Registration Now Open! Annual Training Forum 2020

The 2020 BCSTH Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Training Forum (ATF) will be hosted virtually in accordance with Provincial Health’s guidelines around large gatherings.

The virtual AGM will take place on Thursday, October 15th in the AM followed by the Program Meetings in the PM.

The virtual ATF will take place on October 19th – 23rd, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 2:30pm each day on Zoom. There will be 2 keynotes and one set of workshops to choose from every day, with a morning and lunch break. And yes, Queer as Funk will join us again!

The theme this year is Strength in Solidarity. In 2020, BCSTH is honouring the dynamic work of our membership and the wider anti-violence sector to allow us to learn from each other, find common ground and enhance the ways in which we provide services for all women, children and youth experiencing violence. We will be offering 25 workshops and exciting keynote presentations by Cindy Blackstock, Courtney Ariel, Lana Wells, Myrna McCallum, Commissioner Kasari Govender, Vikki Reynolds, Hillary McBride, Jody Carrington, and Jacqui Kilburn.  We will also have a handful of films available for viewing, including: “A Better Man”, “Push”, and “We Will Stand Up”. Last but not least, the wonderful band Queer as Funk will be joining us again for a concert.

To register and learn more about the workshops and presenters, please visit For optimal functioning of the website, we recommend that you use Chrome or Firefox when registering and making workshop selections. Workshop spaces are limited and they are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early to ensure your preferred selection.

For those that are doing group registrations, please note that you will have to select workshops for all attendees for each of the 5 days.  Upon order confirmation and payment, each attendee will receive an email with details to login and modify their registrations and sessions as desired.

If you have any questions, please contact our Annual Training Forum Coordinator Natasha at or see our ATF Registration Guide for more information.