Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE)

Coming to B.C. schools in January 2019!!

EASE is a collection of evidence-informed anxiety prevention and resilience-building resources for use with students in grades K-7. These stand-alone resources align with B.C. curriculum and are designed to benefit all children by fitting into existing classroom routines and practices.

Educator Workshops & Resources

EASE workshops and resources are available for Primary (K-3) and Intermediate (4-7) educators and are provided at no cost to B.C. teachers, school counsellors and other educators who participate in one day of interactive professional development to: 

  • Find out about anxiety and how it presents at school
  • Discover ways to integrate anxiety prevention tools into regular classroom routines
  • Get hands-on strategies to help students:
    • Recognize helpful and unhelpful thinking
    • Take brave steps to face a challenge
    • Use relaxation skills to dial down strong emotions and build resilience

EASE’s evidence-informed classroom activities have been selected for their effectiveness as universal anxiety prevention and management techniques. They are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers, but can be adapted for use by school counsellors, administrators and support staff.

How to Register for an EASE Workshop

Review the Workshop Schedule below and email the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to find out how to register for the workshop of your choice. Workshops will be added as they are confirmed, so keep checking back!

How to Host an EASE Workshop

Workshops will be available beginning in January, 2019.

If you are an EASE Liaison and you would like to host a 1-day EASE workshop in your district or independent school, please email MCFD and an EASE team member will be in touch with you to discuss your request. 

EASE District and Independent School Liaisons

Liaisons support EASE by host workshops and serving as the main communication link between staff and educators in participating schools and districts. They are often in close touch with professional development committees, and receive training inquiries from teachers and staff who are interested in EASE. Please contact MCFD to find out the name of your district or independent school Liaison.

EASE Workshops Schedule

EASE Primary Workshops - K to 3

EASE Primary Workshops - K to 3
Date Location Host District
Monday, April 1, 2019 Campbell River SD#72 - Campbell River
Monday, April 1, 2019 Kamloops SD#73 Kamloops/Thompson
Friday, April 5, 2019 Williams Lake SD#27 Cariboo-Chilcotin
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Oliver SD#53 Okanagan Similkameen
Friday, April 26, 2019 Coquitlam SD#43 - Coquitlam
Monday, April 29, 2019 Vancouver SD#39 Vancouver
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Delta SD#37 Delta
Thursday, May 2, 2019 Victoria IND - St. Michael's University School
Monday, May 6, 2019 North Vancouver SD#44 - North Vancouver
Monday, May 13, 2019 Port Alberni SD#70 Alberni

EASE Intermediate Workshops - Grades 4 to 7

EASE Intermediate Workshops - Grades 4 to 7
Date Location Host District
Monday, April 1, 2019 Campbell River SD#72 - Campbell River
Thursday, April 4, 2019 Surrey IND - Southridge School
Monday, April 15, 2019 Penticton SD#67 Okanagan Skaha
Monday, April 29, 2019 Vancouver SD#39 Vancouver
Thursday, May 2, 2019 Victoria IND - St. Michael's University School
Friday, May 3, 2019 Cranbrook SD#5 Southeast Kootenay
Monday, May 6, 2019 North Vancouver SD#44 - North Vancouver
Friday, May 10, 2019 Fort St. James SD#91 Nechako Lakes
Monday, May 13, 2019 Revelstoke SD#19 Revelstoke
Friday, May 17, 2019 Abbotsford SD#34 Abbotsford
Friday, May 17, 2019 Terrace SD#82 Coast Mountains