Monday June 13, 2011
Dear AASCF Members
Thank you to all of you who have submitted your 2011-2012 Membership fees. We still haven't received payment from some of you so please confirm and or let us know if you are planning to continue your membership with us. If you have inquiries regarding membership please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome New AASCF Member Stampede Ranch for Kids
The ranch is approx. 100 km from the City of Calgary, 60 km west of High River and 160 km north of Lethbridge.Stampede Ranch for Kids is a residential home for children and youth with complex behavioral needs serving boys aged 8-14 years who generally have status with Child and Family Services. They do accept out of province youth on a case by case basis.
Serve all regions & DFNA
Treatment Group Care
13th Annual AASCF Golf Tournement is being reschudled for September. New registration will be forthcoming.
Back By Popular Demand - Christopher Bauer, PhD, HSP, CFS! The workshops are available in both Calgary and Edmonton on the same day and same location (lunch not included) so feel free to register for one or both.
AASCF Workshop - Professional Ethics Ideas & Tools with Christopher Bauer
Calgary September 16, 2011 9:00 – 12:00
Edmonton September 23, 2011 9:00 – 12:00
AASCF Workshop - High Impact, High Return on Investment with Christopher Bauer
Calgary September 16, 2011 1:00 PM – 4:30
Edmonton September 23, 2011 1:00 – 4:30
Coming this Fall - Registration Now Open
Building Teams From Good To Great: How to Create Teamwork by Design, not by default with Charmaine Hammond
Calgary October 25th, 2011
Edmonton October 18th, 2011
$100.00 + GST $5.00 = $105.00 (Lunch Included)
AASCF Call For Speakers - (Closes August 15, 2011)
The 4rd annual Strengthening Today, Building Tomorrow conference of the Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families is January 26 -27, 2012 at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.
Presenters Submission Form
OBSD Presentation by Sandra Maygard AASCF Membership Meeting May 2011
AASCF Leadership Bursary Application and Report 2007 -2011
Deadline Sept. 15, 2011
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CYCAA is actively seeking nominations for CYCW Of The Year Award. Please time some time to nominate a candidate who deserves recognition and support the CYCAA in their initiatives to honour outstanding Child and Youth Care Workers.
First Call for Children in Budget & Program Review May-25-11, Kathy Vandergrift CCRC
The CCRC proposes that the First Call for Children principle be applied in the upcoming program review and budget cuts to reduce the deficit. A letter to the Prime Minister also proposes the use of child impact assessments before the adoption of new policies that affect children.
Join Together Alberta launches campaign to save education, health and social services Media Release May 26, 2011
News Releases from Community Foundations of Canada - Canada's community foundations hit $3 billion in assets May 10, 2011
New! Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) Awards Alberta’s post-secondary students a $1,000 bursary for completing an internship with a nonprofit/voluntary organization. SCiP also leverages the sector’s ability to meet their missions by engaging Alberta’s most significant asset – educated youth.
Alberta Children and Youth Service has provided a NEW grant for Child Development Supervisors that includes up to $350.00 for the fiscal year – April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. The intent of this grant is to help Child Development Supervisors with the cost of attending approved workshops, conferences and post secondary credit administration course that enhance child care program leadership skills, offered at recognized post secondary institutions in Alberta.
New HR Council Project Building Cohesion in Labour Force Strategies
CCRC Children’s Rights in Canada 2011
CCRC is preparing national, community-based reports on various aspects of children’s rights, in cooperation with other groups across the country. Visit their website to view the series of Working Documents and contribute your feedback
National CASA advocates for abused and neglected children on the national level by working with elected officials and government agencies, and by partnering with other national child welfare organizations. Read the latest Public Policy Update at CASAforChildren.org.
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The Leadership Centre is Launching a New Executive Director Mentorship Program this Fall!
The Red Deer Leadership Centre and District Foundation and the United Way of Central Alberta have partnered to offer the course.The mentorship program is geared toward further developing the skills of executive directors of not-for-profit, human services agencies
New! On May 20, 2010, the University of Alberta approved a ground-breaking proposal for the
“Embedded Graduate Credit Certificate in Community-Based Research and Evaluation (CBRE)”.
Offered by Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families (CUP) in partnership with the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (ACCFCR),
The certificate will be offered at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension. The certificate is designed to support graduate students’ efforts to develop their capacity to participate in and lead community-based research and evaluation projects.
INT-D 500: Introduction to Community-Based Research and Evaluation
As the core course of the new certificate, INT-D 500 offers a graduate-level introduction to conceptual and methodological foundations of community-based research and evaluation in the health and social sciences, particularly pertaining to the development of children, youth, and/or families.
Schedule: Wednesday afternoons from 1-3:50 pm First class = Edmonton Wed., Sept. 7, 2011
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Management & Leadership
View What's NEW
Now available at the top of the Leadership/Management page on the AASCF Website. There has been a lot of resource links posted this last month related to Funding, Financial Management, Evaluation & Performance Measurment, Change Management, Managing Others and so much more.
Best of Both Worlds: Bridging the Gap Between Monitoring and Evaluation May 2011 by Matthew Forti
Performance Measurement in Human Services: From Challenge to Opportunity (May 2011) by Matthew Forti
Outcomes Measurement Is No Longer Optional for Human Service Nonprofits (May 2011) Daniel Stid
“What Makes an Effective Coalition?” Jared Raynor (May 2011) TCC Group
Canadian Evaluation Society National Conference May 2011
View the Various Presentations on Evaluations, Outcome Mapping and related
Ryerson University Ryecasts Child & Youth Care Service Delivery Presentations
nebhands Organizational Resources
Cost Sharing 101
Strategic Planning for Organizational Collaboration
Developing Logic Models through a Theory of Change
Seven Ways to Reduce Your Audit Costs,
Model Document Retention Policy for Nonprofits
Tracking Volunteer Time to Boost Your Bottom Line: A Complete Accounting Guide,
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The AASCF offers links to over 500 current sector reports. In addition we have an extensive listing of research centres, and municipal, provincial and national stats and data sites.To view additional reports or research resources visit AASCF & Sector Reports Page
Report finds nonprofits who share space reap numerous rewards
Measuring Collaboration: The Benefits and Impacts of Nonprofit Centers Prepared by Auburn Associates (2011)
New from the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal
Information Sheets From The Cis-2008 Are Now Available!
Click here to download the Full CIS-2008 Report
Using Facebook to Meet Your Mission: Results of a Survey - Idealware 2011 (available for free download with registration)
Nonprofits are increasingly told they “need to be on Facebook,” Are nonprofits actually seeing results, or is Facebook just a bandwagon for nonprofits that’s not going anywhere?
The Challenge of Organizational Learning Katie Smith Milway & Amy Saxton (May 20, 2011) Stanford Social Innovation Review
Shaping Alberta’s Future: Report of the Premier’s Council For Economic Strategy (May 2011) Government of Alberta
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As always there is a huge amount of workshops, conferences, and webinars being posted on an ongoing basis. The following or just a very few of what's new so please visit the AASCF Workshop & Conference page to view all.
Prosci and the Change Management Learning Center are offering a number of Change Management Webinars from June - July, 2011.
Getting the Most Out of Your Conference Attendance: What Today's Conference Attendees & Organizational Staff Need to Know (C) System LLC
Webinar June 15, 2011 2 pm EDT
Conflict Resolutions for Helping Professions: Strategies and Skills for managing conflicts with co-workers or clients(Centre for Social Work Research and Professional Development)
Lethbridge: June 20 - 21, 2011
Calgary: June 23 - 24, 2011
Early Childhood Development Support Services Fall Workshop Schedule (Edmonton)
The 2011 Annual Provincial CYCAA Conference Theme: Evidence Based Practice
“Taking the Bull by the Horns” (Presented by CYCAA & Hull Child & Family Services)
Calgary, July 6-8, 2011
CBT Boot Camp: Building Core Clinical Competencies (Centre for Social Work Research and Professional Development)
Calgary September 29 - 30, 2011
Public Sector Transformation West: Managing Complex Change (Conference Board of Canada)
Edmonton Nov 22-23, 2011
CPEF Sponsored Kouzes and Posner Leadership Challenge (Early Childhood Development Support Services)
Edmonton October 13-14, 2011 and follow up day November 18, 2011
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