IAAW – Leadership Camp

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Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women’s – Leadership Camp Download information here Upcoming Dates: July 15 – 18, 2019 & August 12 – 15, 2019 Who: Young Women Aged 13 – 17 Years Where: Wabamun, AB   Registration: $10.00 Fees: $249.00 (Inc. GST) Subsidy may be available.   Contact for more info: Stephanie Harpe…

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Cultural Events

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*Sharing* Are you a caregiver of a child or youth who is a member of Saddle Lake Cree Nation? Saddle Lake Cree Nation has the following cultural events coming up in Summer. Please find attached the Pow Wow transportation letter for caregivers and families. Also attached is the poster and registration form for the Cultural…

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

ChangeIt – Donate to the AFPA making everyday purchases

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We’re happy to announce that the Alberta Foster Parent Assocation is now a partner of ChangeIt®; a new way to donate while making everyday purchases using your existing BMO® and RBC® Credit Cards or select Credit Union Debit Cards*. ChangeIt lets you automatically round up your purchases and donate the difference to us! With ChangeIt…

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day

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“The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2016. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? Use #LIUB to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue this April! Find out which major global landmarks will…

Province supports children and families most in need with new Alberta Child Benefit

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March 17, 2016 Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir is reminding eligible parents to file a tax return to receive the new Alberta Child Benefit, and that free tax clinics are available throughout Alberta to help. “In tough times, Albertans pull together. Our government has made a commitment to help Alberta families who are facing financial…

Increase to Supports for Foster Parents and Kinship Caregivers

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Child and Family Services Division has announced increased supports for foster parents and kinship caregivers. Effective January 1, 2016, Camp Fees and Vacation Allowance for children in foster and kinship care increases to $500 a year. In addition, the automatic relief and respite available to foster parents and kinship caregivers has been increased from one day…

FASD Training

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FASD Training is offering training throughout the province. This training approaches Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neuro-developmental conditions from a brain-based approach. This goal is to establish a common language for parents and caregivers, professionals and community partners so that there is a shared understanding of the individual from a brain-based perspective. This 12-hour…

Transitioning from Care – A Guide for Caregivers

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Transitioning from Care – A Guide for Caregivers .PDF Download This booklet was created by Jeff Solberg as part of a collaborative project by: Align Association of Community Services, formerly Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families  & Alberta Foster Parent Association. This booklet will provide the tools, resources, and information needed for caregivers…

The Pathway to Better Mental Health

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The Pathway to Better Mental Health – Making Every Step Count for Children in Care (.PDF download) This booklet was created by Jeff Solberg as part of a collaborative project for ALIGN Association of Community Services and Alberta Foster Parent Association from grant funding provided by the Alberta Government. How This Guide Can Help You:…