

The CPID Journey is an experiential course, giving you the opportunity to focus on and strengthen your self awareness. Your journey will begin on the Salish Sea, travelling to Pender Island, where you will spend four days with us, in nature, to reflect on your own life experience and how this relates to your practice in relation to your work with children, youth, families, and communities. Through the use of deep, inner reflection and nature based experiential tools, the journey course promotes a strong, personal foundation for safely and mindfully engaging in strength based, community centred child protection practices. Journey participants leave the course feeling inspired, transformed, and strong. This CPID course is a healing journey for working with young people in community.

“This was a great learning experience for me…it made me realize many strengths I did not see in myself beforehand.” - Journey Course Participant, 2013

From local community movements throughout the world, to large scale global challenges impacting every community, from the deeply personal vision to broad social movements, these times are calling for new paradigms of social collaboration and participatory leadership needed to respond to complex societal challenges.

Hosted by: 

The International Institute for Child Rights and Development in partnership with

The BC Ministry for Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Cost: $795 per person

This includes course fees, campsite, and all meals. Participants bring their own camping gear if available. We are happy to provide a letter of support to apply for funding. We have a limited number of partial scholarships available. 

Don't miss this unique professional development opportunity! Please fill out the form above to register, and email to:

Payment through PayPal:



Full Course or Deposit

Full Course $795.00 CADDeposit only $100.00 CADBalance $695.00 CAD


or by Cheque in the amount of $100.00 or $795.00 made out to: International Institute for Child Rights and Development, 300-3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria BC, V8W 3G9



Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.


Contact Info

International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

(please email for appropriate address for your correspondence)
+1 (250) 891-2424

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