Alberta Disability Workers Association
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Voice of Albertans with Disabilities

Spring Forum

The VAD Spring Forum will include updates from the Organizaitonal Working Groups in the morning and an Assessment update and candidate's forum in the afternoon. Party leaders have been invited from the NDP, UCP, Liberals and Alberta Party.. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite at Paid VAD Organizational Members receive 2 FREE attendee registrations. Lunch is included.

When: March 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Chateau Nova Yellowhead, 13920 Yellowhead Trail

Calgary Ability Network

Community Forum

The CAN Human Rights table will be hosting a free community discussion on the future of accessibility in Alberta on  at . We will be discussing the potential and the need for a Provincial Accessibility Act similar to what Ontario, Nova Scotia and Manitoba have. Please note that seating is limited and you may use this link to register:

When: March 22, 2019, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Fish Creek Library (11161 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary) 3rd floor community room

Inclusion Alberta

Family Conference 2019

This year's conference will include two full day workshops on Friday: "From Barriers to Belonging: Supporting Inclusion in Secondary Schools using the Power of Peers" by Erik Carter, Ph.D. and "Reducing the Risk of Abuse and Addressing its Impact: Developing an individual response plan" by Nora Baladerian, Ph.D. Saturday has a number of sessions you're sure to find instructive. The president's reception, family celebration dance and youth forum are part of the weekend, too. Click here for more information.

When: April 5 - 6, 2019
Where: Fantsyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall

Alberta Council of Disability Services

Annual Spring Conference

The theme of this yer's conference is "Positioning for New Realities."The 2019 conference will identify and explore the currentand emerging realities in thecommunity disability sector in Alberta and equip participants with the knowledge and tools to support them in their service provision. It will alsoassist organizational leaders to think strategically about the emerging landscape of community disability servicesand allow them to moveforward inthe context of these new realities. Click here for more information and to register.

When: May 13 - 14, 2019
Where: The Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, 1316 33 St NE Calgary, AB

Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

24th Annual National Supported Employment Conference

The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) invites employment service providers & employers working with persons who have disabilities to join them for the 2019 conference whose theme is A Changing Society: Seizing Opportunities, Enhancing Possibilities. This conference is Canada’s largest and leading-edge professional development and networking event around employment inclusion for people with disabilities. Check for event details.

When: June 11-13, 2019
Where: Montreal, Quebec

CMHA Alberta

Working Stronger 2019 Conference

The theme for this year's conference is "Work/Life Balance: Fact or Fiction?" Streams for sessions include Workplace & Personal Wellness, Voice of Lived Experience, and Occupational Health & Safety & the Law. If you have content that you would like to share, click here and make your submission before April 3.

When: October 28-28, 2019
Where: Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton, AB