Conference and Workshops

Disclaimer for Workshop and Employment Postings on the CYCAA Website

The Workshop and Job board on this website is provided as a support to our members. Those accessing the CYCAA website and using the workshop or job board must recognize that the association is not endorsing any of the content. The Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta does not take responsibility for the professional conduct, practice, and decisions of its members. As an individual accessing this information you are doing so of your own volition and will does hereby release and forever discharge the Child and Youth Care Association, and its officers, board, employees, and contractors, jointly and severally from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands for, upon or by reason of damage, loss or injury, which hereafter may be sustained from engaging with any workshop or job that is or was accessed on this CYCAA website. To read the entire disclaimer click here Job board Disclaimer


Survey for GMU Post Degree Specialization Certificate Program

The Department of Child & Youth Care from MacEwan University in Edmonton is  exploring to see if there is interest in the development of Child and Youth Care post degree specialization certificate programs. We are asking people to complete a brief survey to investigate community interest in this. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and all participants have the option of entering a draw for a $50.00 gift card. Clink on the following link to complete the survey. The survey closes July 1st. Thank you.



ALIGN would like to invite the membership to join us for a discussion regarding the  Strategic Direction of ALIGN. We will be hosting meetings across the province in July. Please register for the city closest to you.  We look forward to seeing you in July.

Edmonton – July 17 –  1:00-4:00 pm

ALIGN office – #258, 8330-82 Ave. Bonnie Doon Mall, Edmonton, T6C 4E3


Lethbridge – July 18 – 1:00-4:00 pm

Lethbrigde College – Richardson Oilseed Room – 3000 College Drive South,Lethbridge, T1K 1L6


Calgary –     July 19 – 1:00-4:00 pm

Hull Services – Social Room – 22666 Woodpark Ave S.W, Calgary, T2W 2Z8


Red Deer –  July 20 – 10:00-2:00 pm

McMann – #121,4804-50 Street, Innisfail – T4G 1C2



Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.

Neufeld Institute Conference | Resilience, Recovery, & Relationship: Towards Flourishing Children & Youth | November 15 – 17 | Calgary

High Functioning Autism | November 21 | Edmonton

Healing & Treating Trauma, Addictions, and Related Disorders Conference | November 27-November 29 | Calgary

2 Day Advanced Mindfulness Training | December 4 – 5 | Edmonton

more details and information can be found at







Omanitew training  June 19-22, 2017

This four day experiential learning opportunity will impact how you think, work and evaluate yourself and your organization from an Indigenous worldview.   Presenters include: Dr. Leona Makokis and Dr. Ralph Bodor.

There is limited space for this training opportunity so register now!

CORRECTED Poster Omanitew june 2017


ALIGN Trauma Informed Learning Series

ALIGN has now opened registration for Day 2 of the Trauma Informed Learning Series.  Please find attached the flyer with additional information about the training series.  Registration information is below.

Edmonton: June 15 – Early Childhood Development Support Services, 13025 St. Albert Trail

Red Deer: June 20th – CrossRoads Church,

38105 RR 275

Calgary: June 21 – Croatian Cultural Centre,

3010-12 St. NE

Lethbridge: June 27th – Family Ties, 911-3 Ave

for more information:  Trauma Informed Care Learning Series Day 2


Community Initiatives Against Family Violence (CIAFV)

For Details and to register, please click on the following link:

CIAFV members receive 50% off when they use the offer code CIAFVMEMBER when registering!


Attention Recent Child and Youth Care Graduates

Participate in a Study from Simon Fraser University:

“Investigating a “Rite of Passage” into a community of practice – A collaborative self-discovery into emergent Canadian Child and Youth Care practitioner self-concept during a public post-secondary education program”

For more information please  see Recruitment flyer-Mark Littlefield version2 feb24-2017

This study needs recent Child and Youth Care Graduates from across Canada!  Study will run from May to September, 2017.


Jack Hirose & Associates Inc.

Workshop #11: 3 Day Mindfulness Intensive  Date & Location: July 3-5, 2017  Banff, AB

Workshop #12: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Four-Day Intensive  Date & Location: July 17-20, 2017 Banff, AB

8:30am – 4:30pm (Days 1-3)

8:30am – 2:30pm (Day 4)

Detailed information for the above workshops can be found at Workshops

To register or for more information visit



Transitions can be a difficult time for many children. We are offering you the opportunity to increase your toolbox with additional skills and strategies. We will cover assessments, visual spport strategies and offering choices to the clients. Skill building supports for the client will also be explored including modeling and motivators.

View our On-Demand webinars here…Webinars on Demand