Communications Memo #27
For Immediate Release
June 10, 2020
Dear Members,

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.

ALIGN Updates :

HURRY! 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:  https://conta.cc/2MuBqpB  
 

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:  https://conta.cc/3hdfygF   
 
 
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:  https://conta.cc/2UltYkT  

 
 
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: https://conta.cc/2ze1Nx4  
 

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:  https://conta.cc/2MJhfV6   

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:  https://conta.cc/3f9GVXa  


Other Resources Training
 
Wellness Works Canada June Newsletter : Check out tips, tools and resources to help you build a healthy, high performing work culture. Link:  https://shoutout.wix.com/so/2fN7sxIIY?cid=0be20e7e-8cc4-4274-91f1-e7048bafb37e#/main  

IntegralOrg's  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.
Please remember that staying current regarding information from Alberta Health Services and Government is necessary in this pandemic and you can find all the current information you need at this link  https://www.alberta.ca/news.aspx.
Thank you,

Rhonda Barraclough, Executive Director
ALIGN Association of Community Services
780-428-3660 |  RhondaB@alignab.ca
Cell: 780 233 5459
#255 Bonnie Doon Centre
8330 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6C 4E3