vicpa and the mtc
For 40 years, the Vancouver Island Cooperative Preschool Association (VICPA) has organized the Making Tomorrow Conference (MTC). The MTC is a knowledge and skill building event where educators and families learn about the latest developments in early childhood education.

Visit VICPA at for more information about family engagement in early childhood education and development.

 "We had an excellent experience at the conference throughout and appreciated the attention to detail, organization, engaging keynote speaker, location and positive environment. It was the best conference we have attended!"

"Thank you to all the organizers for the hard work planning such a large scale event. I learned some new things that I have already implemented at my centre. Looking forward to next years MTC!"

"The workshops were specific to needs of the educator/teacher and we can all relate since play is crucial in all aspects of the child’s development...It was by far the best conference and well thought out with different workshops."

Thank you to 2023 Keynote Speaker: Lindsay Sealey

Lindsay Sealey, B.A., M.A. Ed., is a dedicated educator, a passionate keynote speaker, an empowering consultant, and the author of Growing Strong Girls and Rooted, Resilient, and Ready, and Made for More. She holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. She is currently pursuing her Ph. D in mind-body medicine.

Lindsay is the founder of Bold New Girls ™ and Brave New Boys ™ – teaching and coaching designed to empower growing minds of all ages and with diverse experiences, to be healthy, happy, resilient, and confidence.

Her work now focuses on the connection between mind and body wellness, and she presents her keynote lecture Making Tomorrow: Finding Flow and Flourishing. Her MTC workshops are titled: Mental Health Matters and Keep Going, Keep Growing.

The 2023 MTC is partially funded through the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. To ensure attendee participation from small and rural communities, we have several bursaries for travel and accommodation. We also offer participants virtual Communities of Practice based on workshops/keynote content in the weeks prior to, and following, the conference. Use our Contact page for more information!

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples on whose traditional territory we work, live and play and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationship to the land continues to this day. We will protect the rights of all children to live in freedom, peace and security.
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Welcome to the 2023 Making Tomorrow Conference!

Feb. 28, 2023 by

The Making Tomorrow Conference (MTC) is in its 40th year and offers a day of professional development and wellness for Early Childhood Educators. The MTC will be held live Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Victoria, BC. This year, we explore

Tickets available March 6th, 2023

Feb. 22, 2023 by

Check in on March 6th – select your workshops and purchase your ticket!