Conference and Workshops

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CYCAA    The CYCAA Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, May 24th in Calgary from 4:30 to 5:15 pm, in the Social Room at Hull Services.  Address is 2266 Woodpark Avenue SW.  TheAGM will be followed by a presentation from Dr. Patricia Kostouros and Michelle Briegel on the registration of Child and Youth Care Counsellors under the College of Counselling Therapy.   Stay tuned for more details.  You can also check out the new website for ACTA-Alberta.

Regulation Update Infographic Final

Regulation Update




ALIGN  will be hosting their annual membership meeting on Friday April 26 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Holiday Inn in Red Deer.  We hope you will be able to join us to hear about important sector updates and for a chance to network with others in the sector.  A registration link is below and an agenda will be sent out closer to the event.

ALIGN Association of Community Services   780-428-3660


UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA  –  Conference April 25 – 27, 2019

Child and Youth Care in Action VI.  Moving Through Trails and Trails Towards Community Wellness.

Conference registration is now open!

 There are three registration options:

v  Early Bird Registration (until February 28th) — $200

v  Regular Registration (starting March 1st) — $245

v  Current Student Registration — $115

REGISTER HERE        For further details about the conference, please visit our conference website:

Please contact Caroline Green, Conference Coordinator (, for further conference information or with any questions about the registration process.


ALBERTA CHILDREN SERVICES:  Message for Stakeholders, Partners and Contributors: Release of the Well-Being and Resiliency Framework


We are pleased to share the new Well-Being and Resiliency: A Framework for Supporting Safe and Healthy Children and Families  The Framework is intended to guide Children’s Services in enhancing and increasing prevention and early intervention services and supports for Alberta’s children, youth and families.  It builds upon the former Prevention and Early Intervention Framework for Children, Youth and Families (2012) by capturing emerging research and leading practices and reflecting the cultural diversity of our province.  The Framework also incorporates Indigenous perspectives on well-being and resiliency and offers an interconnected perspective by sharing insights about how well-being and resiliency are promoted from both western and Indigenous world-views.


Alberta’s approach to well-being and resiliency has been formed by three complimentary documents: the Well-Being and Resiliency Framework, the kâ-nâkatohkêhk miyo-ohpikinawâwasowin (miyo) Resource, and the Evaluation Framework.  These documents work together and build on one another to define and implement Alberta’s approach for service delivery staff and agency partners.   The documents are now available on the website (search for “well-being and resiliency”) or by clicking on the following links:


UA Faculty of Extension Research Seminar – Mark your calendars for this month’s research seminar on March 27 at Enterprise Square downtown at 3:30 to 4:30 pm  (open to public).  See the Poster   Research Seminar UA
Exploring Community Engaged Scholarship Through the Metis Settlement Life Skills Project    Fay Fletcher, Professor
Engaging People Living in Poverty: What Can We Learn?
Emma Wallace, Master’s Student in Community Engagement


Check out this new book by Patricia Kostouros and Michelle Briegel (CYCAA Directors and Instructors at Mount Royal University)    CHILD AND YOUTH CARE PRACTICE – Collected Wisdom for New Practitioners  Book – Child and Youth Care Practice    BUY THE BOOK as paperback or ebook


CYC-ASSETS    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