ALIGN Association of Community Services (Formerly AASCF) is 50 years of experience and wisdom; we are experts in leading practices in the sector. The community, teaching institutions, the Government of Alberta and other associations recognize us for our expertise across the province. Our leadership and participation on important issues involving our sector are constantly in demand. With our shared experience and wisdom we act as a central hub for our members to share information, research and resources. We are all working in one unified direction.
After 50 years as a catalyst for advancement in this sector, ALIGN is a respected source of knowledge and history about child and family services issues. In this professional field of practice, members look to ALIGN to offer leadership and training that builds front-line best practice and advances skills in executive leadership. ALIGN continually works with academic leaders and international experts to bring members innovative and impactful opportunities for capacity building.
ALIGN has a reputation for collaborating with government, academia and other professional practice organizations. ALIGN is frequently asked to represent the voices of children, families, and member organizations during policy, practice, and legislative discussions. We have welcomed the voice and leadership of the Indigenous community to collectively strengthen and implement services that promote positive, and healthy outcomes for clients. Our member’s programs and services, respect history and respond to many of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
ALIGN members hold approximately 80% of the Alberta Government contracts for front line child intervention services. Additionally, our members are contracted to provide family support for children with disabilities, early intervention programs and programs for prevention of family violence. Organizations are selected for these contracts because they consistently deliver high quality services at a competitive cost. Our membership provides strong leadership that is flexible and responsive to the changing landscape of life in Alberta. Proven business models, a focus on efficiency, professionalism, and a passion for our work enables members to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable Albertans during good times and bad.
ALIGN IS A MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS
- Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.
- Child Welfare League of Canada
- Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
- First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
- Volunteer Alberta.
ALIGN E.D. Rhonda Barraclough sits on the CIAFV Leadership Team.
ALIGN participation in CYCAA Certification Committee and the Mental Health Services Protection Act Committee and Leadership Team
Member of the AMP Children and Youth in Care Advisory Committeea
AFKA is part of the ALIGN foster care table and we often sit on GOA committees with them as well as AMP mentoring YIC advisory committee.