Head Start

Head Start Option #1


Presented by Bill Norris, CHRP (Retired)

HR management is very much a moving target due to government legislation as well as judicial and quasi-government body (Human Rights Tribunal / Workers Compensation, etc.) decisions that seem to come at us almost daily.

We will spend the day looking at and discussing various current issues – staff retention; discrimination in hiring; and, possible future HR impacts such as Employment Standards Act changes and legalization of Marijuana.

However, we will leave plenty of time to discuss issues that are current and / or ‘hot’ for you specifically. Bring the one with you that is most challenging for you at the moment for us all to discuss.

About Bill Norris

Bill’s career began with Sears Canada after graduating from BCIT in 1968. He joined Trinity Western University in January 1990 serving in Human Resources until 2010.  He first achieved his CPHR (Chartered Professional – Human Resources) in 1996.

Bill has been involved in Christian ministry and leadership positions since 1984. He was also a leader with BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) between 1990 and 2003 after which he enrolled at ACTS of TWU graduating in 2010. He is committed to active, continuing spiritual growth and Christian ministry.

Bill and his wife Carolyn enjoy their home in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. Their two adult children Jessica and Greg are both married and growing in life and they excitedly welcomed their first grandchild (Asher) in October 2016.

Bill’s outside interests include many forms of motorsport. Today he avidly follows the world of Formula 1 racing.

Head Start Option #2


Sea to Sky Camps!

The Head Start Camp Tours is the best way to see how other camps operate! This year we are touring the beautiful camps located in the Sea to Sky corridor, near Squamish, as well as a camp in Belcarra. The tour will include the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre, Camp Summit and a final stop at Cheakamus Centre!

At each camp the group will be given a guided tour of the facility. You will see the camp grounds, kitchen, dining hall, lodge, cabins, shop, activities, etc. As well, an opportunity to ask your tour guide specific questions about the operation of their camp. 

Arrive at Conference on Sunday night to join the bus, to depart on the tour first thing on Monday morning. As we cruise up the Sea to Sky highway, the bus-ride provides an excellent opportunity to connect with other camp professionals, gaining new ideas and making new friends. Price of this tour includes one night’s accommodation (at Stillwood), an evening snack, breakfast and a packed lunch. If you live in the lower mainland, you can also opt to join the bus tour by meeting at St. Davids United Church in West Vancouver. 

Sunday, January 28

8:00 pm Arrive at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre; an evening snack provided

Monday, January 29

7:00 am Breakfast. Collect bagged lunch
7:30 am Depart Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre
9:00 am Arrive at St. Davids United Church (1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver) With a strict departure 5 minutes later.
10:30am Tour of Camp Summit
11:55 am Arrive Evans Lake, Lunch and Tour
1:25 pm Tour Cheakamus Centre
2:30 pm Depart Cheakamus Centre
5:45 pm Arrive at Stillwood to kick off the  BC Camping Conference 

Directions to Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre, 44005 Watt Rd, Lindell Beach, BC V2R 4X9

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If you have any trouble or questions regarding Headstart, Contact the organizers.

* Headstart programs are subject to change.