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ALIGN Honoring & Remembering the 215 Indigenous Children
It is with heavy hearts that we, the ALIGN team and Board of Directors, acknowledge and grieve the loss of 215 children’s’ lives of the Tk’emlups te Secweepemc near Kamloops BC and the future lives that will be uncovered over time. We have given protocol to Elders to pray for these children and for our work ahead. We humbly acknowledge the painful memories this news raises and hold that knowledge respectfully. We extend our sincere sympathies for those children and their families…. Read Full Bulletin Here

Community Services Staff Safety Initiative (CSSSI) Online Modules Final Launch March 2021 On behalf of ACDS, ALIGN, and the Government of Alberta Ministries of Children’s Services and Community and Social Services, we are very pleased to announce that all the resources are now completed and available through the Community Services Staff Safety Initiative (CSSSI), which aims to increase staff safety and reduce harassment and violence in community services workplaces in Alberta VIEW MODULES HERE

ALIGN Introduction to Child Intervention In Alberta  Online Self-Study Guide The objective of the 9 modules is to provide a base introduction to Child Intervention in Alberta for new people on-boarding into the work with agencies and is intended as an optional resource to organizations.

Resources for Individuals, Businesses, and Not-For-Profits During the COVID-19 Crisis May 20, 2020 : A resource from ALIGN , ECVO, and ACDS. This document is a follow-up to our March 24th publication on resources for individuals, businesses, and not-for-profits. Some clarification has been provided on what government resources not-for-profits and charities are able to access 

ALIGN Agency Response to Kinship Care Redesign (Revised June 3 2019)

The purpose of this report is to provide input regarding the Kinship Care Redesign currently being developed by the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Children’s Services. ALIGN Association of Community Services is a membership association of agencies providing services to children and families in Alberta. ALIGN has represented child welfare and family service providers in Alberta for over 50 years. Member agencies provide a wide range of financial, emotional and practical supports to kinship caregivers, children, youth and families.

What does the research say about Kinship Care? What are other jurisdictions doing?
In addition, examples from the research literature regarding kinship care outcomes – and examples of kinship care models in other jurisdictions – were gathered to provide context and to further support the ALIGN response to kinship care redesign in Alberta.

See Related – ALIGN and Child Review Panel




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