ALBERTA MINISTRY UPDATES

CURRENT PRACTICE GUIDE
Child Intervention Practice Guidance MARCH 24, 2021.

Children’s Services Caregiver Resources and Guidance COVID-19Pandemic Response JANUARY 6, 2021
Children’s Service COVID-19 Group and Campus Based Facilities Practice Guidance FEBRUARY, 2021

ALSO SEE MINISTRY UPDATES SPECIFIC TO
COVID Children’s Services Updates
FSCD and PDD


MINISTRY UPDATES

APRIL 14, 2021
Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant Funding for small- and medium-sized businesses, co-ops and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 to offset a portion of their costs. April 2021 update: Applications for additional payment Applications for an additional payment of the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant for organizations impacted by the April 2021 health public health orders will open soon. The payment is calculated as 15% of the eligible organization’s pre-curtailed monthly revenue to a maximum of $10,000. Eligible organizations must demonstrate a revenue reduction of 30% as well as meet the program’s other eligibility criteria.

APRIL 7, 2021
Funding not-for-profits to support Alberta’s recovery April 07, 2021
Twenty-one civil society organizations will benefit from $7 million in provincial funding to support community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new Civil Society Fund, Alberta’s government is providing $20 million over three years to expand civil society’s capacity to address social problems. This year, $7 million will support vulnerable Albertans during the pandemic and help build lasting solutions to pressing social challenges, some of which have been aggravated by the pandemic.

MARCH 31, 2021
New Domestic Violence Legislation Coming Into Effect – Alberta’s Version Of Clare’s Law Will Come Into Effect On April 1, 2021.

The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act gives people who feel at risk of domestic violence a way to get information about their partners so they can make informed choices about their safety. Alberta’s version of Clare’s Law is named after a young woman killed by an ex-boyfriend with a history of violence against women.

Alberta.ca Employers and service providers can apply to receive free rapid test kits for use in their organization’s COVID-19 screening program.
The rapid testing program is open to any public, private or not-for-profit employer or service provider with an approved COVID-19 screening program overseen by an eligible health care provider.



MARCH 26, 2021
Disability Community Information Session  – Dr. Deena Hinshaw CMO & Merrithew-Mercredi ADM on Safe Vaccines

Alberta Community and Social Services, in partnership with Alberta Health, is pleased to invite members of the disability community to an information session on March 31, 2021. During the session, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Trish Merrithew-Mercredi, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Health Public Health and Compliance Division will provide an overview of the vaccines that are approved, Alberta’s approach, vaccination program goals and roll out.

The aim of this session is to ensure persons with disabilities have the most up-to-date information and understanding of the overall priorities for Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccination program and processes for vaccination of Albertans.

When: Wednesday, March 31, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Webex link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89694726927?pwd=d0N3S29RYWQwMEtQTWY3MUJhWi9JQT09

PIN: 161803



MARCH 26, 2021
Children’s Services Caregiver Training Update Safe Babies March 26, 2021WFD is pleased to let you know that the following training materials are now available: Safe Babies the Babysteps manual is now replaced with the Alberta Health Services ‘Healthy Parents Healthy Children’ resource which can be accessed online select ‘I’m a parent’ to access the resource guide

Updates
  • Medical Appointments Chapter: Updated information for COVID-19 Immunization for youth.
  • Support for Caregiver Chapter: Updated information for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for youth, traveling and etc.Please remember to use the [email protected] email address for your questions as CS is still answering and tracking them.


MARCH 23, 2021
Government Release March 22, 2021 New Overdose Prevention App Coming to Alberta

Alberta’s government will be testing a new Digital Overdose Response System (DORS). The mobile app will help protect people using opioids and other substances while alone in their homes.



MARCH 11, 2021
Bill 53 came into force on March 26, 2021 Bill 53: the Service Alberta Statutes (Virtual Meetings) Amendment Act allows thousands of businesses, non-profits, societies, cooperatives and condominium corporations the option to meet and vote online, as opposed to in person.

Bill 59 Second Reading March 24, 2021
Bill 58, the Freedom to Care Act, would make it easier for non-profits to access exemptions, allow Alberta’s government to grant new one-time regulatory exemptions and provide individual volunteers with liability protections. Non-profits and charitable organizations are



FEBRUARY 23, 2021
Tip Sheet_Critical Worker Benefit



FEBRUARY 18, 2021 CSS
Ken Dropko, MEd Memo Regarding Applications for Alberta Critical Worker Benefit

Good afternoon CSS partners,

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on frontline service providers delivering supports to the most vulnerable Albertans. In appreciation for the continued efforts of frontline workers, the Government of Alberta recently announced the Alberta Critical Worker Benefit Program.  Additional information is available at: https://www.alberta.ca/critical-worker-benefit.aspx



February 1, 2021
FCSS Indigenous Caregiver Café Remote/Online

With the current social distancing practices in place, we know that it can get overwhelming. We are providing this opportunity to focus on:

  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Being a Strong Parent/Caregiver
  • Building Positive Relationships with your children.


January 29, 2021
Alberta’s Government Will Continue The Current Service Model With Residential And Personal Care Facilities For People With Disabilities In Edmonton And Calgary.

News Release Supporting Services For Albertans With Disabilities January 29, 2021
There were 150 responses to the survey that was sent to the families and guardians of individuals using these facilities. Overall, the majority of respondents indicated they prefer to have their loved ones stay at the current locations, served by current staff. They indicated they are opposed to transitioning to new service providers. After reviewing the feedback and data, the government has decided to continue the current model of service delivery at these facilities. Read Full



UPDATE Jan 20 2021
COMMUNITY SERVICES STAFF SAFETY INITIATIVE (CSSSI

ACDS, ALIGN, and the Government of Alberta ministries of Children’s Services and Community and Social Services,  are pleased to share with our members the resources available through the Community Services Staff Safety Initiative (CSSSI); an initiative to increase staff safety and reduce harassment and violence in community service workplaces in Alberta.


PRIOR TO 2021

CS – FRN Interface between FRNs and Child Intervention High-level Implementation Plan November 2020

CS – Organizational Chart ECS October 5, 2020

CS – Organizational Chart CS Transitions and Intervention Supports October 5, 2020

CS – Organizational Chart Policy, Innovation and Indigenous Connections October 5, 2020

COVID 19 – ALIGN Q and A Follow Up JULY 20, 2020

COVID 19 ALIGN Follow Up Q & A July 23, 2020

PowerPoint May 20, 2020 CS Well Being and Resiliency Supporting Safe and Healthy Children and Families

COVID 19 & CS – Information For Contract Service Providers Coronavirus (COVID-19) Child Intervention Response Update As Of 430 PM March 16, 2020

COVID 19 – ALIGN Update on Communication With CS March 19, 2021

COVID-19 – ALIGN Guide for Members March 2020

COVID – 19 – ALIGN Update To Members Regarding Collaboration with CS March 2020

AHS – COVID-19: Returning Traveler Guidance for AHS Employees and Members of the Medical and Midwifery Staffs March 2020

CS – CSS 2019-20 Budget Estimates

CS – CSS 2019-20 Ministry Business Plans

CS – FRN  Well Being and Resiliency Supporting Safe and Healthy Children and Families March 2019

CS  – ALIGN Letter to CS Minister Schulz Regarding Budget 2019

Bill 22 Special Policy Release to ALIGN regarding Enhancement Policy Manual and Bill 22 Changes 2019

Alberta.ca Occupational Health and Safety Code June 2018

Alberta.ca DFNA Revisions-Enhancement-Act-Policy-Manual-December 2018

Alberta.ca Applying for a joint work site health and safety committee 2018

Children’s Services’ Indigenous Cultural Knowing Framework (ICUF) 2018

Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections PS4LLC 2018

4 Areas of Connection PS4LLC 2018

Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections pptx 2018

Frequently asked Questions Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections Caregivers 2018

Practice Strategies for Lifelong Connections – Full Booklet 2018

Alberta Mental Health Services Protection Act Technical Briefing November 2018

Alberta QA Mental Health Services Protection November 2018

Alberta Fact Sheet Mental Health Services Protection November 2018

Alberta.ca OHS Cannabis & Youth in Alberta: Resources & Information for Caregivers 2018

Alberta Mental Health Advocacy Coalition (AMHAC) Message AMH Patient Letter Redacted 2018

Alberta Mental Health Advocacy Coalition (AMHAC) Message Who Are We 2018

Alberta Mental Health Advocacy Coalition (AMHAC) Message AMH Distrust.NECHC.University 2018

FSCD – WHAT WE HEARD Feedback from parents, families and advocates in the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program June 2018

FSCD Letter from Minister Sabir to FSCD Colleagues June, 2018

FSCD – Policy 10-77 Specialized Services for Children with Severe Disabilities 2018

FSCD – Policy 2-7 Family-Centred Supports and Services 2018

FSCD – Policy 7-3 Matters to be Considered 2018

FSCD – Policy 2-8 FSCD Program Outcomes 2018

FSCD – Information to Parents – Multi-Year Agreements 2018

FSCD Information for Parents – FSCD Concerns Resolution

FSCD Information for Parents – FSCD Specialized Services Practices and Approa… 2018

FSCD Information for Parents – General Specialized Services 2018

FSCD Policy 2-7 Family-Centred Supports and Services-2 2018

FSCD Practice Shift – Service Provider Discussions 2018-1

PDD Review – Letter from Community and Social Services Office of the Minister Ifran Sabir Oct 2, 2018

PDD Review – Letter from Alberta Community and Social Services Office of the Minister re PDD Review October 12, 2018

PDD Review – Program Review Discussion Guide Fall 2018

PDD – Letter of Introduction from New Advocate of Persons With Disabilities Tony Flores Nov 2018

PDD Review – ACDS Submission to Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Program Review Panel Dec 2018

Danielle Larivee CS Minister Correspondence Re: Post Budget 2018 Teleconference April 4 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention Legislation 2018

Child Intervention- Alberta.ca Child Intervention What is a Safety Assessment 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention What is a Safety Assessment 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention 101 What Do You Knew To Know 2018

Child Intervention – Letter from Danielle Larivee Minister March 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention Dispute Resolution 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention Dispute Resolution 2018

Child Intervention – Alberta.ca Child Intervention Reporting a Consern 2018

Alberta Mental Health Advocacy Coalition (AMHAC) Message AMH De-skilling Publicly Funded AMH Services Available to most Underserved and Vulnerable Clients 2017

The Regulation of Counselling Therapy in Alberta AUGUST 2017 FACT Alberta Steering Committee 2017

LGBTQ2S-Youth-Housing-And-Shelter-Guidelines 2017

Alberta Care Worker Safety Focused Inspection Program Care Worker Stakeholder Presentation 2017

Child Review Panel Alberta Government Report – Child Intervention Practice in Alberta Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention June 5, 2017

Child Intervention Review Panel Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention June 5 2017(1)

Child Review Panel Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention June 5 2017 (2)

Child Review Panel – Ministerial Child Review Panel Minutes  2nd mtg 2017

Child Review Panel – Ministerial Panel On Child Intervention Meeting 1 Summary 2017

The Alberta Child Welfare Class Action NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT APPROVAL 2016

Service Delivery – Update  CYS and the Service Delivery Regions – Where Things Are At June 2016

Procurement – Human Services Procurement Initiative and Pre-Qualified Resource Lists 2016

Procurement – Human Services Procurement Table Letter to Service Providers January 2016

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