Events & Education

NOTICE:
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact the event organizer before attending as most events have now been postponed.


Events

24 Oct 2020

Teens/Parents Talk Transition

11:00 AM - Noon

ONLINE - Alberta Children's Hospital - 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB

This online peer led workshop runs for 3 consecutive Saturday mornings starting on October 17 and ending on October 31, 2020. It is designed to help youth (ages 14-19) learn to manage their chronic health condition in a supportive, fun environment with their peers. An online workshop for parents/caregivers regarding the transition to adult care will be offered the same day from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, call 403-955-7252 or email wellonyourway@ahs.ca.

29 Oct 2020

Transitioning to Adulthood - Daytime Workshop

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ONLINE - Children's Link - #211, 8855 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB

This transition workshop is for parents/guardians of youth with special needs. It will help with identifying transition supports, and understanding PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped), Guardianship & Trusteeship.

Register for this workshop online. For more information, email lorna.selig@childrenslink.ca or call 403-230-9158 (ext. 225).

14 Nov 2020

Celebrate the Journey Resource Fair for Youth & Young Adults with Disabilities

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT

The transition from children's services to adult services for youth with a disability can be challenging. Information, education and support make it easier. The goal of this annual Resource Fair is to share information about adult resources in Calgary and surrounding area. A variety of agencies, organizations and associations will be at the Fair to answer questions and provide information about the support they provide. Representatives from PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) & Guardianship/Trusteeship will also be in attendance.

For more information, call 403-955-7252 or email wellonyourway@ahs.ca.

24 Nov 2020

Transitioning to Adulthood - Evening Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

ONLINE - Children's Link - #211, 8855 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB

This online transition workshop is for parents/guardians of youth with special needs. It will help with identifying transition supports, and understanding PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped), Guardianship & Trusteeship.

Register for this workshop online. For more information, email lorna.selig@childrenslink.ca or 403-230-9158 (ext. 225).

25 Nov 2020

Family Managed Support Services Information Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

ONLINE - Children's Link - #211, 8855 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB

This online workshop is for parents/guardians who are considering Family Managed Supports through PDD, and who need more information. It will answer questions like: where to start; how to find the right staff; are you the employer; and how to make it work for your family.

Register here or email lorna.selig@childrenslink.ca or call 403-230-9158 (ext. 225) for more information.

TBD

Launch Into Life! Transition Workshop Series

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Ability Hub - #300, 3820 - 24th Ave NW, Calgary, AB

Transitioning into adulthood and the community beyond high school can be challenging for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The Launch Program was developed for parents and/or caregivers of children with ASD to assist in planning for the transition to adulthood.

For more information or to register, visit the Sinneave events page, call 403-210-5000 or email launch@sinneavefoundation.org.

TBD

Progressions

10:00 AM - Noon


Progressions is a support group for parents/guardians to ensure they do not feel alone or overwhelmed as their children with special needs transition into adulthood. This mom's support group meets the last Friday of each month for breakfast.

For information about upcoming meetings or breakfast events, email progressionsyyc@gmail.com or call 403-804-5142.

TBD

ReBrand: Career & Employment Initiative for Youth

McBride Career Group - #400 - 602 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

The ReBrand employment initiative for youth is a free program for individuals between 17-30 years. This 21 week program offers career exploration and planning, employment skills, personal development and work experience. To be eligible applicants must be out of school for 6 months, currently unemployed and looking for full-time employment, and/or to pursue educational opportunities. Intake is continuous.

For more information or to register for this program, contact 403-777-5633 or checkout the ReBrand website.

Education

Community Education Service

View the Education Calendar for sessions on specific health conditions, youth issues or topics related to transitioning to adult care.

For more information or to register, contact 403-955-4747 or .