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ALIGN Communication Memo #18

Dear Members, With the nice weather finally arriving in Alberta, it is getting harder for most of us to cope with the Covid-19 Pandemic isolation and physical distancing. Grant it some individuals fair better than others, but some of us may need a little extra support during these stressful times. Resources ALIGN attended a webinar offered by The Alberta Council

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ALIGN Communication Memo #17

This is as urgent message for all of you waiting on PPEs. Some may be delivered over this weekend and so they will be calling the number you put on your order first. If that number is not answered over the weekend, please forward the number to a cell phone or a number that will be answered. Sorry for the short notice as ALIGN

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ALIGN Communication Memo # 16

Dear Members, This communication memo is specifically for those agencies that have FSCD and PDD contracts as part of their service delivery. PDD Telephone Town Hall Meeting Friday April 24, 2020 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Need to register before 10:00am. See information below: The Minister of Community and Social Services (CSS) is hosting a COVID-19 town hall on Friday afternoon where

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Align Communication Memo #15

Dear Members, Children’s Services COVID-19 CAREGIVER PREPAREDNESS PLAN “In order to provide the best support and plan for caregivers and children in care, ministry and agency staff have worked together to develop a standardized contingency planning approach to address the circumstance of a household member becoming ill and impacting the ability to provide care. The intent of this plan is

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NEW PPE Triage Process

COVID-19 Practice Guidance for Service Providers BULLETIN – ACCESS TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) For information on the appropriate PPE required for your organization’s environment, please review the ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES BEST PRACTICES on PPE use. Each Agency must review their existing PPE inventory and continue to source PPE materials through local sources as best as possible. When your PPE

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WEEKLY Communications Gathering – Group and Congregate Care, SIL and Contract Foster Care Providers

To All Alberta Group-Congregate Care, SIL, and Contract Foster Care Providers. ALIGN invites you to participate in a Communication Zoom meeting regarding COVID-19 with other organizations in your area and sector. ALIGN will host these Communication meetings to provide a forum to support organizations to communicate with each other; as well as problem-solve together. ALIGN will also be able to

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ALIGN Communication Memo #14

Important Provincial Foster Care Meeting Within the next two weeks, all foster and kinship homes in the province will need to have a Caregiver Emergency Preparedness Plan completed and posted on the CS Information System. Ministry staff and Foster Care Regional Representatives will be attending the Monday Agency Foster Care meeting so that the details can be discussed. If you

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ALIGN Communications Memo #13

Here is an updated Children’s Services “Information For Contract Service Providers” with yesterday’s updates (electronic IRC and Child maintenance invoice): https://conta.cc/2z6UuHj. ALIGN has posted on their COVID-19 Research page an interesting article on Child-welfare and Pandemic 2020. The CWLC has done a very good summary of the above article; which you will find here https://conta.cc/2KacNgJ. CWLC has just published a guidance note

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WEEKLY Communications Gathering – Group and Congregate Care, SIL and Contract Foster Care Providers

To All Alberta Group-Congregate Care, SIL, and Contract Foster Care Providers. ALIGN invites you to participate in a Communication Zoom meeting regarding COVID-19 with other organizations in your area and sector. ALIGN will host these Communication meetings to provide a forum to support organizations to communicate with each other; as well as problem-solve together. ALIGN will also be able to

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Communications Memo #12

Financial Information As you know there was a letter this week to agencies from Minister Schulz outlining financial management strategies that the GOA will be implementing. ALIGN responded immediately to your concerns by way of a letter to the minister. You will find a copy of this letter and Minister Schulz’s response here: https://conta.cc/2yLk6Jv. Telephone Town Hall Align promised to provide you

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ALIGN Communications Memo #10

Dear Members On Saturday April 4, 2020 many of you joined in to an informative hour long Telephone Town Hall where the Minister of Children’s Services, Rebecca Schulz, and the Minister of Community and Social Services, Rajan Sawhney were joined by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hinshaw . This provided an opportunity to ask Dr. Hinshaw questions about the public health protocols

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ALIGN Communication Memo #11

New information as of yesterday as per the Chief Medical Officers, Dr. Hinshaw’s recommendations: • AHS has expanded its testing criteria for COVID-19 to include symptomatic individuals in the following roles or age groups: Group home and shelter workers First responders, including firefighters Those involved in COVID-19 enforcement, including police, peace officers, bylaw officers, environmental health officers, and Fish and Wildlife

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Communications Memo #9 For Immediate Release

Dear Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic, ALIGN is regularly including updates in the Communication Memos and then posting them on the ALIGN’s Web page. Two very important documents are: 1. Covid-19 Practice Guidance for Supported Independent Living, Group and Residential Care in Alberta and is located on both the ALIGN Communication and CS Directive Pages. 2. CS Contract Service Providers Practice Guide is located on the CS Directives Page. Both

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Communications Memo #8

Dear Members, This Communication Memo will be a Q and A’s for questions and concerns that were raised March 26 and 27 2020 from the Communication Gathering Groups. It is with great sadness that ALIGN sends our condolences to those that worked with or knew Shawn Auger in High Prairie. He died as a result of underlying health issues and contracting

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ALIGN BULLETIN : Economic Resources for Individuals and Non-Profits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

View original here: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Bulletin—All-information-needed.html?soid=1131231812408&aid=IvxwupwdODo Resources for Individuals, Businesses, and Not-For-Profits During the COVID-19 Crisis March 24, 2020 Considering the recent financial struggles many individuals, businesses, and organizations have encountered as a result of COVID-19, governments have put measures in place to assist during this crisis. The Government of Canada announced financial support measures via their Economic Response Plan, including… ● Increasing the

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Communications Memo #7

March 25,2020 CS Information for Service Providers Information for Contract Service Providers  Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Quick Reference Important Reminders 1. Please send information regarding any extra space or staff (identify any staff with specialized training) that your agency has to Golda Cassell at [email protected] . Thank you for your prompt attention to this. 2. Please let Katie at  [email protected]  know the name and updated cell number of your

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