27th August 2022, 10 AM - 4 PM MST

River Cree Resort & Casino, Enoch, AB

About the event

Education is one of the most important and taxing professions on the planet. Our teachers are exhausted because what they do in a day takes more heart, more energy, and more creativity than most of us could ever imagine. Every day, you cannot predict the mix of emotions, hormones, joys and pains. That kind of output takes a special kind of soul, a lot of courage, and can lead quickly to burnout. 

Teachers are heroes.

And if they’re not okay, the kids don’t stand a chance. We want nothing more than our sweet educators to feel seen. That is the reason for RELIT 2022, our sixth annual one-day conference for educators, to be held on August 27th in Edmonton, Alberta! If you’re a teacher, an educator, or a leader of children, this day is designed for you. 

We’ve created another soul-filling, informative experience with a bevy of dynamic speakers, educator-focused stories, and amazing resources. This is more than a PD Day, it’s a day for you to relax and recharge, and for someone else to take care of you for a change. #DisconnectToReconnect. Dr. Jody and her team will entertain you, teach you, feed you—hell, we’ll even burp you, if you ask us politely. 

And my friends, we are finally back in person, after two long years. I can’t wait to see you and remind you how powerful and impactful you are to so many. 

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Accessibility

We are committed to:

  • providing a safe, dignified, and welcoming environment for everyone
  • providing accessible and inclusive events whenever possible

If you have any other questions, accommodations requests please contact us at dale@drjodycarrington.com

Meet Our Speakers

Keep checking back for announcements and presenter highlights!

Dr.Jody Carrington

Child Pscychologist

Dr. Jody is a psychologist, best-selling author, and public speaker with an affinity for helping teams and organizations overcome their most complex, human-centred problems. Her glowing energy and incomparable ability to connect with audiences result in compelling keynotes and life-changing workshops.

The message is simple: we are wired to do the hard things, but we are so much braver together.

Jody speaks passionately (and humourously) about resilience, burnout, mental health, leadership, grief and trauma– and how reconnection is the answer to so many of the root problems we face.

Nikki Sanchez

Founder and Director, Decolonize Together

Nikki Sanchez is a Pipil/Maya and Irish/Scottish academic, Indigenous media maker and environmental educator. Nikki holds a master's degree in Indigenous Governance and is presently completing a Ph.D. with a research focus on emerging visual media technology as it relates to Indigenous ontology.

She designed and directed the first-ever Indigenous Storyteller edition with Telus STORYHIVE; a project to provide funding and mentorship for 30 emerging Indigenous filmmakers in BC and Alberta. Nikki is the author of Spirits of the Coast, the bestselling anthology of the Salish Sea Resident Orca published by Royal BC Museum publisher.

As an Indigenous media maker, Nikki's most recent project is the 8-part documentary VICELAND series “RISE” focused on global Indigenous resurgence. RISE was debuted at Sundance in February 2017 and has received global critical acclaim, recently winning "best documentary" at the Canadian screen awards. Nikki is a TEDx speaker, her recent presentation is entitled “Decolonization is for Everyone”. She is also the creator and director of "Decolonize Together" a collective of Indigenous women who offer decolonial and inclusivity workshops and curriculum creation.

Shelley Moore

Educator & inclusion advocate

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought-after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations around the world, in supporting and promoting equity for all learners. Her first book entitled, “One Without the Other” was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia

Schedule

Below is a brief overview of the RELIT 2022 schedule. We’ll make sure you’re fed, watered, and nourished with everything your body and mind needs that day. Oh, and there’s a DJ.

DJ Mikey Dubz @ 9:30 am

Ready to rock?? The official DJ of the Dr. J team, Mikey Dubz, will set your soul on fire!

This day is sacred and we will honour the land and the people who shaped us all.

Dr. Jody Carrington

Dr. Jody will intermittently break your heart and put it back together again with unmatched humour, honesty and riveting strategies that will bring you back to what really matters in this world – feeling seen. The question we all ask ourselves,  “Am I worth it?” 

Stories & Core Content

Team Jody will share inspiring stories and videos from extraordinary experts who will help you celebrate the sacred work of education in between conversation about trauma, loss, relationship, and most importantly – joy.  

Nikki Sanchez

Nikki Sanchez is a Pipil/Maya and Irish/Scottish academic, Indigenous media maker and environmental educator.

Lunch

Catered by River Creek Casino

Shelley Moore

Shelley Moore is a highly sought-after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations around the world, in supporting and promoting equity for all learners.

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