Category Archives: Events

Lakeland Centre for FASD Presents: SYSTEMS OF CARE, An approach to Mental Health & Substance Abuse

For more information or to register please phone 780-594-9905 or email 

Free Event: Support Needs and Service Pathways for Parents with Learning Difficulties

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The Family and Disability Studies Initiative is holding a free event this August focused on better understanding the support needs of parents with learning difficulties.

Support Needs and Service Pathways for Parents with Learning Difficulties

Join the Conversation

August 21, 2018

  • Hear about the latest research on parents and parenting with learning difficulties
  • Learn about the Support Needs andService Pathways Project
  • Participate in a policy and practice issues forum: Building capacity across sectors to better support parents with learning difficulties and their children
  • Network with policy makers, researchers and practitioners in the field

For further details, please see the attached information sheet from the University of Alberta. Register now at


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Our Participation in the K-Days Parade

We have received the details concerning our participation in the K-Days Parade! If you have registered to walk with EFAN please take note of some important details!

  • We are entry #114
  • Please be at our assigned area not later than 9:30 am.
  • Access to our entry point is at 104 Ave and 105 St. Parking will be limited.
  • Please plan accordingly to park and walk to our meeting point.
  • The staging area will be on 108th street, and we line up according to our number (so look for #114)!
  • The event goes rain or shine so please dress for the weather.
  • Don’t forget to wear your shirt, hat, red shoes, umbrella, and whistle.
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • We cannot stop during the parade, a forward motion must be maintained!
  • The parade starts around 108 st and travels down Jasper Ave to 101 St (approximately 1.4 km).
  • If you have any question please email Lisa at
  • If you need assistance the morning of the parade please text Lisa at 780-919-0354

For more details about the parade please check out the Entrants Parade Day Manual: 2018 K-Days Parade – Entrants Parade Day Manual

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FASD Frontline Meeting: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Please join us for the upcoming FASD Frontline meeting!

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HBHC Webinar – Managing trauma exposure and compassion fatigue in the health care professional – what works? Best practices


June 21st, 2018 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT
To register please go to:

Requirements: A computer with speakers (or headset) and high-speed internet are required to participate in this webinar. If speakers (or headset) are not available, a telephone would be required and a toll-free number will be provided.
Webinar Description: Compassion fatigue refers to the profound emotional and physical exhaustion that all of us can develop over time while working in health care environments: complex cases, large volume of work, chronicity, the wear and tear of the job, challenging patients and colleagues – all of these can contribute to developing compassion fatigue. 

With two decades of research proving that working in high stress, trauma-exposed professions carries elements of risk to the care provider: compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout can take a cumulative tolls on us as individuals and as teams. What can professionals do to protect themselves from the difficult stories that they work with on a regular basis, limited resources and high volume of work, while still remaining effective and compassionate?

Learning Objectives

  • Key Factors that increase risks of compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary trauma
  • Early intervention strategies 
  • Workplace strategies: what works? 
Françoise Mathieu M.Ed., CCC. RP.
Co-Executive Director, TEND
Compassion Fatigue Specialist
Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Certified Member of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association


For content inquiries, contact:
Hiltrud Dawson,; 1-800-397-9567 or 416-408-2249, ext. 2250.
For technical support:
Refer to the Webinar Tips sheet If none of the tips solve your problem, contact:

This webinar will be recorded.
Connection details:
Once you register, you will be sent a “ticket” through Event Brite, which will contain the connection details, also provided below.
A few minutes prior to the start of the webinar, please follow these instructions:
1)    Join the Webinar using the link on your Event Brite ticket.

Depending on your computer configuration, you may be able to hear the audio at this point through your computer speakers or headset. If that is not the case, you can call in to the teleconferencing number below (step 2).
2)    Join the teleconference using the call-in number and code on your ticket. 

Webinar June 20th, 2018: Employment, The Philosophy of Inclusion


Register now for the June 20, 2018, Employment Webcast

Join us for this free webcast titled: The Philosophy and Practice of Inclusion – A Discussion.

In this panel discussion, we bring together individuals from different backgrounds to discuss some of the philosophical and professional/practical challenges that organizations are facing for inclusion. We will look at the broader scope of inclusion, covering topics related to disability, but also age, gender and more. Specific topics include:

  • HR / management practices – hiring, compensation, training and more
  • Harassment and other forms of exclusion
  • How employers who want to be more inclusive can do it, and prove it

This webcast will be relevant to anyone who would have a role to play with inclusion in the workplace.

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. MST
Speakers: Mike Annett, Kim Bechtel and an Employer Representative (TBD)
Register Here
Format: Moderated panel discussion 
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

Speaker Bios:
Dr. Mike Annett is an Assistant Professor of Human Resources Management at MacEwan University.

Mr. Kim Bechtel is the Founder and CEO of PostWorkApps.

Mike and Kim will be joined by an employer representative (to be confirmed).

Previous webcasts are available on the CSS Learning Series website

This session is part of an ongoing series of learning webcasts for employment of persons with disabilities. The government is focused on ensuring Albertans with disabilities have access to and are supported in meaningful job opportunities that contribute to a rich and fulfilling life.

These webcasts provide a forum for open dialogue to discuss issues around employment for individuals with disabilities. These sessions are intended to spark the collective imagination of individuals, families, agencies and employers on how we can all work collaboratively to create inclusive workplaces and communities.

Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society AGM: September 4, 2018

It’s almost that time of year again for the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network Society Annual General Meeting. This year we will be hosting our AGM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the Catholic Social Services office (10320 146 Street, Edmonton Alberta). Please join us and the youth of the McDaniel Youth Program in Walking TOGETHER as CHANGE MAKERS, as we listen to their stories and feast with one another. Please rsvp to to save your spot!

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