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…

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…

Flying Canoe Festival 2019

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On January 31st, 2019 and February 1st & 2nd, 2019, come out to a fun filled celebration of  Métis culture! Its a great opportunity to learn and teach children in a creative way. For more information visit:  https://www.flyingcanoevolant.ca/

Inner Circle January 9, 2019- February 13, 2019

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Inner Circle is a new program through our G.I.R.L.S. Empowered and Strong program at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton. This free 6-week group program is designed to strengthen relationships between caregivers and teen girls through learning communication skills, building trust, and connecting with Indigenous culture. Registration Details Participants must register in pairs: one teen…

*UPDATE* POSTAL SERVICES DISRUPTION

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The “72 hour strike notice” that was issued by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to the Canada Post Corporation last week has now taken effect. As of 00:01 October 22, 2018, 24 hour rotating strikes have begun across the country. Edmonton (Alberta) is one of four locations effected October 22, 2018. The strikes…

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

2019 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: (Submission Deadline is June 30th) 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…

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…