Survey: Albertan LGBTQ2S + Youth (Age 12-29)

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In partnership with the Edmonton area and the CHEW Project, a survey has been developed to gather information from LGTBQ2S youth and young adults regarding their experiences with either the Children’s Services or Youth Justice system.   This feedback will be used to inform program, policy and service delivery development broadly. Please share with youth who…

What You Need To Know About Cannabis Legalization

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Cannabis Legalization in Alberta On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal across Canada. The Government of Alberta created the Alberta Cannabis Framework and legislation to set the stage for the legal and responsible use of cannabis in this province. For more information: Children Services/Caregiver Q & A

Aboriginal Day Celebration Art Contest

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Sharing: “…Paul First Nation, Enoch Cree Nation, Alexander Cree Nation, Parkland School Division, Stony Plain Aboriginal Parent Link Centre, Alberta Parenting for the Future, Town of Stony Plain, City of Spruce Grove, Parkland County, and Edmonton Region Child and Family Services are excited to announce our art contest. We want to see your artwork! Artwork…

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long!!!

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Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Each Day Of The KBF Program All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child! Visit http://www.kidsbowlfree.com for all the details.

Alberta 2018 POW WOW’s

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2018 Alberta Pow Wow’s Visit: https://calendar.powwows.com/events/categories/pow-wows/pow-wows-in-alberta/ for some Pow Wow’s in Alberta in 2018 Below you will find some calendars showing Dates of Pow Wow’s in Treaty 6 JUNE 2018 Summer Pow Wow Calendar JULY 2018 Summer Pow Wow Calendar AUGUST 2018 Summer Pow Wow Calendar SEPTEMBER 2018 Summer Pow Wow Calendar Additional POW WOW not…

AFKA Bursary – Deadline June 1st

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The AFKA bursary fund is designed to assist foster, former foster, adopted, or a biological child of a foster or *kinship caregiver or a child currently placed with or formerly placed with a *kinship caregiver to continue education in either a college, university, vocational institution, or for other special educational pursuits. All applications must be…

2018 AFKA AWARDS – NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

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DO YOU KNOW AN OUTSTANDING FOSTER OR KINSHIP FAMILY OR CHILD INTERVENTION SERVICES WORKER????? We are now accepting nominations for the follow categories: Foster Family of the Year Kinship Family of the Year Child Intervention Services Worker of the Year For nomination criteria and to submit a nomination, you can download the fillable nomination forms…

Opioid Overdose Prevention

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…”Fentanyl may be 100 times more toxic than morphine, heroin, or oxycodone. Even small amounts can result in overdose and it can be found in other drugs without you knowing. What to do if you suspect an overdose: – call 911 – initiate rescue breathing – if you have a naloxone kit or Narcan® nasal…

2017 Compensation Guide for Foster & Kinship Caregivers

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Children’s Services has developed this financial information guide to provide caregivers and staff with an overview of financial responsibilities of Child and Family Services (CFS) or Delegated First Nations Agency (DFNA) and caregiver parents have when a child is placed in care. It explains the financial process to access funds for children in care. You…

SPECIAL REPORT: LGBTQ2S YOUTH

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OCYA Special Report: LGBTQ2S+ Children and Youth  “…Speaking OUT: A Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems – released November 20, 2017. LGBTQ2S+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirited. The information for this report was gathered through a combination of one-to-one interviews, focus groups, and…