Together for children and families.

ALIGN Association of Community Services
11th Annual Conference
Strengthening Today, Building Tomorrow

Edmonton, Alberta January 24 & 25, 2019

We know that we have another exceptional line up of presenters who will stimulate our learning and our ability to help children and families. The conference is an opportunity to reconnect with each other, and renew our commitment to our work, and our compassion for those we serve. Be entertained, learn, share, renew your friendships, and make a few new ones. Most of all, celebrate what you do and the impact you have.

Keynote Speakers
Virginia Sampson offers information about the latest findings and research on compassion and happiness along with authentic, simple and scientifically proven practices that will lead individuals, families, businesses, communities, and schools to heal and thrive in every area of their lives. Virginia Hunter Sampson is an award-winning author who has written books for adults and children on the subject of compassion. She has studied extensively about compassion and its scientifically proven benefits for our health, business and careers. Her three-fold approach helps people and organizations improve their lives, schools and communities
Dr. Michael Ungar is among the best-known writers and researchers on the topic of resilience in the world. His work has changed the way resilience is understood, shifting the focus from individual traits to the interactions between people and their families, schools, workplaces, and communities. As the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University, as well as a family therapist, he has helped to identify the most important factors that influence the resilience of children and adults during periods of transition and stress
We look forward to seeing you there!  
For additional information, please visit the ALIGN website for the Conference Program and speaker bios.

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Upcoming Events

  1. ALIGN Indigenous Advisory Committee Meeting Edmonton Jan. 17, 2019

    January 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
  2. ALIGN 11th Annual Conference (Edmonton)

    January 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm MST
  3. Allying with Indigenous People Cultural Solutions Calgary February 6-8, 2019

    February 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm MST
  4. Group Care Symposium Highlighting Global Research Edmonton February 7 – 8, 2019

    February 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm MST
  5. Edmonton ALIGN Chapter Meeting February 7, 2019

    February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MST
  6. Edmonton ALIGN Chapter Meeting March 7, 2019

    March 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MST
  7. Calgary ALIGN Chapter Meeting March 29, 2019

    March 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am MDT
  8. Edmonton ALIGN Chapter Meeting April 4, 2019

    April 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

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