Spirituality Conference: Inspiring Person Centredness – A Call to Action

Date(s) - May 8, 2019 - May 10, 2019
All Day

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown

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Welcome to the 7th Biennial Spirituality Conference ‘Spirituality – The Invisible Ingredient in Health and Healing’ and the 4th Faith and Nursing Symposium Inspiring Person Centredness: A Call to Action 


MAY 8 – 10, 2019

We are excited to bring together an inspirational conference full of learning, sharing and networking. Spirituality is the Invisible Ingredient in Health and Healing. Join in conversations about encounters as the basis of spirituality, and spirituality as the basis of wellness. Engage in the paradox of how a focus on the individual – a person-centred focus – is also the foundation of togetherness, relationships, and connection.

The conference features leading keynote speakers, workshops, paper presentations and poster sessions. New for this year will be Lightning Talks, for a visually stimulating interpretation of the conference topics.

We gratefully thank all of our generous sponsors for their support of this year’s conference.


Vice President | Providence Health Care
Mission, People and Ethics
Jody Sydor Jones, MPA    
Director | Providence Health Care
Corporate Director, Mission Services, Reconciliation, and Volunteer Resources
Acting Dean and Professor | TWU School of Nursing
Member College of New Scholars, Royal Society of Canada
Barbara Astle, PhD
Acting MSN Program Director | TWU School of Nursing
Director of the Centre of Equity & Global Engagement (CEGE)
Rick Sawatzky, PhD     
Professor | TWU School of Nursing
Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes
Raechel Healey-Chamberlain
Executive Assistant to the Dean | TWU School of Nursing
Angie Koslowsky
MSN Program Coordinator | TWU School of Nursing
Lexie Blaney
Conference Planner | Providence Health Care

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