This memo has many important links within it, so please take the time to open and see what is happening in the next while and what resources are available to you and your agencies.
Align also wants to take this time to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to children and families in Alberta. It has not been an easy road the last while.
If You Haven’t registered yet! Bill C-92 “From Compliance to Connection” Virtual Workshop - June 11, 2020 10:00 AM -12:00 PM LINK:
ALIGN is pleased to host a
4 Part Leadership Series
focusing on today's constant change, presented by Karen Caine & Nicole Van Kuppeveld of Organizations by Design. Read more about this exciting series and register here:
ALIGN invites you to participate in a Bi-Weekly Communication Zoom Gathering regarding the Provincial FRNs with other organizations in the province. Please register here: Family Resource Networks (FRN) Communication Gathering Link:
CWLC Family Connections Webinar
You and your families are invited to an online event for foster, kinship and customary care families to learn and hear how your peers have been nurturing connections to family, community, culture and language in difficult circumstances.
Months of physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a significant impact on the development, family relationships, cultural connections, and mental health of children and youth.
We must all be creative and determined in our efforts to protect, maintain and increase young people’s connections to family, community, culture, and language, both now, and after the pandemic.
Because the majority of children and youth who come into care are placed in family settings, foster, kinship, and customary care families have a big role to play.
Governments are easing restrictions on family visitation, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about the future. Families are having to manage their own health and well-being, while caring for children and youth who need additional support.
This session will be held on June 16 at 4 pm - 5:30 pm and the cost is FREE. Register here: Family Connections - CWLC Webinar Link:
COVID-19 CS Resources
It has been brought to ALIGN’s attention that in the hazard assessment template developed by CS, some links are not able to access as they are password protected. One document that may be helpful to review is the Vehicle Cleaning Guidelines as you move forward with developing your hazard assessment for home visitors. Hazard Assessment - Coronavirus Vehicle Cleaning Guidelines tips Link:
The following documents were sent with the non-medical masks that CS is distributing. ALIGN is providing this link so you can print off as needed. Masks for Caregivers Link:
Other Resources Training
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Toolkit
- an interactive training video with accompanying templates - provides an introduction to OHS legislation and to policies and procedures your organization needs to implement to be compliant.