Dear Sister/Brother:

Applications are now being accepted for the NAPE Women’s Conference. The Conference will be held at the Terra Nova Golf Resort, Port Blandford, on May 25, 26 and 27, 2012.


Download the application here: Women’s-Conference-Application_2012_04

Applications can be mailed to NAPE Office or faxed to 709.754.0726.

The selection process for this Conference will be done by Region.  Members who have not attended a Women’s Conference before will be given preference, wherever possible.  Registration is open to female members only. As in previous years, the Committee will be compiling a waiting list; therefore, if you apply and cannot attend, it is important you notify Accounting immediately since the Committee will be “backfilling” from the wait list.


The deadline for applications for this Conference is May 8, 2012.

Please contact if you require additional information.


Transportation for the Conference will be provided by charter bus, which will pick up passengers at designated stops along the Trans Canada Highway. Members will be reimbursed for their mileage traveling from their homes to and from the nearest place the charter bus stops. Members living in Labrador will be flown to St. John’s Airport. Buses will be leaving Port aux Basques and St. John’s on the morning of Friday, May 25, and leaving to return on Sunday, May 27.

All meals will be per diem while traveling to and from the Conference. Once at the Conference, all meals will be supplied. Saturday night will be a banquet meal.

Accommodations will be based upon double occupancy. If you are selected and want to share with a specific person should they also be selected, please indicate when you send in your form. This is a smoke free facility, so a smoking room is not an option.

Registration will be on Friday, May 25, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the main lobby of the resort. Time off/wage loss is not provided for this Conference.  Any member who is selected to attend must arrange their own time off.

Workshop Descriptions

Workplace Health, Safety Compensation Commission and the Claims Management Process is a presentation designed to show how a lost time claim progresses through the work health safety compensation commission (WHSCC) system.  The presentation will explain the steps from first entry of a WHSCC claim to the final outcome.

Creating your own Medicine Bundle is a workshop in which participants will create an aboriginal medicine bundle and explore how the wisdom in this teaching links to aboriginal maternal health and wellness.

Working with Crystals is a workshop in which each participant will be working with 7 stones which corresponds to the 7 Chakras in the body and a pendulum to assist in balancing and aligning each chakra.  Crystals are used for healing, personal reflection and meditation. Crystals, gemstones and minerals have a unique structure which causes them to resonate at a certain frequency and gives them their healing abilities. Learn how to select, care for, and use crystals.

Plenary Sessions

From the Newcomer’s Perspective: Cultural Sensitivities and Considerations is a presentation designed by the Association for New Canadian’s Diversity Team specifically for the NAPE Women’s Committee. Presented by the Diversity Training Officer, Sanchita Chakraborty, the presentation will be explicitly designed to heighten awareness about the many issues surrounding newcomer migration and integration to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The format will be an interactive Power Point and involve a newcomer panel discussion and, if time allows, one diversity activity.

Defining Balance For Today’s Woman: Stress Management Through Healthy Living Join Lesley-Anne Sheppard, Registered Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, as she walks through her twelve essentials for managing stress through healthy living. Taking a holistic approach, Lesley-Anne shares her body, mind and spirit philosophy to creating your own definition of healthy balance, using practical tips and techniques for today’s woman. And learn how through self empowerment and taking control of your health, you can inspire those around you.

Understanding Family Violence is a presentation by Lorraine Hearn, Regional Co-coordinator Central West Committee Against Violence.  This presentation will take a look at the impact of violence on the family unit.

Cara Transition House will be providing a session on the services they offer and how a woman would be able to avail of these services.