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October 2016

Family Finding 4 day Boot Camps (Calgary)

October 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm MDT

Marlborough Park Community Association 6021 Madigan Drive NE Calgary October 3-6, 2015

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HWHP Certified Wellness Leader Certificate (Edmonton)

October 12, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Enterprise Square, Jasper Ave & 103 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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$25.00
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Mental Wellness for Children and Youth in Care: Support for the Caregiver

October 25, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, 17700 - 87 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4 Canada
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Free
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HWHP Certified Wellness Leader Certificate (Calgary)

October 26, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Mahmawi-atoskiwin, 100, 2323 - 32 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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$25.00
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November 2016

HWHP Certified Wellness Leader Certificate (Red Deer)

November 14, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MST
CATZ Training Room, 4828-53 Street
Red Deer, Alberta Canada
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$25.00
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Allying with Indigenous Peoples – Cultural Solutions (Calgary)

November 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm MST
Hull Services- Cultural Hall, 2266 Woodpark Avenue S.W. Alberta Canada + Google Map
$300.00

Members $300+GST   Non-Member - $400+GST  

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Omanitew St Paul November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016
University nuhelotne thaiyots nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills, PO Box 279
St. Paul,, Alberta T0A 3A0 Canada
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$300.00

Presented by ALIGN and Blue Quills First Nations College St Paul November 28, 2016 Members $300.00 Non-Member - $400+GST

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January 2017

2 Free Workshops Same Day (am) LGBTQ (pm) Drugs 101 Lethbridge

January 14, 2017
The Coast Lethbridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge,
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Please Note: These are separate workshops. Two Free training events to support foster, kinship, adoptive parents and residential group care staff. Lunch will be provided. Morning Session: Celebrating and Supporting Diversity: What you can do to create a safe and caring environment for LGBTQ Children and Youth.  Presented by David Rust. Afternoon Session: Drugs 101: What every caregiver needs to know about popular street drugs.  Presented by Alberta Health Services

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Free Parenting Challenging Children Workshop Edmonton

January 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am - January 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm MST
AFPA, #303, 9488-51 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta
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Free

January 23 - 24, 2017 Lunch will be provided. About the Presenters: D. Wanda Polzin (MA, RSW, EdD) is the Clinical Director at Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Services (CASA) in Edmonton, Alberta. She has over 20 years of experience and is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families. She has specialized clinical training in the areas of addiction, trauma, attachment and family systems. Laurie O'Shaughnessy (M.Ed) has been especially fortunate to work for more than 25 years…

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Mental Wellness for Children and Youth in Care: Support for the Caregiver Edmonton

January 25, 2017
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, 17700 - 87 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4 Canada
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Free

Mental Wellness for Children and Youth in Care: Support for the Caregiver The main theme of the Mental Wellness for Children and Youth in Care: Support for the Caregiver symposium will be the mental wellness of children and youth in care, the use of psychotropic medications and how caregivers can become more knowledgeable in supporting these youths. Who is this symposium for? Caregiver will encompass agency and department foster parents, kinship parents, adoptive parents, residential and group care staff. LUNCH…

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ALIGN Conference 2017: Strengthening Today, Building Tomorrow Edmonton

January 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm MST
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, 17700 - 87 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4 Canada
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Our Ninth Conference! Where does time go? What it tells us is that our Annual Conference has become a key event in our calendar, both literally and figuratively. Figuratively, in that it is a part of our identity as an Association. This is particularly so given the theme of our Conference, “Strengthening Today, Building Tomorrow.” What this means is that we are present and future focused, and that we possess both strengths, and a vision for the future, just like our kids and families.These strengths…

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Free Administering Medication to Children Edmonton (am session)

January 28, 2017
Alberta Foster Parent Association, 303, 9488-51 Ave.
Edmonton,
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Presented by Shirley Devlin BScN, MEd - Knowledge of the Drug - Safe Administration Practices - Safe Storage - Appropriate Documentation

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February 2017

2 Free Workshops -LGBTQ and Drugs 101 Presentation Calgary

February 4, 2017
Croatian Canadian Cultural Center, 3010-12 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Free

Two Free training events to support foster, kinship, adoptive parents and residential group care staff. Lunch will be provided. Morning Session: Celebrating and Supporting Diversity: What you can do to create a safe and caring environment for LGBTQ Children and Youth. Presented by David Rust. Afternoon Session: Drugs 101: What every caregiver needs to know about popular street drugs. Presented by Alberta Health Services.

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2 Free Workshops -LGBTQ and Drugs 101 Presentation Grande Prairie

February 11, 2017
Grande Prairie Pomeroy Hotel, 11633-100 Street
Grande Prairie,
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Two Free training events to support foster, kinship, adoptive parents and residential group care staff. Lunch will be provided. Morning Session: Celebrating and Supporting Diversity: What you can do to create a safe and caring environment for LGBTQ Children and Youth. Presented by David Rust. Afternoon Session: Drugs 101: What every caregiver needs to know about popular street drugs. Presented by Alberta Health Services.

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Allying with Indigenous Peoples – Cultural Solutions Calgary

February 21, 2017 - February 24, 2017
Hull Services Cultural Hall, 2266 Woodpark Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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4 Day Training February 21 -24, 2017 How do I understand the recommendations of the Truth and Recommendation Commission (TRC) or the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)? How can I apply these directions to my own life, and to my work with Indigenous people? How do I act as an ally? What does that look like? How do I offer programs that are meaningful to Indigenous Calgarians? What does intergenerational trauma mean? Oki!!! If you…

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Free Permanency and Cultural Planning for Indigenous Children in Care – Edmonton (pm session)

February 21, 2017
ALIGN Training Room, #258 Bonnie Doon Mall 8330-82nd Ave
Edmonton, Alberta
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Free

FREE February 21, 2017 Edmonton 1:00 - 3:00 PM Child and Youth Services, Human Services, would like to invite you to take part in a discussion on permanency and cultural planning for Indigenous Children in care. Since September 2016, we have met with several committees and stakeholder partner groups to have this discussion. Your collective feedback will assist in shaping our next steps. The issue of overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care has been identified as a priority. The work…

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Free Permanency and Cultural Planning for Indigenous Children in Care – Calgary (pm session)

February 24, 2017
Hull Services Cultural Hall, 2266 Woodpark Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Free

FREE February 24, 2017 Calgary  1:00 - 3:00 PM Child and Youth Services, Human Services, would like to invite you to take part in a discussion on permanency and cultural planning for Indigenous Children in care. Since September 2016, we have met with several committees and stakeholder partner groups to have this discussion. Your collective feedback will assist in shaping our next steps. The issue of overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care has been identified as a priority. The work…

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2 Free Workshops -LGBTQ and Drugs 101 Presentation Edmonton

February 25, 2017
Ital-Canadian Seniors Centre, 9111-110 Ave.
Edmonton,
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Free

Two Free training events to support foster, kinship, adoptive parents and residential group care staff. Lunch will be provided. Morning Session: Celebrating and Supporting Diversity: What you can do to create a safe and caring environment for LGBTQ Children and Youth. Presented by David Rust. Afternoon Session: Drugs 101: What every caregiver needs to know about popular street drugs. Presented by Alberta Health Services.

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Free Administering Medication to Children Calgary (am session)

February 25, 2017
Croatian Canadian Cultural Center, 3010-12 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Free

Presented by Shirley Devlin BScN, MEd - Knowledge of the Drug - Safe Administration Practices - Safe Storage - Appropriate Documentation

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March 2017

Free Permanency and Cultural Planning for Indigenous Children in Care – Innisfail

March 1, 2017
McMan Central Region – Board Room, Unit 121, 4804-50 Street
Innisfail,
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FREE Red Deer March 1, 2017  1:00 - 3:00 PM Child and Youth Services, Human Services, would like to invite you to take part in a discussion on permanency and cultural planning for Indigenous Children in care. Since September 2016, we have met with several committees and stakeholder partner groups to have this discussion. Your collective feedback will assist in shaping our next steps. The issue of overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care has been identified as a priority. The…

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2 Free Workshops -LGBTQ and Drugs 101 Presentation Red Deer

March 4, 2017
Black Knight Inn, 2929-50 Ave.
Red Deer,
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Free

Please Note: These are two separate workshops Two Free training events to support foster, kinship, adoptive parents and residential group care staff. Lunch will be provided. Morning Session: Celebrating and Supporting Diversity: What you can do to create a safe and caring environment for LGBTQ Children and Youth. Presented by David Rust. Afternoon Session: Drugs 101: What every caregiver needs to know about popular street drugs. Presented by Alberta Health Services.

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Free Parenting Challenging Children (Calgary)

March 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - March 16, 2017 @ 4:30 pm MDT
Croatian Canadian Cultural Center, 3010-12 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Free

Calgary March 15 - 16,2017 About the Presenters: D. Wanda Polzin (MA, RSW, EdD) is the Clinical Director at Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Services (CASA) in Edmonton, Alberta. She has over 20 years of experience and is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families. She has specialized clinical training in the areas of addiction, trauma, attachment and family systems. Laurie O'Shaughnessy (M.Ed) has been especially fortunate to work for more than 25 years in the field of…

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Free Administering Medication to Children Red Deer

March 18, 2017
Black Knight Inn, 2929-50 Ave.
Red Deer,
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Red Deer  March 18, 2017 Administering Medication to Children Presented by Shirley Devlin BScN, MEd - Knowledge of the Drug - Safe Administration Practices - Safe Storage - Appropriate Documentation

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Allying with Indigenous Peoples – Cultural Solutions – Lethbridge

March 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - March 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm MDT
Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society, 241 Stafford Drive North
Lethbridge, Alberta
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4 Day Training March 21 – 24, 2017 Lethbridge This training is intended to provide professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge on working with Indigenous peoples through an educational and experiential opportunity.  Over three and a half days (3.5), participants will gain a deeper understanding, and personal experience on Indigenous history and perspectives through various traditional teachings and protocols, and how these relate to the delivery of human services with Indigenous service users How do I understand the…

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April 2017

3 Part Trauma Informed Learning Series – Day 1 (Calgary)

April 25, 2017
Mahmawi-atoskiwin, 100, 2323 - 32 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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$109.67

The Trauma Informed Learning Series will support practitioners in identifying the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), the signs and symptoms of trauma, how to implement trauma informed practices (TIC) in their work and how to support TIC at the organizational level with reflective coaching and mentoring

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3 Part Trauma Informed Learning Series – Day 1 (Red Deer)

April 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT
Crossroads Church, 38105 RR275
Red Deer,
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$109.67

The Trauma Informed Learning Series will support practitioners in identifying the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), the signs and symptoms of trauma, how to implement trauma informed practices (TIC) in their work and how to support TIC at the organizational level with reflective coaching and mentoring.

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3 Part Trauma Informed Learning Series – Day 1 (Edmonton)

April 27, 2017
Early Childhood Support Services, Location Early Childhood Support Services (View) 13025 St. Albert Trail
Edmonton,
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$109.67

The Trauma Informed Learning Series will support practitioners in identifying the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), the signs and symptoms of trauma, how to implement trauma informed practices (TIC) in their work and how to support TIC at the organizational level with reflective coaching and mentoring.

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May 2017

3 Part Trauma Informed Learning Series – Day 1 (Lethbridge)

May 4, 2017
Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society, 241 Stafford Drive North
Lethbridge, Alberta
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$109.67

The Trauma Informed Learning Series will support practitioners in identifying the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), the signs and symptoms of trauma, how to implement trauma informed practices (TIC) in their work and how to support TIC at the organizational level with reflective coaching and mentoring.

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June 2017

Trauma Informed Learning Series: Day 2 Edmonton

June 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Early Childhood Support Services, Location Early Childhood Support Services (View) 13025 St. Albert Trail
Edmonton,
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$109.67

Edmonton June 15, 2017 Trauma Informed Learning Series: Day 2 of 3 Part Series **Lunch will be provided.**

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Omanitew (Edmonton)

June 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm MDT
Half Moon Lake Estates, 85 Half Moon Lake Estates
Edmonton, Alberta
$327.02

Do you want the opportunity to participate in a four-day experiential learning opportunity? The learning may impact how you think, work and evaluate yourself and your organization from an Indigenous worldview. Previous omanitew experiences have resulted in changes to service provision and programming.
We invite you to join us on this learning journey!

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Trauma Informed Learning Series: Day 2 Red Deer

June 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Crossroads Church, 38105 RR275
Red Deer,
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$109.67

Red Deer - Trauma Informed Learning Series: Day 2 of 3 Part Series **Lunch will be provided.**

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Trauma Informed Learning Series: Day 2 Calgary

June 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Croatian Canadian Cultural Center, 3010-12 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
$109.67

Trauma Informed Learning Series: Day 2 of 3 Part Series Calgary June 21, 2017 Lunch Provided

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Trauma Informed Learning Series: Day 2 Lethbridge

June 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Family Ties, 911-3rd Ave.
Lethbridge,
$109.67

Trauma Informed Learning Series: Day 2 of 3 Part Series Lethbridge June 2 Lunch Included

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September 2017

Allying with Indigenous Peoples – Cultural Solutions (Calgary)

September 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm MDT
Hull Services Cultural Hall, 2266 Woodpark Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
$300.00

This training is intended to provide professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge on working with Indigenous peoples through an educational and experiential opportunity. Over three and a half days (3.5), participants will gain a deeper understanding, and personal experience on Indigenous history and perspectives through various traditional teachings and protocols, and how these relate to the delivery of human services with Indigenous service users. As previous participants said,

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October 2017

Bill 17 Presentation St. Albert

October 5, 2017
St. Albert Transitions, #100, 365 Carleton Driv
St. Alberta, Alberta
Free

The Employment Standards Code, which was last updated in 1988, is changing to fit our present-day workplaces. Old legislation will be modernized and minimum employment standards will now align with the rest of Canada's. To understand how these changes will impact you and your workplace, attend ALIGN information session. The changes come into effect on January 1, 2018. Make sure you're in the know before these changes take place.

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Healthy Workplaces Conference 2017

October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm MDT
Lister Centre, University of Alberta, 11613 87 Avenue
Edmonton,
$125.00

Edmonton October 13, 2017 Healthy Workplaces Conference 2017 Mark your calendars! The Healthy Workplaces Conference 2017 will occur on October 13, 2017 at the Lister Centre, University of Alberta. This province-wide conference will showcase the final results and provide tools for developing and implementing sustainable workplace wellness programs for non-profit human service agencies. Participation is open to all human services agencies in Alberta As leaders and employees in the nonprofit human-services sector of Alberta, you are invited to participate in…

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Bill 17 Presentation Lethbridge

October 20, 2017
Lethbridge College South Drive, 3000 College Drive South, Room AN2740
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
Free

The Employment Standards Code, which was last updated in 1988, is changing to fit our present-day workplaces. Old legislation will be modernized and minimum employment standards will now align with the rest of Canada’s. To understand how these changes will impact you and your workplace, attend ALIGN information session. The changes come into effect on January 1, 2018. Make sure you’re in the know before these changes take place.

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Indigenous Thought Leader Symposium Edmonton

October 23, 2017
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, 17700 - 87 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4 Canada

ALIGN has been busy  coordinating an Indigenous Thought Leader Symposium that will be held for Children and Family Serving organizations Leadership on October 23, 2017 at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton. The day will highlight Alberta Indigenous Thought leaders and Knowledge Keepers and how to move knowledge into policy and service delivery. The Indigenous Thought Leader Symposium is intended to enhance indigenous innovations and relationships in child intervention service delivery. Starting in Ceremony, selected Elders, advisors, and service providers will share…

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Bill 17 Presentation Calgary

October 31, 2017
Calgary Wood’s Homes, 805 37 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
Free

The Employment Standards Code, which was last updated in 1988, is changing to fit our present-day workplaces. Old legislation will be modernized and minimum employment standards will now align with the rest of Canada's. To understand how these changes will impact you and your workplace, attend information session, presented by Patricia Tolppanen Senior Manager /Legislation Implementation Lead Employment Standards Program Delivery Safe, Fair and Healthy Workplaces PARKING PASS DETAILED

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November 2017

Bill 17 Presentation Red Deer

November 2, 2017
CATZ Training Room, 4828-53 Street
Red Deer, Alberta Canada
Free

The Employment Standards Code, which was last updated in 1988, is changing to fit our present-day workplaces. Old legislation will be modernized and minimum employment standards will now align with the rest of Canada’s. To understand how these changes will impact you and your workplace, attend ALIGN information session. The changes come into effect on January 1, 2018. Make sure you’re in the know before these changes take place.

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How to Build Brains and the Connection between Intergeneration Trauma and Toxic Stress nd the Role of Awareness in Healing (Edmonton)

November 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm MST
Highland Golf and Country Club, 6603 Ada Blvd.NW .
Edmonton, Canada
$55.00

In this session, you will learn how brains are built: what kind of experiences promote healthy brain architecture, what kind of experiences derail it, and how these experiences get "under our skins" to affect learning, health, and social outcomes across the life span. We will also learn the effects of toxic stress and how it can lead to trauma

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How to Build Brains and the Connection between Intergeneration Trauma and Toxic Stress and the Role of Awareness in Healing (Calgary)

November 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm MST
Croatian Canadian Cultural Center, 3010-12 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
$55.00

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How to Build Brains and the Connection between Intergeneration Trauma and Toxic Stress
Please join us for one day workshop,How to Build Brains and The Connection between Inter-generational Trauma and Toxic Stress, and the Role of Awareness in Healing Facilitated by Dr. Nicole Sherron and Kerrie Moore; RSW,MSW from the Palix Foundation. In this session, you will learn how brains are built: what kind of experiences promote healthy brain architecture, what kind of experiences derail it, and how these experiences get "under our skins" to affect learning, health, and social outcomes across the life span.

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