See all the latest news, training and more for Alberta agencies serving children, youth and families!
Lots of new information, resources, reports, grants and training. Register for ALIGN Group Care Symposium, new full guide for Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections, updates to Bills, upcoming Alberta nonprofit grants and more!
In addition to a series of Community Conversation sessions being held throughout the province, there will be opportunities for organizations such as yours to make presentations to the PDD program review panel. The PDD Program Review Discussion Guide is being used to assist in developing input to the panel.Read Full Correspondence below for Calgary/Edmonton presentation dates and additional related information below.
Includes news, reports, resources and training related to nonprofits/charities and political activities. Be prepared for 2019 Alberta Election and view ALIGN Key Message and Political Tool Kit.
Update date news for Alberta Human Service agencies regarding initiatives, resources and training relevant to agencies who serve children, youth and families. Find out more about impact of postal disruption, PDD Program review, New autism safety resources, upcoming grant deadlines and more!
This bulletin includes announcements from Alberta Ministers regarding A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow Action Plan and Cannabis Legislation in regards to caregiver providers. Also find upcoming training, sector resources and news.
See registration for ALIGN Conference, new ALIGN political tool-kit, care worker violence prevention inspection updates, FSCD updates, Foundation of Care training dates, Cultural Solutions training and more!
OHS Managers are seeking answers on medical use of cannabis in the workplace and how to address recreational use of cannabis in relation to the workplace. This resource bulletin includes extensive cannabis in the workplace articles, resource and training for Human Service OHS Managers to help support their employees, workplace safety, policy development and safety protocols.
Lots of new information! Save the date for ALIGN AGM, partner with MacEwan for help from students with change management, Correspondence from CA Minister Danielle Larivee to ALIGN E.D. June 28, 2018, Research contract for homelessness in Edmonton and more!
At ALIGN, we know our members make employee health and safety a priority. To assist with that, we maintain a number of online directories so agency directors and staff can easily access the tools and information they need to address their agency/staffing and or personal needs. This bulletin includes recent additions to our directory.
An update from E.D. Rhonda Barraclough and Lenore Neudorf, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy and Policy Labour, Government of Alberta June 11, 2018 regarding new Caregiver Employment Standards Exceptions caregiver self-assessment tools Am I Caregiver? now available.
This bulletin includes new OHS training and grants as well as new Trauma 101 Train the Trainer series. It also includes links to our membership presentations on Bill 30 and Caseload Trends and more!
Information about upcoming ALIGN meeting to discuss prevention and early intervention framework, OHS grant news, Indigenous Thought Leaders videos, sector surveys and upcoming training.
Please view upcoming deadlines for Child Review Panel feedback meetings, Early Intervention Meetings, Membership Meeting and more!
Sector news and initiatives relevant to human service organizations serving children, youth and families in Alberta including invitation to Child Review Panel Engagement Meetings, Bill 17 Update, Conference Bursaries, New Training and More!
Invitation from Darlene Bouwsema Deputy Minister Children’s Services to Community Engagement Meetings on Public Action Plan Regarding the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention Recommendations
Sector news and initiatives relevant to human service organizations serving children, youth and families in Alberta including Budget 2018 updates, ALIGN Membership Meeting Registration, PDD Consultations and More!
Don’t miss your opportunity to share your feedback and input on the following important initiatives relevant to Alberta agencies and organizations serving children, youth and families.
At ALIGN Association we know how valuable our member’s time is ,and one way ALIGN can help is by keeping agencies informed of all of the upcoming Grants, Awards, & Bursaries For Alberta Human Service Agencies
This bulletin is full of great resources, tools, funding, appreciation gift ideas and more!
National Volunteer Week 2018
April 15 – 21, 2018
“Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”.
Learn more about available tools and resources related to compensation in the nonprofit and or human service sector. This bulletin includes links to executive, employee and consulting resources including salary and benefit surveys and research, calculators, tools and resources related to best practices.
SELF CARE AND SAFETY FOR FRONT-LINE WORKERS March 8, 2018
This resource bulletin includes tools, resources and training to support front-line workers safety and mental health. If you are a supervisor – these resources can assist you in supporting your staff and if you are front-line worker you can access valuable resources that can help you stay safe. Please share with others who may benefit from this resource collection.
This bulletin includes new resources, news and updates related to Family Finding, Government of Alberta Child Review Panel and Child Intervention Fact Sheets as well as national news and updates related to child welfare and intervention.
Letter from ALIGN to Premier Notley, new resources from Alberta Government and First Reference Report on Update Employment and Labour Laws.
At ALIGN Association, we understand the challenges that our member agencies face with recruiting and retaining new employees and volunteers and the value of finding the right people. Equally as important is investing in creative, effective ways to keep them! This bulletin includes useful resources, funding options and upcoming training opportunities related to recruitment and retention.
At ALIGN Association we know how valuable our member’s time is, and one way ALIGN can help is by keeping agencies informed of all of the upcoming funding opportunities available.
View over 70 grant, bursary and award descriptions and deadlines for 2018 relevant to Alberta child, youth and family servicing agencies.
Well in a blink of an eye it’s 2018 and almost time for our 10th Annual Conference – we hope to see you there! This bulletin includes a recent announcement form ALIGN E.D. Rhonda Barraclough regarding members input for Bill 17 as well as some new and upcoming ALIGN training events and more!
Resources and training links related to child/youth trauma care as well as important announcement from ALIGN E.D. Rhonda Barraclough regarding changing roles for Child Intervention E.D.s
With the holidays come many considerations for human service agencies. Find out more about the legalities of office parties, staff mental wellness, the ethics around accepting gifts and more!
So much going on! ALIGN E.D. Rhonda Barraclough updates members regarding Bill 17 and check out upcoming ALIGN training and conference registrations and new sector reports and initiatives.
This bulletin highlights organizational, program and client evaluation resources that have been recently added to our sector evaluation resource directories. See what’s new!
Please find included the Fall ALIGN Journal, an invitation to our 50/10 Celebration, Conference Registration, new ALIGN Training and links to additional ALIGN initiatives like our Leadership Bursary, BILL 17 Presentation Materials and recently released Opioid Fact Sheet and so much more!
Thank-you to all of you who attended our AGM in Red Deer on September 29th. It looks like our timing with the weather was right! For those of you who weren’t able to attend – please see the following updates and for those of you who were there, you’ll see I’ve included some recent sector updates and training links not yet available at the AGM. ..
Hi Everyone – I sure hope you had a great summer! Here are some new updates and initiatives relevant to AB agencies serving children, youth and families.
Nonprofit human service agencies depend on quality leadership. Those involved in management and governance are essential to the success of any organization. With that in mind, here are some excellent articles, resources and training opportunities to support you in your leadership development.
The Procurement Advisory Table (PAT) provided its Final Report to the Ministers of Community and Social Services and Children’s Services. The report includes recommendations for the departments to consider for designing and implementing future contracting approaches.
Arrangements are underway to schedule a meeting involving ALIGN (Rhonda Barraclough) ECVO (Russ Dahms) ACDS (Andrea Hesse) and Deputy Ministers for both Ministry of Children’s Services and Community and Support Services Shannon Marchand and Darlene Bouwsema the second week of September to determine a course of action going forward considering changes that have occurred since the report was tabled in December.
Previous PAT Updates
At ALIGN Association we know our members value the opportunity to enhance or broaden their services, improve facilities, increase access to staff development, and develop new initiatives that lead to the betterment of their agency, those they serve and their communities. Here is a list (in order of deadline dates) of awards, bursaries and grants now open for application or nomination to Alberta agencies serving children, youth and families.
At ALIGN, we know our members embrace opportunities to contribute to meaningful research related to charities and non-profit human service organization in Alberta and Canada. The directions Alberta’s noprofits take to move forward as service providers is in great part shaped by the input and insights of agencies that contribute their opinions and expertise to these information gathering initiative so here are 7 opportunities to Have Your Say!
ALIGN Association of Community Services knows our member agencies make employee safety and wellness a priority so here is a helpful collection of research, tools and training that can support you in that effort. At the bottom of this bulletin you will find direct links to the related ALIGN online directories where you can access additional resources.
ALIGN continues to develop our Evaluation Resource Directory for nonprofit agencies and organizations serving vulnerable children, youth and families. Take a look at Nonprofit Program/Client Evaluation Resource Bulletin March 30, 2017 to see what’s recently been added
Hi Everyone – Just a quick update on some new developments, resources, opportunities and training events for ALIGN Member agencies and those serving children, youth and families in Alberta.
A brand new newsletter with lots of important updates, funding and training for those of you who work with children, youth and families in Alberta
This bulletin includes news and updates for AB agencies serving children, youth and families. See what’s new with Ministry transition, Child Review Panel, Sole-Source Contracting and more!
Some important updates regarding the AB Child Review Panel and additional sector news as well as a number of grants and awards with deadlines fast approaching – don’t miss out!
If you work with youth this bulletin is for you! Included you will find resources, training and news to assist you with your youth program or youth in care initiatives
Important Sector Announcement and Updates Jan 2017
January has brought some significant changes to the sector including a new Child Services Minister, an announcement of who will be on the Child Intervention Review Panel and more!
ALIGN supports our member agencies in their efforts to ensure the health and wellness of their employees and strives to keep you up to date regarding current trends, resources and training. Please take a minute to review these resources and feel free to share with others who may be interested.
Catch up on ALIGN and Sector News. Learn more about Alberta nonprofit energy grants, share your input on budget 2017, check out all the upcoming free training events and more!
This bulletin is full of great evaluation resources and tools to help support your organization with your evaluation efforts be they client, program or organizational. ALIGN serves a broad range of service providers within the human service sector so I’ve tried to include resources relevant to the varied needs of our members. Don’t forget to check out the great articles and training opportunities in the side bar too!
This bulletin includes new initiatives, reports and resources applicable to Alberta non-profit agencies serving children youth and families. Remember to check the side bar for new program grants and funding as well as additional news items.
This bulletin is for nonprofit managers and supervisors and includes links to some great resources and training opportunities. Please take a minute to view the side bar as well for important surveys and consultations taking place in Alberta.
Here are a lot of great resources and training opportunities for non-profit boards & executives. Please remember to forward this to your board members!
Hi Everyone – The following includes communications, news, updates and sector responses to the Alberta Budget 2017. View Here
ALIGN Executive Director Update Re: Alberta Budget 2017
Danielle Larivee Minister Children’s Services March 16, 2017
Budget 2017 Briefing For Community And Social Services Stakeholders.
Alberta Budget 2017 Inclusion Alberta Response
CCVO Budget 2017 Holds the Line on Spending March 17, 2017
Alberta Government Alberta Budget 2017
As you know, agencies across Alberta are mobilizing to support evacuees from Fort McMurray. Many of the agencies will be front line in supporting the children, youth and families in dealing with their trauma. This bulletin includes links to emergency response resources that will support front-line workers with dealing with the trauma of natural disasters.
At ALIGN we know our members are always seeking funding opportunities to help sustain or further the vital services they provide for children, youth and families so hopefully this will help. This spring/summer fund development bulletin includes direct links to a range of upcoming and ongoing awards, bursaries and grants. Don’t forget to check the side bar for corporate giving and non-profit loan links as well.
Today more than ever new and dangerous drugs are hitting the streets and agencies and their staff are working hard to keep up with the evolving issues and implications. In an effort to support agency staff this bulletin provides updates and information on substance abuse and addiction with a focus on fentanyl & W-18 resources, training and Alberta initiatives
This bulletin includes news and responses to the Child and Youth Advocate Special Report on Aboriginal Youth Suicide as well as a look back at efforts to address aboriginal youth suicide in Alberta, current statistics and resources to support suicide prevention and intervention.Please share with others.
It’s National Volunteer Week April 10-16, 2016 so here are 25 great ideas to help you in your efforts to let them know how appreciated they are! I’ve included a few favorites from last year and some great new ideas as well. To all the agency volunteers out there ALIGN would like to extend our thanks for your contribute to the children, youth and families you serve. We would also like to thank our past and present board members for all their contributions and the many volunteers who come out to support us at our conference.
This bulletin is all about Family Finding including an introduction to Family Finding and some resources and links provided by Kevin A. Campbell, internationally known youth permanency expert and founder of the Centre for Family Finding.
Albertan’s are spending less money with the economic down turn so more than ever, it makes sense to make your fundraising initiatives cohesive with holiday spending limitations by offering products that can be given as gifts, stocking stuffers, food, entertainment or related serves like gift wrapping stations With this in mind, I set out to compile a list of potential fundraising possibilities and hopefully have incorporated a few new ideas and products. There are some creative ideas and some great product partnership opportunities so take a minute and see if any of these might be the right fundraising fit for your organization.
The following resources include links to current research, news initiatives and training related to child welfare and trauma informed care
Well it’s that time of year and Halloween is fast approaching. I’ve put together some great resources for activities, inclusion and child and property safety. Please feel free to share with others. Happy Halloween!
As you know ALIGN has been compiling a directory of links to a broad range of child, youth and family assessments. We recently asked you to submit any assessments or related resources that you had found useful and I would like to extend my thanks to all of you who sent in suggestions. Please RT (find link below) or forward to others who may be interested and help us to continue to build this valuable resource directory.
As we step forward into 2016, all agencies strive to assess and improve the quality of service they provide in an ongoing effort to ensure client needs are met with success. In this bulleting you will find resources and links to assist you with evaluation efforts.
I saw news clip on this - they call it Ghosting. Many businesses struggling with no shows for interviews -people working a few days and not showing up again - was concerns its becoming normal &acceptable. Anyone else dealing with this? Suggestions on how best to address this? twitter.com/WestHendayYeg/…
It’s unacceptable. What people don’t often know is you will be working 30-80 hours a month for free. The amount of time spent setting up interviews only to have no one show or training ppl only to have them quit 2 weeks in. Paper work, appeals, lack of funding, it’s all very hard— Leah McRorie (@WestHendayYeg) February 7, 2019
This morning Arlene gave a keynote at @alignalberta Group Care Symposium! She shared stories highlighting the importance of connection, safety and access to resources for young people in care. #groupcaresymp2019 #abyouth pic.twitter.com/kXIe9mvPmb— Alberta C&Y Advocate (@AlbertaCYA) February 7, 2019