Upcoming Conferences and Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming FASD relevant events! Click on each picture for more information.
The FASD Network of Saskatchewan is hosting “Challenge the Conversation” this week. Please leave us a comment about your experiences and conversations if you’re attending this event. We’d love to hear from you!
The 22nd Annual National Supported Employment Conference is May 30 to June, 2017. CanFASD researchers are attending this conference and we will share what we learn on the blog. We’re looking forward to learning about tangible strategies for supporting successful employment as well as advances to the Collective Impact Framework priority areas that were developed at last year’s CASE conference.
Collective Impact is defined as the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration. The concept of collective impact hinges on the idea that complex social problems are beyond the capacity of any one sector, working alone, to effectively address them. In order to create lasting solutions to such social problems on a large-scale, a coordinated effort is needed across multiple sectors willing to work together towards a clearly defined goal. From the CASE Conference, held in Edmonton, Alberta in June, 2016 there were six clear priority areas identified by delegates of this event. These are areas where continued dialogue within a Collective Impact Framework improvement is perceived to have the potential to leverage greater outcomes.
The 2017 National FASD Conference will be in Calgary on October 24 -27, 2017. The Government of Alberta will be hosting this event on behalf of the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership (CNFASDP) and the Alberta FASD Cross-Ministry Committee. It will combine the CNFASDP and the annual Alberta FASD Conferences.
The call for abstracts is open until April 5, 2017 and registration for the conference opens in May 2017.
CanFASD presented a poster at the 2017 Early Years Conference and we’re looking forward to the 2018 conference.