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
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.
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
MARCH 24, 2021
New Child Intervention Practice Guidance March 24, 2021.
- 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