Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Parenting Together

This is a group for new moms and dads aged 16-26 who are expecting a baby, regardless of whether the couple is continuing in their romantic relationship. The program runs for 10 weeks (plus orientation day).

This is not couples counselling - the program teaches positive skills which support co-parenting. See the poster here.

To register, call or text Shane at 403-473-3810

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Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fathers Moving Forward - Being a Dad Orientation Night

For dads who have completed the Parenting Together group, AND fathers already parenting their own child(ren), are step-fathers, or are the mother’s new partner who is stepping into the fathering role.

This group is specifically geared toward parenting practices for fathers. This group accompanies fathers on a journey of self-discovery, increased understanding of their new role, where they learned to be fathers, and what unmet needs they had as young boys they may now satisfy as young men. Fathers will learn about child development, baby cues, discipline, male nurturance, and what it means to connect with other fathers with similar experiences from different family backgrounds.

To register, text or call Shane at 403-473-3810

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Oct
2
to Oct 4

PCAP Core Training

  • McMan Youth, Family and Community Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) 3-Day Core Training is an essential training to introduce new staff to the PCAP Model and provide strategies for challenges you may face in your role as a PCAP Mentor.

To register and for more information, go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pcap-core-training-fall-2017-calgary-registration-31499656320

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Oct
24
to Oct 27

2017 National FASD Conference

Registration opens June 20! Please see here for more details about the conference and how to register. 

This important multi-disciplinary conference will focus on FASD and its impact on individuals, families, communities and society at large. It will feature a variety of keynote presentations, panel discussions and over 50 breakout sessions. 

The event will take place at the Westin Calgary on Oct 24-27, 2017. It will include an optional evening event on the Tuesday night, two full days of conference Wednesday and Thursday and a final half day on Friday.

The Government of Alberta will be hosting this event on behalf of the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership (CNFASDP) and the Alberta FASD Cross-Ministry Committee. It will combine the CNFASDP and the annual Alberta FASD Conferences.

For more information, to submit an abstract, and to register, see fasd.alberta.ca

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Sep
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Webcast: The Role of the Public Guardian and Trustee

This presentation will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Public Guardian with individuals who are receiving services such as long term care, non-profit agencies, mental health facilities, acute care and homeless shelters.

To Register: go to http://csslearningseries.ca/the-role-of-the-public-guardian-registration/

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Sep
20
9:00am 9:00am

Webcast: The FASD Strategic Plan - An Update

This presentation will involve a discussion about the FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan and where we started, how far we've come and the forward path for FASD in Alberta across ministries, sectors and jurisdictions in the future.
9:00 - 9:40 AM with Janice Penner and Doug Vincent
No charge.

To Register: go to http://csslearningseries.ca/the-fasd-strategic-plan-an-update/ 

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Sep
18
to Sep 19

Driver's Learner's Permit Instruction Workshop

  • Calgary Alternative Support Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop will cover all the information required for the Class 7 knowledge test, which you will have to take separately at your own cost at an Alberta Registry office.
Time: Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 9 AM to 4 PM and Thursday, October 19 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Bring your own lunch and snacks.
Location: CASS office 2335 - 30th Ave. NE
To register, or if you have questions: Call 403-283-0611.
Register soon as spaces are limited!

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Sep
14
1:30pm 1:30pm

FASD Action Hall (FAH)

The FASD Action Hall is a weekly group for individuals 18 and over who have suspected or diagnosed FASD. It's a free program offered by the Calgary John Howard Society.

Where: Calgary John Howard Society - 917 - 9 Ave. SE
When: Weekly, starting Thursday, Sept. 14 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Who: Individuals 18 and over who have suspected or diagnosed FASD. You may also bring a support person who is 18+
Activities: Hot lunch at 1:30 and a variety of activities from learning about FASD to learning self-advocacy skills.
Information: Call Jean or Alanna at 403-266-4566

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Sep
9
8:00am 8:00am

FASD Day Pancake Breakfast!

Join us for our FASD Day pancake breakfast Saturday, Sept. 9! Registration and breakfast are 8-9 AM, followed by our FASD Day ceremony at 9 and games afterward. At Riverbend Community Hall, we'll have space to do it picnic-style, weather permitting, or indoors in case of rain.

Bring your appetite along with lawn chairs and/or blankets for sitting outside. 

Cost: $10/person or free for individuals with FASD and/or their family or caregivers.
To register: Everyone needs to register, regardless of free or paid ticket - please visit the Eventbrite page or call 403-249-7215.
Agenda:

8:00 - 9:00 AM - registration and breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 AM - FASD Day ceremony and guest speaker, Shayla Katrick
9:45 - 10:45 AM - games and breakfast continue

Need more information? e-mail info@mycfan.org or call 403-249-7215.

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Jul
27
1:30pm 1:30pm

Network Membership Meeting

  • Prospect Human Services, Franklin Office, Multi-Purpose Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our bi-monthly meeting! Service providers, caregivers, youth/adults with FASD and others interested in learning more about FASD, supports, and advocacy are welcome. 

Our guest speaker this month is Claire O'Gorman, RN, BScN, MPH from Safeworks. Claire will be presenting on harm reduction and the opioid overdose crisis and response in Alberta.

 

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Jul
4
to Sep 13

Enviros Care Connection Summer Daycamp and Respite

  • 6716 Huntsbay Road Northwest Calgary, AB, T2K 4R3 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Respite Care Connection is a specialized program for children with challenging behaviours and special needs. Children participating need to have funding through Child Intervention, FSCD or Post Adoptive Supports. 

Respite Care Connection specializes in strengthening children’s self-esteem, skill development and socialization skills through a fun and safe environment with a ratio of one staff to three children.  All staff are trained in safety, risk management, behaviour management techniques and Standard First Aid/CPR.

Week-long sessions are offered from July 4 through September 1. Participants must register at least 2 weeks in advance of the session they would like to attend. To register, contact tcameron@enviros.org or call Tina Cameron at 403. 295.2943 ext. 234

For more information, see the Care Connection poster here.

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Jun
22
9:00am 9:00am

Miskamaso - Truth & Reconciliation in Family Life: Pathways CSA Conference & AGM

Miskamaso, which translates to "discover for yourself" in the Cree language, aims to facilitate meaningful discussion on strategies toward reconciliation. Held in partnership with the Genesis Centre, this year's conference will take place during Aboriginal Awareness Week and will focus on Truth and Reconciliation in family life.

To register, go to www.pathwayscsa.org/miskamaso

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Jun
22
9:00am 9:00am

CSS Learning Series Webinar: PCAP 101 for Supervisors

This PCAP Supervisor training will cover essential information for supervisors, network coordinators, and others that have PCAP programs within their portfolio of support. This training will cover areas such as, core components of PCAP, and the importance of the relational theory. It will also cover typical budget costs like transportation. This will be an interactive webcast where questions will be answered throughout the session.

Speakers: Tracey Knowlton and Tammi Crowley

To Register: Go to http://csslearningseries.ca/pcap-101-for-supervisors-registration/

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Jun
19
to Jun 22

Omanitew Training

  • Half Moon Lake Estates, St. Paul, Alberta (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 4-day experiential training provides a basic grounding in Indigenous worldviews and wisdom systems and will enable non-indigenous and Indigenous service providers to acquire a deeper understanding of how to provide services to Indigenous children and families in ways that are helpful and appropriate. The training is held on the land and includes appropriate ceremonies and protocols.

Facilitators: The course is being co-taught by Dr. Leona Makokis, Elder and Past-President, Blue Quills First Nations College, various Elders and team members, and Ralph Bodor.
Dates: June 19 - 22, 9AM - 4PM each day
Cost: $327.02 Align members, $420 non-members

For more information and to register, go to http://www.alignab.ca/event/omanitew-st-paul/

 

 

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Jun
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

CFAN Annual General Meeting

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Alan McLuckie, who will speak about how the ACEs tool (Adverse Childhood Experiences questionnaire) can be used to help our understanding of how to support individuals with FASD as well as support broader prevention activities.

Dr. McLuckie is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary with interest in the areas of child & adolescent development, child trauma, and youth in the criminal justice system, among others. He is also a member of Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education.

Please RSVP to Eventbrite or call 403-249-7215

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Apr
24
to Apr 25

Shifting Perspective Conference

  • Mount Royal University Roderick Mah Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Register now for the first Shifting Perspective Conference April 24 & 25 in Calgary, AB.

A collaboration between Enviros and Mount Royal University, this unique conference will shift the way you understand, treat and heal addiction and mental health in your practice.

From inspiring keynotes to hands-on and engaging workshops, innovative practice to leading research, this event will deepen your understanding of the complexities of addiction and mental health, while giving you the practical tools to improve your practice.

Visit the Shifting Perspectives website for more details: www.shiftingperspective.ca

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Apr
20
9:00am 9:00am

Alberta FASD Learning Series Webinar: FASD and Justice

This moderated interview will seek to answer questions and give expert guidance about navigating the justice system. We will explore the special needs of a person with FASD who is navigating the system, and the creative ways our panelists have overcome them or believe they can be surmounted. We will also discuss the benefit of getting assessments done while individuals are incarcerated and how the justice system can open up to FASD workers to set up supports in the community before the release of the individual.

Speakers: Sharon Pearcy and Donna Kristianson

To register, go to: http://csslearningseries.ca/fasd-and-justice-registration/

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Apr
19
9:00am 9:00am

The Little Things that Make a Difference: Employer Panel

In this panel presentation we will discuss the small accommodations that can make a big difference when creating an inclusive and inviting workplace.

We will gain insight into accommodations employers can make/have made, like:
• Preparing co-workers
• Adjusting hours of work
• Modifying job duties

Our employer panelists will share strategies that worked, and also those that didn’t work so well.

The panel will include a representative from EmployAbilities as well as several employer representatives from small and large organizations around Alberta.

To register, go to http://csslearningseries.ca/the-little-things-registration/

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Mar
24
to Mar 25

Metis Nation of Alberta Youth and Seniors Symposium

  • MNA Head Office and Ramada Conference Centre, Edmonton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Metis Nation of Alberta presents Bannock-Making and Stew at the MNA office Friday, March 24 at 5 PM followed Saturday, March 25 by a symposium that includes presentations on Metis rights, music jam, jigging lessons, a photo booth with props and much more!

Bannock-making is at the MNA head office in Edmonton and the symposium is at the Ramada Conference Centre 11834 Kingsway NW, Edmonton. See this poster for more information.

To register: RSVP to Christine Dyck cdyck@metis.org

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Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

FASD Information Panel & Strategies for Adoptive & Kinship Parents

Join FACES Society for Alberta and the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network for this free, three part training on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Who Should Attend? This training is geared towards current and prospective adoptive and kinship parents, however foster parents, family and other caregivers are also welcome to attend. Day 3 is meant only for those currently acting as a primary caregiver for a child with FASD.

DATES: March 9, 15 & 20 7:00-9:00 PM
COST: Free of charge
TO REGISTER: Go to Eventbrite

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Mar
1
to Mar 4

International FASD Conference

The 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
When: March 1-4, 2017
Where: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC
Website: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2017

This advanced level conference continues to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration.

 

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Feb
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Parents/Caregivers' Night Out

Parents and caregivers! Come out and enjoy a kid-free evening of mocktails, entertainment, food and fun!

Saturday, February 25, 2017
6-8 p.m.
Riverbend Atrium One (CFAN Office Building Centre Atrium)
West Entrance, 200 Rivercrest Drive SE

Tickets are free, but a donation at the door to CFAN's *Empowerment Fund is appreciated. (Suggested amount: $20, but any amount is welcomed.)

Registration is required - please register individually so we know the names of all event-goers in advance.
Register online

Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served and entertainment is provided by Connie Jakab. Connie is passionate about rebelling against status quo living and encouraging others to branch out. As the Artistic Director of Mpact Movement (movementwithamessage.com), she is the creator of The Courage Program, through which she teaches resiliency through urban art. She has produced five theatre shows based on social issues such as poverty, women’s vulnerabilities, youth resiliency, family breakdown, mental health, and addiction. Connie drives her passion outward into the arms of those wanting something more radical and meaningful in life. She is an active speaker and lives with her husband and two boys in Calgary.

Questions? Call us at 403-249-7215

Presented by The Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network Caregiver Advisory Group.

*The Empowerment Fund provides financial bursaries to individuals living with FASD or their families or caregivers. For more information about what the Empowerment Fund covers, who is eligible and how to apply, see CFAN's website.

 

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Feb
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Free Workshop: FASD Best Practices & The Prevention Conversation

When: February 23, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Canadian National Institute for the Blind
15 Colonel Baker Place NE, Calgary, AB

What: This informative and engaging workshop will introduce participants to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and its impacts on health and social outcomes throughout the lifespan. Participants will learn how to recognize FASD, and will explore effective, evidence-based approaches for supporting affected individuals. Participants will also learn about the link between alcohol and pregnancy and develop tools to engage women and their partners in a conversation about the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy.

This workshop is suitable for professionals working with individuals and families impacted by FASD, caregivers and family members, and professionals and volunteers who may encounter children, youth or adults who may be affected by FASD.

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Feb
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

FASD Learning Series Webcast: Transitioning to Adulthood

This panel discussion will be focused on some of the issues faced by persons with FASD when making the difficult transition to adulthood and adult supports. The panel members include persons with FASD and family members with intimate knowledge of this transition, as well as professionals from service providers which focus on this transition period.

Speakers

Lisa Murphy - Program Manager at Lakeland Centre for FASD.
Wanda Beland - Executive Director of Northwest Region FASD Society, member of their Family Advisory Committee and adoptive parent of four adolescents and adults with FASD.
Angel Aspden - Angel has an FASD diagnosis and she regularly shares her experience with the transition to adulthood.
Sandra Kingdon - Sandra is a primary caregiver to someone with FASD who has transitioned to adulthood and is a volunteer board member with the Lakeland Centre for FASD.

Cost: Free

To register: go to http://hslearningseries.ca/transitioning-to-adulthood-panel-discussion-registration/

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Jan
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Addiction Symposium: Addiction Through the Ages

“Addiction Through the Ages" is an addiction symposium that will discuss the similarities and differences in addiction between different age groups. It will explore the pathophysiology of the development and sustenance of addiction, and how these addictions are presented to healthcare professionals.

See Registration Poster

Register Online

 

 

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Dec
14
9:00am 9:00am

Free Webcast: Approaching FASD in the Classroom

In this cost-free webcast, we will be interviewing two education professionals who have been working in Alberta’s public school system. With experience both as a teacher in the classroom and as a counselor, they will speak to their experiences in working with individuals with FASD. They will share stories as well as best practices and recommendations for education professionals in the system, or who will be entering the system.

AGENDA:
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. MST
Speakers: Alaina Thursby and Ken Smale
Register Here
Format: Moderated interview style discussion with Q & A
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q & A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

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Dec
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Computer Safety, Bullying and Facebook

The Calgary Parent Support Association is pleased to host a workshop for parents on the topic of online safety with Const. Carter Duchesney, CPS Crime Prevention Unit.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7:00 p.m.

Delta Calgary South
135 Southland Drive SE

Snacks will be provided.

To register, call Yvonne at 403-270-1809 or email yvonne@psacalgary.org

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Nov
29
to Nov 30

Learners Permit Instruction Workshop

This course will cover all the information required for the driver's Learners Test. The workshop does not include taking the test - you must do that separately at your own cost at an Alberta Registry office.

Cost: $5.00 deposit, refunded after you complete the course
Bring your own lunch and snacks.

Call 403-283-0611 to register or for more information.

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