Provincial Outreach & Regional Tour 2022-2023

2022-2023 Provincial Outreach
Mental Health in Schools: The imperative of care with Jamie Morris and Michelle Hussey

FISA is thrilled to once again offer in-person Pro-D opportunities to the independent school sector. Join us to explore how to center school mental health education and supports around the concept of “care” without overburdening staff. As we move forward into the 2022/23 school year, working together to support students, colleagues, and ourselves has never been more important for the well-being of our school communities. In this interactive and collaborative session, attendees will learn practical strategies and receive useful resources that will deepen their competency and confidence in: —

  • Identifying common mental health needs in schools
  • Defining and maintaining boundaries
  • Accessing professional assistance appropriately
  • Exploring the BC Mental Health in Schools Strategy
    Capacity Building
    Practice Compassionate Systems Leadership

The Provincial Outreach Pro-D events are offered free of charge, however a $50 “no show” fee is assessed for people who register but do not attend.

Cranbrook – January 27, 2023 – Session full

Kamloops – February 17, 2023 – Session full

Kelowna – April 20, 2023 – register here

Nanaimo – TBD April – May 2023

Chilliwack – TBD April – May 2023


Further information on additional sessions for other areas of the province will be forthcoming. If you are interested in hosting a Provincial Outreach session at your school, please contact Janet at


In lieu of the evening Regional Tour, we will hold a FISA Forum at each host school following the Pro-D (or over lunch at selected locations) which will provide an opportunity for school administrators and board members to have an informal conversation with Shawn Chisholm, Executive Director. Shawn will give an overview of the current context of the independent school sector and share information regarding FISA’s advocacy efforts. Time for Q&A will be included. No registration is needed to attend the Forum.

FISA expresses sincere thanks to the Ministry of Education and Child Care for supporting staff, student, and family mental health and wellness in the independent school sector through the Early Action Initiative Grant. We also extend special thanks to the member schools who have graciously agreed to serve as hosts for these events.


2021 Regional Tour 

Regional Tour 2021 Slide Deck

Due to COVID-19 there was no 2021-2022 Provincial Outreach Pro-D 


2020-2021 Provincial Outreach
Mental Health and Wellbeing with Jamie Morris and Michelle Hussey

A recording of the 2020-21 Mental Health Provincial Outreach online Pro-D event, is available for viewing here. The presenters, Jamie Morris and Michelle Hussey, led participants through the website and explored the value offered to schools choosing to participate in the MDI.


2019-2020 Provincial Outreach
Trauma Informed Classrooms with Dr. Linda O’Neill

Trauma Informed Classroom Strategies Manual

Interventions for Children Experiencing Complex Trauma

Adolescent and Youth Resource Manual

ACEs Informed Guide for Schools


2018-2019 Provincial Outreach and Regional Tour
Learning-Centred Design with Brenda Ball, Darren Spyksma, Greg Gerber & Denise Lamarche

2018 Outreach Slides morning

2018 Outreach Slides afternoon

Provincial Outreach Visual Notes

Regional Tour 2018 Slide Deck


2017-2018 Provincial Outreach and Regional Tour
Assessment & Reporting in the Modernized Curriculum with Rose Pillay, Jodie Sussex & Greg Gerber 

Assessment Session


Curriculum, Assessment, Reporting & Graduation

Regional Tour 2017

Living Assessment & Communicating Student Learning

Core Competencies ED Camp

FISA BC express sincere thanks to the Ministry of Education for supporting professional learning in independent schools. We also extend special thanks to the member schools who have graciously agreed to serve as hosts for these events.