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Upcoming Events

Human Resource Management

Date: September 07, 2017

Region(s): North

Location: Grande Prairie Regional College

HR has evolved over the past 30+ years to include employee recruitment, engagement, retention, compensation, benefits, health, safety and wellness, strategic planning, and organizational training and development. Human Resource Management focuses on the basic tools to handle various human resource situations such as interviewing, orientation, safety, harassment, discrimination, violence, discipline, and termination. This workshop provides the skills to assist you with many Human Resource situations. Cost: $275.00 Click here for more information and online registration.

Level: (Intermediate)

Introduction to Family Literacy

Date: September 11, 2017

Region(s): West Central

Location: Centre for Family Literacy 11642 142 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 1V4

When: Monday & Tuesday, September 11 & 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trainer: Kim Chung Registration fee: $100/person. Agencies currently offering programming in partnership with the Centre for Family Literacy can have one free registration. Coffee, snack and materials will be provided. Please bring your own bagged lunch or there are a number of alternatives within walking distance (i.e. Wendy’s, Mr. Sub, Burger/Donair, Panda Express). REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Monday August 28, 2017 Introduction to Family Literacy training is a two day training that: provides an opportunity for those new to the field and/or those wishing to broaden their knowledge base of family literacy programs gives an overview of family literacy for practitioners from other sectors working with families where literacy may be an issue covers basic principles such as language development, environmental print and early literacy development enables participants to broaden their awareness of literacy issues in the family offers participants practical literacy strategies to use in their work with families encourages participants to link families with other community resources For more information or to register, CLICK HERE or email Wendy at wendy_peverett@famlit.ca

Books for Babies

Date: September 13, 2017

Region(s): West Central

Location: Centre for Family Literacy 11642 142 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 1V4

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trainer: Darren Hinger Registration fee: $50.00/person. Agencies currently offering this program in partnership with the Centre for Family Literacy can have one free registration. Coffee, snack and materials will be provided. Please bring your own bagged lunch or there are a number of alternatives within walking distance (i.e. Wendy’s, Mr. Sub, Burger/Donair, Panda Express). REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Books for Babies is a facilitated program that encourages parents and other caregivers to share books with babies starting in their first year. The program provides an opportunity for families with infants to meet each other and discuss topics related to their role in their childrens’ language and literacy development. Participating families receive a number of books, easy to read information and a sturdy book bag, Ways to enjoy books together are modeled and shared and tips for choosing age appropriate books are discussed. Offered in partnership with other community agencies, participants benefit from a range of expertise and learn about the range of services and learning opportunities available to them. The program is hosted in accessible community spaces such as family resource centres, public health centres, and libraries, but can also be delivered to individual families within a home visitation framework. Books for Babies is a program delivered in partnership with community agencies that encourages parents to share books with their babies, starting in their first year. It is a four-week program delivered either through one-on-one contacts or in a group setting facilitated by various community partners, including parents from the program. The program is typically offered over 4 weeks, each session is about one hour in length, with a recommended group size of 10 – 15 families. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE or contact wendy_peverett@famlit.ca

Level: (Beginner)

UNESCO's International Literacy Day Celebration Gathering

Date: September 13, 2017

Location: Maskwacis Cultural College

Theme: Literacy in a digital world Time: September 13, 10 am to 3 pm Location: Maskwacis Cultural College Library Presenters: Ningwakwe (Priscilla) George is Anishnawbe from the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation Dale Saddleback from Samson Cree Nation Lese Skidmore is an Anishinaabe filmmaker and digital artist Carla Iacchelli is a Digital Literacy Librarian with the Edmonton Public Library Fees: $150/person. More information: http://collegelibraryservices.blogspot.ca/2017/08/invitation-for-unescos-international.html Contact: Manisha Khetarpal, Maskwacis Cultural College, 780 585 3925 mkhetarpal@mccedu.ca Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/rGHSmOxMvlRgvXdD3

Citizenship Prep Workshop

Date: September 13, 2017

Region(s): East Central

Location: Lloydminster Learning Council Association

Lloydminister extends an invite to any of those interested in participating or learning more about Citizenship prep. In this workshop, participants will explore the essential components of citizenship preparation courses for ESL learners. This workshop will discuss classroom models, course outlines, possible topics, eligibility and the application process, citizenship test preparation, and resources for students and facilitators.A booklet of related resources will be provided. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Identify an appropriate classroom model Plan a course outline for a citizenship preparation course Describe and plan for essential topics related to citizenship Access related resources If you would like to register please call Marj at 780 875 5673. Light snack will be served from 5:30- 6:00 pm

Rhymes that Bind Facilitator Training

Date: September 14, 2017

Region(s): West Central

Location: Centre for Family Literacy 11642 142 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 1V4

When: Thursday September 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trainer: Lisa Ware Registration fee: $50.00/person. Agencies currently offering this program in partnership with the Centre for Family Literacy can have one free registration. Coffee, snack and materials included. Please bring your own bagged lunch or there are a few alternatives within walking distance (i.e. Wendy’s, Mr. Sub, Burger/Donair place and Panda Express). REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Thursday, August 31, 2017 Rhymes that Bind is an oral language program that promotes positive parenting. Adapted from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® in Toronto, Rhymes that Bind promotes oral language development in babies and toddlers, as parents learn to enjoy rhymes, finger plays, songs and simple movement games with their children in a safe, supportive peer group. The program involves circle time with parents and infants up to three years old, during which rhymes, songs and stories are shared. Parents are encouraged to tell children simple stories or stories about their families. Two facilitators lead the program for 10 weekly sessions, for one hour per week. This program is run in collaboration with organizations in the community that are already providing services for families. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE or contact Wendy at wendy_peverett@famlit.ca

Join a special Money Matters webinar for Western & Northern Canada on September 14th at 1PM MDT

Date: September 14, 2017

Region(s): North, West Central, East Central, Central, South

Location: Online Webinar

Hi there, your go-to ABC Programs Coordinator for Western & Northern Canada here. I hope you had a beautiful summer. With Fall just around the corner, I'm sure you're busy gearing up for a busy term, but before you get all of your programming sorted, consider joining me on Thursday September 14th at 1PM MDT for a special Money Matters webinar for Western & Northern Canada. If you've run Money Matters, our suite of free financial literacy programs before, we'll tell you what's new, and if you're new to Money Matters, we'll tell you everything you need to know and how to bring it to your community. There are some exciting new updates to the programs as well as honourariums for each workshop you run, whether you are hosting Money Matters Core, the Newcomers or the Indigenous Peoples programs! Follow this link to register for the upcoming webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5280525923282091779 Too busy to join us for the webinar? Send me a quick email or give me a call and I'll be happy to tell you how you can bring Money Matters to your learners. Looking forward to having you with me as we talk Money Matters and how we can work together to spread financial literacy in Western & Northern Canada. Best, Allison Nichol LongtinPrograms Coordinator, Western & Northern CanadaABC Life Literacy Canada110 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 604Toronto, ON M4P 2Y1(416) 218-0010 x 125anichollongtin@abclifeliteracy.ca

Essential Skills Day

Date: September 22, 2017

Region(s): North, West Central, East Central, Central, South

Location: National

The eighth annual Essential Skills Day will take place on Friday, September 22, 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. The nine essential skills are the foundation for all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change. Join ABC's #The9atWork social media campaign and share how you use the 9 essential skills at work! Find more information and free resources to promote Essential Skills Day and #The9atWork campaign from ABC Life Literacy at https://abclifeliteracy.ca/workplace-literacy  

Aboriginal Literacy and Parenting Skills (ALAPS) Train the Facilitator Training

Date: September 23, 2017

Region(s): Central, South

Location: #100-5421 11 ST NE

The Further Education Society of Alberta is currently offering Facilitator Training near you! Aboriginal Literacy and Parenting Skills (ALAPS) Train the Facilitator Training Learn how to better serve your Aboriginal learners and clients! Sign up for Aboriginal LAPS Facilitator Training today! During this 3 day facilitator training you will learn how to effectively deliver literacy and parenting programing to your Aboriginal learners. Build your group facilitation skills and learn new techniques for working with low literate learners. ALAPS is an innovative family literacy program, established to strengthen the literacy and parenting skills of the parents and give them strategies to model good literacy practices with their children. Explore the barriers that Aboriginal learners face and learn how to help your clients overcome them! All program material is designed to be culturally sensitive and build the literacy skills of the entire family. WHEN: Sept 18: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sept 19: 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Sept 20 : 9 a.m.—3 p.m. LOCATION: The Further Education Society of Alberta Office, #100-5421 11th Street NE, Calgary Please register online following link: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ALAPSTraining or contact Shawna Linklater at admin@furthered.ca or call 403-250-5034 to register. For information on other FESA Trainings and Events please visit our website for a detailed list of trainings throughout Alberta www.furthered.ca

Literacy & Learning Symposium 2017

Date: September 25, 2017

Location: 16615 109 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5P 4K8

Register Now for LLS 2017! The Literacy & Learning Symposium is an annual province-wide professional development event for Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) literacy and foundational learning practitioners, partners and other community learning system stakeholders. Dates: Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 29, 2017 Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, West Edmonton, 16615 109 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5P 4K8 Professional Development opportunities will include: Keynote Presentations Regional Networking Sessions Certificate Training Full-day, Half-day and 80-90-minute Breakout Sessions and more!

Literacy and Learning Symposium

Date: September 25, 2017

The Literacy and Learning Symposium is an annual province-wide professional development event for Community Adult Learning Program literacy and foundational learning practitioners, partners, and other community learning system stakeholders.

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Indigenous Foundational Learning (IFL) Workshop

Date: September 26, 2017

Region(s): Central, South

Location: Further Education Society #100-5421 11th Street NE, Calgary

Learn how to better serve your Aboriginal learners and clients! Sign up for the Indigenous Foundational Learning (IFL) today! Indigenous Foundational Learning (IFL) Workshop During this 1 day training you will learn to provide strategies for engagement and inclusiveness. Come celebrate Indigenous contributions while exploring Indigenous worldviews and histories. It is developed with culturally specific materials and incorporates elements of traditional teachings such as ceremony, talking circle and storytelling. Date: Tuesday September 26, 2017 Time: 9am-4:30pm Location: Further Education Society of Alberta Head Office 100-5421 11th Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 6M4 Registration fees: $110 Please note: Due to demand, 48 hour notice is required for cancellation or registration fee will be forfeited CLICK HERE to register online Or contact Shawna Linklater at admin@furthered.ca or call 403-250-5034. **For information on other FESA Trainings and Events please visit our website for a detailed list www.furthered.ca