ALIGN Communication Memo #22

Well it has been an exciting week here in Alberta as we start the reopening

process and adapt to the new way of being. I hope that everyone has a chance

to enjoy the long weekend somewhat and gets a bit of a rest. We have a very

short Communication Memo today with just a couple of resources.

REACH Edmonton would like to invite you to join us for a free webinar,

Supporting Families Through COVID-19: Keeping Kids Safe , presented by

Brooklyn Alcock and Kathryn MacDonald from Zebra Child Protection Centre .

This webinar is developed and organized in collaboration with many community

partners and volunteers. We would like to thank all the collaborators for their

support in developing and organizing this event.

What : Introductory overview of how COVID-19 has affected children and families

and how you can support to protect children from maltreatment.

Who : Out of School Time staff and volunteers, community volunteers (open to

anyone who would like to learn more about keeping kids safe!)

When : Thursday, May 21st, 11 am – Noon (MDT)

Where : Zoom Webinar (access link will be shared after registration through


More details and registration : Please feel free to share this event with your networks and contact Rie at

[email protected] if you have any questions.

Some of the Foster Care Agencies received a notice yesterday from the AFKA

regarding ZOOM focus groups for foster and kinship caregivers today (Friday

May 15, 2020) and a survey to complete if the meetings could not be attended.

Just to let you know that the AFKA has extended the survey deadline to Tuesday May 19, 2020 end of day instead of Sunday May 17, 2020. The AFKA Survey

can be found here: , please forward

to your caregivers.

Please find the link here for the Weekly Covid-19 Q & A May 13, 2020: CSS Disability


Please find the link here to the May 15, 2020 OHS ES eNews:

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We have another exceptional line up of presenters who will stimulate our learning and enhance our ability to help children and families.

Fridays Jan. 15 – Feb 5, 2021
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Call To Action

Contribute to Special Issue Journal focusing on COVID-19/Child Welfare

Contribute To ALIGN’s CONNECTIONS Newsletter For Indigenous Children and Youth, and their Caregivers

Reminder to Members! Send in your agencies  training events and let ALIGN help you promote them.

We are a collection of allies – a unified community of agencies that represents the diverse needs of Alberta’s children and families. We are proud to champion the work of our front line service providers and to support our members. Together, we are stronger.

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