Learning Opportunities

ASCA Workshops are offered online, scheduled weekly throughout the year (September 2022 to June 2023) for school councils’ registration. BOOK NOW

Alberta Education previously provided ASCA with funding to deliver workshop learning opportunities, supports and services (at no cost) to School Councils and School Divisions in Alberta.

In 2021, the government changed to a direct funding approach.

Alberta Education now provides approximately $1 million directly to school councils through the Alberta School Council Engagement (ASCE) Grant to enhance collaboration between parents and schools on education priorities. This grant gives each school council in the province $500 per year under the new direct funding approach.

Alberta Education provides the funding to School Divisions who provide each of their school councils with the $500. Individual school councils are responsible to book learning opportunities, workshops and services directly with ASCA.

Workshops are delivered to school councils (regardless of ASCA Membership status) in a fee structure aligned with the Alberta School Council Engagement (ASCE) Grant.

This funding to school divisions for each school is to support school councils fulfilling their legislated responsibilities in the education system and enhancing parent involvement and engagement.

Activities that grant funds can be used for include ASCA learning opportunities such as workshops and customized services for parents to increase capacity for school council members.

ASCA learning opportunities and workshops are designed to help school councils understand their legislated role, and enhance parent engagement in the school community.

Alberta Education ... providing $1 million directly to school councils to support collaboration between parents and schools. Through the Alberta School Council Engagement Grant, each school council receives $500 to better support individual school councils and strengthen engagement with parents.

Alberta School Council Engagement (ASCE) Grant

Learning platforms for school councils, groups of school councils, school division administration/Principals/school boards / Trustees, education organizations and fundraising associations.

Contact shaunag@albertaschoolcouncils.ca for more information.

All workshops are delivered online utilizing the Zoom webinar platform.

Download Workshops Brochure 2022-2023 (PDF)

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Support Services

Fees

ASCA workshops available to school councils and groups of school councils and fees:

Foundation Level 1 Workshops (1.5 hour)

Enhancement Level 2 Workshops (2 - 2.5 hours)

$200 +gst (per School Council

$300 +gst (per School Council

School Council Introduction

School Council Establishment

School Council Purpose

Fundraising Association Partnership Purpose

Tools for Effective School Councils

The Work of School Council

School Council - Trustee Relationship

 

Operating Procedures

Policies and Practices

Effective Engagement in Your School Community

Creating School Council Plans

Building Positive Partnerships

Managing School Council Meetings

ASCA workshops available to School Division Administration, Principals, School Boards/Trustees and Education Organizations and fees:

Foundation Level 1 Workshops (1.5 hour)

Enhancement Level 2 Workshops (2- 2.5 hours)

$500 +gst

$1000 +gst

School Council Purpose

School Council – Trustee Relationship

Partnering with Fundraising Associations

 

Creating and Managing Productive School Council Meetings

Effective Principal Engagement and Collaboration with School Councils

 

 

ASCA workshops for Fundraising Associations (FRAs) and fees:

Foundation Level 1 Workshops (1.5 hour)

Enhancement Level 2 Workshops (2.5 hours)

$200 +gst (per Fundraising Association

$325 +gst (per Fundraising Association

Fundraising Association Introduction

Fundraising Association Fundamental Principles

 

Fundraising Association Bylaws

Fundraising Association Policies and Practices

Fundraising Association Financial Practices