Event Calendar

May 2022
May 26

World Catholic Education Day

Time: All Day

Every year, 40 days after Easter on Ascension Thursday, Catholics across the globe give thanks for the gift that is Catholic education through the celebration of World Catholic Education Day.

Catholic education has served nations for centuries through teaching students in their faith. Throughout Canada, provinces, territories, and dioceses dedicate special days or weeks to celebrate Catholic education. In keeping with these celebrations, World Catholic Education Day is a time for Catholics around the world to take a moment to pause, reflect and pray on the gift that is Catholic education.

May 26

Promoting and Enhancing Positive Social Skills to Reduce Violence and Aggression

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

This session will discuss the following:
• Supporting conflict resolution and problem-solving
• Promoting pro-social and positive behaviour
• Creating boundaries and expectations
• When teens are violent and aggressive

Information and Registration (at no charge)

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Mental Health Collaborative &
Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of Alberta
Health Services & RVS, MHCB Stepping Stones to Mental Health.
CES@ahs.ca http://community.hmhc.ca/ 403 955-4730


May 30

Strategies to Strengthen Resilience in Children and Adolescents

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

Traumatic life events, such as abuse, death, natural disasters, and the current COVID-19 health pandemic, produce a wide range of stressors which affect the health and well-being of children and adolescents.

We know that children and adolescents have the capacity to learn and develop important resilience skills that can help them thrive even in the face of adversity.

This presentation will discuss research-based strategies that can help increase and strengthen resilience in children and adolescents. I will discuss individual and social-ecological factors that can boost coping, recovery, and overall well-being among children and adolescents, and thus improve their ability to manage challenges they are currently facing or may face in the future.

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Mental Health & Substance Use Collaborative Initiatives & Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program
(CAAMHPP) of Alberta Health Services & Mount Royal University.

CES@ahs.ca http://community.hmhc.ca/ 403 955-4730

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Jun 05

Helping Friends and Family Understand Eating Disorders

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

This 2-hour workshop will provide friends and extended family with the tools to become educated and supportive allies. It is open to anyone who cares about someone with an eating disorder but isn't sure how to help, what to say or what to do. It will provide a safe place for them to ask questions, without perpetuating further stigma and shame on the family. 

The workshop will happen the first Sunday of every month, starting June 5, 10 AM-Noon MST via Zoom. People can log on from anywhere in Canada or the USA.

It costs $25 for the first family member or device used to sign on*, $15 for any additional supporter connected to the same family. 

(*Multiple people can gather around a single device, if they wish for one fee of $25).

Hosted by:

Sue Huff

Parent Mentor

Alberta Wellness Center for Eating Disorders


To Register:



Jun 07

Inclusion in Schools: Creating a Culture of Respect for Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expression

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online

This interactive workshop assists professionals working in schools to have greater awareness and understanding of gender and sexual diversity. We will also discuss the impacts of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia on the school environment. 

Gain tools and strategies to create safe and supportive environments for your LGBTQ2S+ students and staff. 

June 7 and June 14 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All teachers, educational assistants, parents, administrators and guidance counsellors are encouraged to attend.

Presented by: Elizabeth McNeilly

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Calgary Regional Consortium

Jun 12

The 10th Annual Sashbear Walk

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Victoria Park, Edmonton

It’s in-person. And, it’s virtual.

Sashbear Walk 2022 Fundraiser

"making waves for mental health and suicide prevention"



You’re invited to walk with us to create awareness for mental health and to raise funds to help us provide life-changing skills in support of those who suffer from emotion dysregulation and other related mental health challenges. This includes delivering Family Connections™, free of charge for participants, across Canada.

More information

Jun 30

Camp Abilities Summer Day Camps

Time: All Day
Location: Inglewood Community League 12525 - 116 Ave Edmonton, AB T5M 4C5

Many children with learning disabilities, ADHD, Tourette, ASD or Anxiety, camp can be a stressful, high anxiety environment. Choosing the right camp for your child is a decision that can make or break your child’s summer experience. Camp should be the nurturing place where children enjoy the outdoors, form new friendships, take risks, and experience new activities and adventures.

Camp Abilities ages 8-12 years
Monday - Friday 9:30am until 3:00pm
July 11-15, 2022
August 8-12, 2022
August 15-19, 2022

Teen Camp Abilities ages 13-17 years
Monday - Friday 9:30am until 3:00pm
July 18-22, 2022


Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta - Edmonton Chapter

For more information, please contact info@ldedmonton.com, call the office at 780-466-1011.

Jul 09

3rd Annual Koch Classic Golf Tournament

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The Ranch Golf & Country Club 9574 Pinchback Rd Acheson, Alberta T7X 5A2

Inclusion Alberta

On Saturday, July 9th, 2022, join an amazing golf tournament raising money for the Hannah Gunderson Memorial Fund.  This fund provides financial support to students with a developmental disability who would like to pursue Inclusive Post-Secondary Education but are unable to due to financial barriers.

Last year’s tournament raised $4200 and this year they are hoping to raise $8000!


The Ranch Golf & Country Club

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

8:00am Shotgun Start

4 Player Scramble

$165.00 registration

To register: email golfkochclassic@gmail.com or call 587-577-5523


Jul 11

Leadership Institute on Systematic Parent Engagement - Dr. Debbie Pushor

Time: All Day
Location: Saskatoon

July 11- 15, 2022 in Saskatoon

The Leadership Institute on Systematic Parent Engagement is for educational leaders including school administrators, superintendents, directors of education, senior administrators in educational organizations, school board trustees, and ministry of education officials. While the institute will look at a broad-reaching body of research, we will be exploring systematic parent engagement in Saskatchewan’s context. 

With a focus on systematic parent engagement in teaching and learning, the purpose of this institute is to support you as leaders in deepening the underpinning knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable you to embed meaningful and authentic relationships with parents, family, and community members into your schools and systems.

Information and Registration


Jul 18

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Online

Join Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE), Climate Generation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a three-day virtual conference on climate change education built by educators and climate change professionals from across North America! Gain the skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas.

Information and Registration

Date: July 18 - 20, 2022
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MT 
Location: Virtual
Registration: $250 U.S. (scholarships available)