September 2018
Sep 30

Orange Shirt Day

Time: All Day


Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation, and legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event, held in Williams Lake, B.C. It grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school.

Wearing an Orange Shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters.

Visit the Safe and Caring Schools and Communities website for ordering, information and events.


Oct 03

Education for Reconciliation: Assembling Strength (Fall Online Course)

Time: Oct 03, 12:00 am - Dec 03, 12:00 am
Location: online

Fall eCourse - Education for Reconciliation: Assembling Strength (Fall 2018)

Presented by Calgary Regional Consortium - "Enhancing Adult Learning to Support Educational Excellence"

The Education for Reconciliation eCourse provides a learning pathway for all members of a school community to deepen their awareness and understanding of 'Foundational Knowledge' as it pertains to Alberta's Indigenous Peoples.

This eLearning opportunity is intended to help participants create shared understandings of the diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit culture and traditions, values and attitudes, and of historical and contemporary realities of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in Alberta.

Click here for presenter information and to register (at no cost).

Oct 05

World Teachers' Day

Time: All Day

World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, the day celebrates the marking of the ” Teaching in Freedom” in 1996. It is observed all over the world after the UNESCO Recommendation concerning Teachers.

In 1994, UNESCO inaugurated October 5 as World Teachers’ Day to commemorate the joint UNESCO and International Labour Organization’s (ILO) signing of the Recommendations Concerning the Status of Teachers.

World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.

On October 5, along with over 100 countries around the world, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and its Member organizations across the country celebrate World Teachers’ Day through a public awareness campaign that highlights the contributions of the teaching profession.

Oct 09

Parenting in the Digital Age

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School) Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue

About this learning opportunity through Edmonton Regional Learning consortium (ERLC)

Digital Citizenship needs to be an ongoing conversation with our children.

In this session, we will discuss the ever changing digital landscape our kids are growing up in. Although it may seem that today’s kids know more about technology than most adults, they still require guidance. For many parents, this new reality may be overwhelming and at times scary.  

There are both negative and positive examples of how technology, especially social media, are being used. Sometimes we only see the negative examples on TV and in mainstream media, but there are positive models out there that our kids need to see; people using technology to connect, collaborate, learn and contribute globally!  

Tips and advice will be shared on how families can help their children navigate this new reality with a balanced approach.

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

Information and Registration

Oct 12

We Day Alberta

Time: All Day

Oct 25

Horatio Alger 2019 Canadian Scholarship Application Deadline

Time: All Day

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada provides $1.2 million annually in need-based scholarship support for deserving students in all Canadian provinces and territories.

160 $5,000 Scholarships Awarded Funded through the generosity of the Members of the Canadian Association

The Canadian Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada. Eligibility To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be graduating high school (or be in the final year of CEGEP) with plans to enter university in the fall of 2019
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65
  • Attend high school (or CEGEP) and reside in Canada
  • Be Canadian citizens

Visit to apply before October 25, 2018.

Oct 29

How to Navigate the Education System

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Alberta Teachers' Association Barnett House Auditorium 11010 142 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB T5N 2R1

Presented by Strategic Alliance for Alberta Students with Learning Challenges

If you are a parent, caregiver or community member in the Greater Edmonton area wondering how to navigate our complex education system, join us for short presentations followed by Q & A from:

  • Alberta School Councils' Association - the parents' legislated collective voice in the school community

  • Edmonton Public Schools - Ward G Trustee Bridget Stirling

  • Member of the Legislative Assembly - St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud

  • CASA (Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health) Family Advisory Council

  • Strategic Alliance for Alberta Students with Learning Challenges

Click here to Register for free.

Nov 15

Inclusion Alberta Fundraising Breakfast

Time: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Location: Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre (11834 Kingsway Avenue) Edmonton

We would like to invite you to join us at our Changing Lives, Changing Communities Fundraising Breakfast in Edmonton on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre (11834 Kingsway Avenue) from 7:30am-8:30am.

This free event will give you the opportunity to hear from families whose lives have been dramatically enhanced through the work of Inclusion Alberta. The event will start at 7:30am sharp and conclude by 8:30am, so you can promptly continue on with the rest of your day.

Be a Table Captain! If you're passionate about Inclusion Alberta and want to invite others to see how our work changes lives and changes communities, sign up to be a Table Captain and commit to hosting a table of 10.

To register your spot for the breakfast or to become a Table Captain, please contact:

Rebecca Anderson -, 780-451-3055 ext. 412

Click here to download a PDF of the invitation

Visit the website for more information.