Our theme exemplifies the family-centered-ness, the excitement of learning, and real down-to-earth twists and turns of life lived together. Our goal for this convention is to equip and build up families within the home education community, so they can thrive and be a blessing to their communities and to our society.
The 2018 SHBE convention will be in Regina, SK on February 23 & 24 at the Queensbury Convention Center at Evraz Place.
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Tamara Strijack is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who lives and works on Vancouver Island. She has worked with children and adolescents in various roles over the last twenty years – as mentor, counsellor, youth leader, program director, group facilitator – and is herself a mother of two adolescent girls. She also works as a parent and teacher consultant, helping adults make sense of the children in their care. Connection, relationship and attachment continue to be central themes in all of her roles, both personally and professionally.
As faculty member of the Neufeld Institute* and as Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s daughter, Tamara offers a unique inside view, bringing together her own experience and insight with her father's theoretical material. Tamara currently teaches child and adolescent development courses for teachers and counsellors, and offers workshops on all matters related to attachment and development for parents, teachers and helping professionals. Her favourite material to share with others is the topic of home learning and how to create the conditions for children to thrive and to flourish, where she draws on her own experiences of homeschooling her children.
*Note that Dr. Gordon Neufeld is founder of the Neufeld Institute. Please visit the Neufeld Institute website for more information: neufeldinstitute.org
Daniel Craig is the founder of LifeLaunch, and is passionate about home education, discipleship and worldview! As a first generation homeschool graduate, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music and has pursued Seminary Studies in Philosophy and Apologetics. With this background, Daniel has a great burden for furthering the home education and discipleship vision in the next generation.
In his capacity with LifeLaunch, a growing ministry with the mission of launching the next generation through powerful mentoring relationships and real-life integration, Daniel interacts closely with homeschool families and students nationwide. He understands the challenges they must overcome to fully realize their God-given potential as Kingdom-minded servants of Christ.
Daniel shares his expertise and first-hand experiences with parents and students at conventions and seminars across the country. These sessions are known for being both inspiring and insightful. Daniel is also an accomplished tenor and has blessed audiences around the country with majestic and powerful songs of worship to God. He currently resides in Colorado with his beautiful wife, Megan.