Events & Education

Events

26 Mar 2019

Transitioning to Adulthood - Evening Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

To register, email lorna.selig@childrenslink.ca or 403-230-9158 (ext. 225)

28 Mar 2019

Family Managed Support Services Information Workshop

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

This 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.

To register your spot, call 403-230-9158 (ext. 227).

29 Mar 2019

Transitioning to Adulthood - Daytime Workshop

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

To register, email lorna.selig@childrenslink.ca or 403-230-9158 (ext. 225)

29 Apr 2019

L.I.F.E (Learning Independence For Future Empowerment)

March of Dimes - 3639 26 Street NE, Calgary, AB,

The Calgary L.I.F.E. program runs on weekdays for 10 weeks. It helps young adults with disabilities become more independent. Learning opportunities include financial literacy, life skills, music therapy, social, sport and recreational outings, transit training, conductive education and more. To register for this program, applicants must have a disability, be 18 years of age or older, and be able to direct their own care.

Space is limited. To register, contact Kim Smith at 403-263-1946 or kasmith@marchofdimes.ca

19 Oct 2019

Teens Talk Transition

10:00 AM - Noon

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

This workshop runs on 3 consecutive Saturday mornings starting on October 19 and ending on November 2, 2019. It is designed to help youth (ages 14-18) learn to manage their chronic health condition in a supportive, fun environment with their peers. A workshop for parents/guardians regarding the transition to adult care will be offered at the same time.

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

TBD

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

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Centre Street Church - 3900 2nd St NE, Calgary, AB

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. There will also be an information session about PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) & Guardianship/Trusteeship from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

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

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 18-30 years. This 14 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, not receiving EI or AISH and not registered for school in the next 6 months.

For more information or to register for this program, contact Ursula Wittner at 403-829-4907 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 .