Summer PBS Coaches’ Institute for 2016(NEW UPDATE!)

We are happy to announce that we will once again be offering the Summer New Coaches’ Training for Positive Behaviour Support.  This training will be limited to 30 participants and will be facilitated by Dr. Kent McIntosh from the University of Oregon.  The training will take place from August 22-25, with follow up days on October 20, 21 and 22, 2016 in Richmond, BC. Please click here to get more information on registering for the training.

Making Connections Conference 2016/2017(NEW UPDATE!)

The planning for the Making Connections Conference for 2016/2017 has begun.  Please mark Oct 19-21, 2016 in your calendar.  More information will be coming out in the Spring.

Complimentary Parking for the Making Connections Conference

To reserve parking, please click on the following link:
Free Parking
and enter your vehicle license plate.
Parking for this event is valid from 10/27/2015 11:00 am to 11/03/2015 01:00 pm.
Please note: No pass is required to be displayed

Making Connections Registration and Preliminary Program Information


The Making Connections Group has now confirmed all keynote and sessions for our 17th Conference on October 28th, 29th & 30th, 2015.  Click here for registration information.  Click here to see the Program Information.

Making Connections Pre-Conference Registration and Information


The Making Connections Group is pleased to announce that Tom Shimmer will be facilitating a one day pre-conference workshop on how schools can establish an RtI and PBS system for the academic and behavioural support needs of all students.  Please click here for the registration form and information for this workshop.

Making Connections Conference 2015-2016

The Making Connections Group is dselighted to have Linden MacIntyre as the featured opening plenary speaker for our 17th Conference, October 28th, 29th & 30th, 2015.  For more information, click here.

Linden Macintyrephoto courtesy of Joe Passaretti

Confirmed speakers for the Making Connections Conference 2015-2016 (Updated)


Dr. Rob Horner is a professor of special education at the University of Oregon and director of the Educational Community Supports. Click here for more info.

PBS Professional Development and Training for 2015-2016

For the 2015-16 academic year, a series of regional training sessions will be offered. These sessions will provide school teams with the opportunity to learn about implementation of school-wide systems as well as strategies to work with students requiring intensive support. These regional training opportunities will be posted on this website. They are presently in the planning stage and will be posted under “Training”.  To go to the training page, click here. You can also contact Don Chapman for further information:

Already Scheduled Trainings for 2015-2016:

-Abbotsford (October 8, 9 and April 15)

Delta (October 15 & 16)

Vancouver (November 5 & 6)

Summer Coaches’ Institute for August 2015

This training, led by Dr. Kent McIntosh is intended for school and district personnel in BC who will act as coaches for schools implementing PBS. Background in PBS and PBS implementation experience is necessary. Preference will be given to Districts sending at least a team of two. Attendees must have district PBS team support and be able to assist multiple schools in their district. For more information, or to register, click here.

Positive Behaviour Support – Enhancing Social Responsibility Workshop

The Making Connections Group will be sponsoring a workshop to establish a framework for organizing school efforts to support student development in the area of personal & social responsibility.  This workshop will take place in Surrey on May 28th & 29th, with a follow up day on October 23rd.  For more information, click here.