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THE PDTCA BOARD HOPES YOU HAVE AN AMAZING CONVENTION!
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES CTCC
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES HYATT
HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

CALGARY TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE(CTCC) and HYATT - address and driving directions

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 11, 2024 AT 8:00P.M. and CLOSE FEBRUARY 11 AT 8:00 P.M.
We have decided to start pre-registration on January 11th to make sure everyone is informed of the start time and has time to check out the sessions as the first week back to school can be quite hectic.
FOR PRE-REGISTERED SESSIONS PLEASE USE THE PRE-REGISTRATION LINK BELOW THE SESSION DESCRIPTION IN SCHED. Adding the session to your Sched schedule does not mean you are pre-registered. The number in the title shows how many will be allowed to attend the session. We do allow more names to be added, but they will be on the waiting list. This is explained on the pre-registration page.
https://www.pdtca.org/pre-registration.html

REASON TO CREATE A PROFILE IN SCHED
You do not need to create a profile and log in to see sessions in Sched. However, if you want to add yourself to a session to create a schedule or evaluate a session you must be logged in.

CONVENTION AT A GLANCE LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IN MID FEBRUARY
Off-Site Addresses are included.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
“On the two school days of your assigned teachers’ convention, you have a legal and professional responsibility to attend convention. If you are not able to make it safely to your assigned convention, however, your collective agreement may include impassable roads or inclement weather clauses that you can access. If your collective agreement does not include language specific to road conditions or weather, you may make use of the personal leave clauses of your agreement in most cases. Please be aware that using any of these types of leave may require you to pay substitute costs, forego a portion of your salary and benefits, or report to your school or another work location in your district. Refer to your collective agreement for more information. Should you require any additional information or if you need assistance interpreting your collective agreement, please contact Teacher Employment Services at 1-800-232-7208 or 780-447-9400.”
This information is also found on the Frequently Asked Questions page on the www.ataconventions.ca website. If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact Daniel.Maas@ata.ab.ca.

Thursday, February 22 • 11:40am - 12:40pm
(Pre-Reg 30) Trauma Informed Responses to Child Abuse

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The Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Center provides services to children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and maltreatment. Participants will be guided through an intake process at Luna to experience the direct and easy-to-implement strategies employed at Luna to address the impacts of toxic stress while building resilience in young people who have experienced trauma.

Dr. Sarah Macdonald and her canine partner Axel will guide you through the fascinating world of Forensic Interviewing, Memory as evidence, and how Facility Dogs are engaged and interact with children and youth at the Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Straw

Brenda Straw

Education Liaison, Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre
Brenda Straw is a certified teacher on secondment to Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) from the Calgary Catholic School District (CSSD) where she previously held the position of Diverse Learning Coordinating Teacher. As part of school leadership teams, Brenda coordinated... Read More →
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Dr. Sarah Macdonald

Dr. Sarah MacDonald specializes in memory and forensic interviewing at the Luna Child & Youth Advocacy Centre in Calgary. She conducts forensic interviews on request for cases of sexual and physical assault for police organizations in Southern Alberta. She regularly provides education... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2024 11:40am - 12:40pm MST
Imperial 3 - HYATT HYATT
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