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Thursday, February 20


What is it about the #85 & how does it affect my retirement?
What is it about the #85, and why does it have to be so stressful?This session is focused on Wealth Planning and the discussion of entering retirement. The goal of this session will be to help teachers & administrators prepare and understand what their options are for retirement. Plus the steps that they may take to be ready.We help Teachers, Professors, Education Administrators and their families across Western Canada build, grow and maintain their wealth.To learn more and keep up with what we are doing, visit us! www.callanwealth.com

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Patrick Callan

Callan Wealth Management
My name is Patrick Callan, the head adviser of Callan Wealth Management.I attended Junior High School at St. Thomas, and High School at Notre Dame where I graduated in 2004. My wife Hope and I live in Sylvan Lake with our 8 month old son Carter. I am also the head coach of the Local... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am


Builiding Intentional Connections
Let’s create some intentional connections! School connectedness is increasingly recognized as cohesive and collaborative. The research is strong and consistent; students who feel connected to school do better academically and are healthier. Come prepared to connect with Health and Wellness Champions from multiple districts to celebrate and share how you are creating connections within your school environment. You will leave this session with new ideas,resources and meaningful examples of how to better connect the staff and students in your school.


Jackie Tomalty

School Health Facilitator, AHS
Jackie is a Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services – Central Zone.\">Jackie is a Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services – Central Zone.

Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm


Starry Night Theatre Performance
1 in 100 people or 42,000 Albertans are living with schizophrenia, a treatable brain disorder. The onset most often occurs between 15 and 25 years of age and this illness does not discriminate. All genders, races, socioeconomic and education levels are all equally affected by schizophrenia. Starry Night is an impactful play that was written by and is performed by people living with schizophrenia. The performers hope is that the play will provide insight into what it is like to live with schizophrenia and foster increased empathy and understanding for all those living with this illness. After the play, the 13 cast members are very open to answering questions about the play, about living with schizophrenia and their own journeys to recovery. The Starry Night Performance is educational and exemplifies recovery in action. It is an extraordinary performance by extraordinary individuals.


Wendy Bonertz

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta is a non-profit society dedicated to supporting the approximate 42,000 Albertans living with schizophrenia and their families and caregivers. WE offer support and education programs through our 6 branches and our online programs. We provide Community... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
MP Theatre-1400


Belief Re-patterning®: Something Different for Professional Development
Struggling for real, practical and effective ways of teaching mindfulness?Finding many of the effective curricular outcomes to be challenging to implement?Looking for an engaging opportunity for your staff that has immediate application across all grade levels and subject areas?Wanting assistance in integrating this into your daily activities, developing a more positive and supportive school culture?Ready to build on the good work that is already happening in your school and expand it to a higher level?Developed by an Albertan Educator, Belief Re-patterning has effectively supported individuals and groups for over 20 years. In 2012 this grassroots movement burst onto the international scene with the publication of Belief Re-patterning: The Amazing Technique for “Flipping the Switch” to Positive Thoughts (Hay House). Described by personal development thought leaders as the “How to Go to” for developing supportive self-talk, it is based solidly in cognitive learning theory, educational psychology and years of practical teaching application.With either a focus on personal development for the staff, or professional development for classroom use, our team of Educational Professionals will tailor a day to meet your needs.Together we will develop and explore practical and easy ways to:Turn problems into stepping stones.Navigate life’s challenges with greater ease.Fall in love with who you see in YOUR mirror.Develop the habit of positive self-talk.And translate your personal learning to directly impact your daily work with children in a practical and step by step way. Model positive self-talk for the children in your sphere of influence.Implement mindfulness into your day to day activities and lessons.Create a foundation structure for the children to use both at school and at home.Your impact is immense, your job a BIG responsibility! The effect of your words, actions and way of BE-ing on the children you are in contact with shapes their lives. Call 587-449-8224 to discuss the options for your school.


Suze Casey

Belief Re-patterning: The Amazing Technique for “Flipping the Switch” to Positive Thoughts (Hay House 2012) brought Suze Casey’s unique and evolutionary work to an international audience. Best-selling author, facilitator, speaker, radio show host, master laser-coach and entrepreneur... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Friday, February 21


Central Alberta sexual assault support Center
The Central Alberta sexual assault support Center offers counseling for victims, victimizers and families of sexual assault. We also offer free programs to schools and the community that are age appropriate around the topics of safe and unsafe touches with the K to 4 program of No Secrets. The grade 5 to 8 program follows the same topic along with body boundaries and consent. The grade 9 to 12 program follows the outcomes of CALM and offers information around consent, healthy relationships and sexual assault. These are not sex education programs. They are body safety and life skills programs.


Dianne Macaulay

Information about the free counseling and education programs that the Central Alberta sexual assault support Center offers to schools and the communities in central Alberta.

Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
GWH 177


Pulses: from Farm to Table!
Did you know that pulses are dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas and we grow them right here in Alberta? Come to this interactive session and discover more about the pulse industry in Alberta, how to prepare pulses and get some ideas to help you incorporate pulses into your class curriculum. You'll get some great resources to take home with you at the end of the session. Get your taste buds ready to try some samples showcasing the great taste and versatility of pulses!

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Debra McLennan

Food & Nutrition Coordinator, Alberta Pulse Growers
Debra McLennan is a registered dietitian with over two decades of experience in education, health care and industry. Debra now brings her passion for food and nutrition to her role as Food and Nutrition Coordinator with Alberta Pulse Growers where she enthusiastically encourages everyone... Read More →

Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm