Event Calendar

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Nov 30

GivingTuesday

Time: All Day

GivingTuesday - the global day of giving

Canada, join us for the 9th annual GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021

GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.

GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners - nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals - to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. https://givingtuesday.ca/about

“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”

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Dec 01

Conversational Cree for Beginners

Time: 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: Online

Date(s):
Wednesday, November 03, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
 
About the Session:

Join Barb Belcourt for a series of lessons to learn some basic Cree Language essentials to allow you to engage with students in Cree in the school setting. You will learn basic greetings, introductions, conversation starters and O’Canada. Each lesson includes a take home task or activity to practice your learning in between each session.  

Session 1 - Basic Greetings

Session 2 - About Cree, Farewells

Session 3 - Daytimes

Session 4 - Basic Conversations

Session 5 - Conversations Continued

Session 6 - O’Canada

About the Presenter(s):
Barb Belcourt has a First Nations Cree background and is a Cree Language Instructor and Indigenous Liaison with Peace Wapiti Public School Division.

Northwest Regional Learning Consortium (NRLC)

Information and Registration

 

Dec 01

Impact of Screen Time on Early Learning

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Do you have questions about the use of digital devices and the impact on children’s physical development, oral language, and behaviour?

If so, join us for this session where we will debunk myths by exploring the research, paired with opportunities for questions and conversation.  

Using research as a guide, we will provide practical recommendations around the use of digital devices with young children in the home and at school. Let’s team up to provide a digital device plan in the best interest of our children’s healthy brain development! 

Calgary Regional Consortium

Information and Registration

Dec 01

Webinar Wednesday - Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations (FRAs) are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Positive, collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with the principal and school council are integral to the success of each and in the best interests of students. Clarity of who has authority for what, is essential.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday November 29, 2021.

Dec 06

Meeting Monday

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

ASCA hosts Meeting Mondays – online engagements, creating a forum for school council parents to learn, share information, and support each other.

Information and Registration

Dec 07

Helping Kids Grow Up Great

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online

Parent Workshop - Helping Kids Grow Up Great - December 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

You asked for it! We will deliver! There are 40...how many does your child have? Come and learn about the 40 Developmental Assets! When your child has more assets, it can help your child grow up caring, healthy and responsible.    

SPARC Red Deer

Information and Registration

Dec 07

Screen Magic

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

The pandemic has forced us to pivot to new ways of doing things, including connecting with students online rather than in person. Marty shares the underlying principles behind his successful virtual visits. He shares tips on how to adapt elements of an in-person session to an online session that will still engage kids of all ages. He will also reveal some the technological tools he uses to enhance his online presentations and show how you can use them to your advantage.

About the facilitator(s)

Marty Chan writes books for kids, plays for adults and tweets for fun. In 2016, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts named him one of the province’s influential artists of the last 25 years in recognition of the contributions he made to theatre, radio, television and kids fiction. In theatre, he’s best known for his hit play Mom, Dad, I’m Living with a White Girl. In radio, CBC listeners will remember his “Dim Sum Diaries” commentaries that ran in the 1990s. And kids line up for his Marty Chan Mystery books and his Keepers of the Vault trilogy after his author visits. He works and lives in Edmonton with his wife Michelle and their cat Buddy.

Registration

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

Central Alberta Regional Consortium (CARC)

Dec 08

Conversational Cree for Beginners

Time: 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Location: Online

Date(s):
Wednesday, November 03, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, December 01, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 | 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
 
About the Session:

Join Barb Belcourt for a series of lessons to learn some basic Cree Language essentials to allow you to engage with students in Cree in the school setting. You will learn basic greetings, introductions, conversation starters and O’Canada. Each lesson includes a take home task or activity to practice your learning in between each session.  

Session 1 - Basic Greetings

Session 2 - About Cree, Farewells

Session 3 - Daytimes

Session 4 - Basic Conversations

Session 5 - Conversations Continued

Session 6 - O’Canada

About the Presenter(s):
Barb Belcourt has a First Nations Cree background and is a Cree Language Instructor and Indigenous Liaison with Peace Wapiti Public School Division.

Northwest Regional Learning Consortium (NRLC)

Information and Registration

 

Jan 05

Webinar Wednesday - School Council Purpose

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the advisory role of school councils through a review of the legislation, exploring rights, responsibilities and choices including which topics/areas are open for discussion helps to guide school council and its work in the school community. Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday January 3, 2022.

Jan 12

Webinar Wednesday - Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations (FRAs) are separate, legal entities with distinct rules to follow, responsibilities to comply with and liabilities to consider. Positive, collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with the principal and school council are integral to the success of each and in the best interests of students. Clarity of who has authority for what, is essential.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday November 29, 2021.

Jan 15

Advocacy Resolutions submission deadline for AGM 2022

Time: All Day

Jan 19

Webinar Wednesday - The Work of School Council

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfill their legislated role.

In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting expectations of the Assurance Framework.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday January 17, 2022.

Jan 22

ASCA Board of Directors Meeting

Time: All Day
Location: Online

Jan 22

FMS Learning Series: Exploring Opportunities for Creating Employment

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

The Darrell Cook Family Managed Supports Resource Centre and the Inclusion Alberta Family Resource Centre – Grande Prairie present the Family Managed Supports (FMS) Learning Series 2021/2022:

Exploring Opportunities for Creating Employment

Employment has a central role in most people’s lives, offering purpose and meaning to one’s life, in addition to an income. The vast majority of individuals with developmental disabilities can be successfully employed at least part-time and many full-time.

The resources available through FMS can be effectively utilized to both create employment possibilities and to provide on-the-job supports to ensure success, when and where needed. More and more employers are demonstrating a willingness and recognizing the benefits of hiring individuals with developmental disabilities.

Information and Registration

Jan 23

ASCA Board of Directors Meeting

Time: All Day
Location: Online

Jan 26

SET the Table for Success: Supporting Positive Mealtimes for Early Learning and Child Care

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Online

Presented by: Alberta Health Services Registered Dietitians

Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat! Consider how your child care promotes healthy eating and supports learning. Please join Alberta Health Services (AHS) Dietitians for a FREE and interactive online session to learn ways to intentionally support positive meal and snack times.

We will …

  • Explore opportunities for better meal and snack times
  • Share practical ideas to support positive meal and snack time experiences in child care programs.
  • Consider what is going well and what could be better in your program
  • Find online resources you can use in your program and with your families
  • Make a plan of action specific to your program

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Information and Registration (at no cost)

Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium (SAPDC)

Jan 26

Webinar Wednesday - The School Council Trustee Relationship

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Understanding the relationship is vital to assist you in successfully furthering your role in the school community. School councils should understand the role of the school board Trustee, and the Trustee should be aware of their role with school council. A Trustee is a valued partner who can share school board information with parents they represent, and gather valuable parent perspectives from division school councils.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday January 24, 2022.

 

Feb 09

Webinar Wednesday - Bring Your Own Bylaws (BYOB)

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Clear governance documents help a group maintain focus and structure. Document format and wording should be clear and easily understood, follow the relevant (applicable) legislation and reflect the culture of the community which the group represents. Following a quick review of relevant legislation (School Act/Regulations/Societies Act), participate in a step-by-step, hands-on review of your group’s governing documents, and discussion regarding interpretation and implementation.

Please bring your bylaws or operating procedures with you to this workshop.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday February 7, 2022.

Feb 23

Webinar Wednesday - Fundraising Association Fundamental Principles

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Fundraising Associations operate as legal entities with distinct rules to follow. This workshop will review the legislation and purpose of a Fundraising Association, it's role and relationships with the school community, the role of the Board, and how decisions are made. This workshop is designed to guide new and existing Boards and Association members with a review of principles and some operations best practices.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday February 21, 2022.

 

Mar 02

Webinar Wednesday - Kids and Social Media: Frightening or Empowering?

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Guest Presentation by Jo(e) Social Media

There are a lot of scary misconceptions around how kids use social media. Unfortunately, parents are proceeding with uninformed fear, because of it. Jo Phillips and Joe Whitbread help set the record straight and show parents just how powerful and safe kids can be, on the platforms we all use, every day.

Join The Jo(e)s for an insightful and valuable conversation about the ways all of us are raising children, in a very digital world.

Registration

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday February 28, 2022.

 

Learn more about the Jo(e)s at: WhitbreadPhillips.com

Mar 09

Webinar Wednesday - The Work of School Council

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfill their legislated role.

In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to the Assurance Framework, their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider strategies to enhance school council’s role in the school community, supporting expectations of the Assurance Framework.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday March 7, 2022.

 

 

Mar 23

Webinar Wednesday - Engaging Your School Community

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online

School Councils are intended to be inclusive bridges into their school communities, broadly and authentically engaging with all parents to support and enhance student learning. This workshop will explore how your school council can consider its unique context, recognize existing challenges, obtain useful resources, and begin to identify solutions and create plans designed to increase parent engagement in your school community.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday March 21, 2022.

This webinar is 90 minutes.

Apr 06

Webinar Wednesday - School Council Plans

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Online

One key factor in encouraging broad engagement in a school community is creating and widely communicating a meaningful School Council Plan. Learn the basic planning processes and principles within the Education sector, and some specific steps to assist your school council in developing and implementing a focused plan reflective of, and relevant to, your school community.

 

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday April 4, 2022.

This webinar is 90 minutes.

Apr 08

Inclusion Alberta Family Conference

Time: All Day

Visit the website for updates and information.

Apr 09

Inclusion Alberta Family Conference

Time: All Day

Visit the website for updates and information.

Apr 24

ASCA Annual General Meeting 2022

Time: All Day

Apr 27

Webinar Wednesday - Exploring Meaningful Ways to Engage Parents of Indigenous Students

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online

Guest Emily Milne (PhD), Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at MacEwan University

This presentation draws on data from interviews and focus groups with 201 Indigenous students and teachers and parents of Indigenous students connected to one Alberta school division to explore how to engage parents of Indigenous students in meaningful ways.

Specifically, this presentation will consider experiences and perspectives related to family-school interactions as well as promising practices to foster meaningful relationships between Indigenous families and schools, and how this learning can be extended into the work of school councils.

Register

Deadline to Register is 8 am Monday April 25, 2022.