Executive Director Update - January 2020

Subject: Update: January 24, 2020

 

2020 Conference:  

  • Just a reminder to register your delegates for the upcoming conference asap. All information is on the Conference Website at:   https://victimserviceconference.com/

  • If you haven’t booked your rooms at either Banff Centre or at one of the hotels in Banff (all contact numbers listed under the Accommodation tab) do so asap. They have very reasonable cancellation policies but rooms can book up very quickly with one new event or large group moving into town.

  • For those of you residing in the townsite, there is now a town bus that goes up to Banff Centre$2. We will post more information on this, schedule and pickup locations closer to the conference date.  We encourage people to utilize the bus as it will greatly decrease the number of vehicles on site. Parking space continues to be very limited up at the centre.

  • New – Silent Auction!  We are hoping you will all want to participate in this.  We want to hold a silent auction and see if each program can donate one item that we can put into the auction.  For example….I’m going to write to Parks Canada and ask for a Weekend Family Pass for Waterton and maybe get a gift certificate from “Weiners of Waterton”!  Get your thinking hats on!  See attachment for more details.

 

Request from Lacombe:

Please reply directly to DBarron@lacombe.ca 

 

Question: What is your unit’s policy on evaluations, who does the PM’s evaluation? Do outside agencies participate as well? How many people are involved in your evaluation? All the members? All the advocates? All board members?  

 

Partnership Meeting – February 20, 2020 – Calgary

Date:  Thursday, February 20, 2020   RSVPs requested asap

Time:  10am-2pm

Location: Sheraton Cavalier, Calgary  www.google.ca/maps/Sheraton Cavalier Calgary    2620 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary  403-291-2834

$109 Guaranteed Rate until January 31, 2020

 

Sgt. Abbott will be presenting on the new Edmonton Police Crime & Trauma Informed Support Services structure and of course, we hope to have our partners there.  If you have specific questions or issues you want to be addressed by either of our partners please forward them to Alf and me in advance of the meeting so they have the opportunity to prepare an appropriate response.

 

Zoom meeting – APBVSA Partnership Meeting

Time: Feb 20, 2020 10:00 AM 
https://zoom.us/j/8211114321     Meeting ID: 821 111 4321
One tap mobile     +16475580588,,8211114321# Canada
Dial by your location   +1 647 558 0588 Canada    Meeting ID: 821 111 4321

 

There will also be a Cafe Conversation with the Executive @ 5pm on Thursday.  

 

Zoom Meeting: CAFE CHAT
Time: Feb 19, 2020 05:00 PM 
Join Zoom Meeting     https://zoom.us/j/8211114321    Meeting ID: 821 111 4321
One tap mobile     +16475580588,,8211114321# Canada
Dial by your location   +1 647 558 0588 Canada     Meeting ID: 821 111 4321

 

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.”  ….. Anonymous

 

 

Jan 10, 2020

 

 

OMG my fingers haven’t adjusted to typing 2020…nor has my mind. I hope you are well and had a good holiday season.  

 

I don’t have a lot for you except to let you know about the upcoming Partnership Meeting in February.  For regional and municipal reps it looks like the strategic planning for February is a no-go due to the unavailability of a facilitator.  

 

February Partnership Meeting – Calgary 

Date:  Thursday, February 20, 2020

Time:  10am-2pm

Location: Sheraton Cavalier, Calgary  www.google.ca/maps/Sheraton Cavalier Calgary    2620 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary  403-291-2834

$109 Guaranteed Rate until January 31, 2020

 

Sgt. Abbott will be presenting on the new Edmonton Police Crime & Trauma Informed Support Services structure and of course, we hope to have our partners there.  If you have specific questions or issues you want to be addressed by either of our partners please forward them to Alf and me in advance of the meeting so they have the opportunity to prepare an appropriate response.

 

Zoom meeting – APBVSA Partnership Meeting

Time: Feb 20, 2020 10:00 AM Edmonton
https://zoom.us/j/8211114321     Meeting ID: 821 111 4321
One tap mobile     +16475580588,,8211114321# Canada
Dial by your location   +1 647 558 0588 Canada    Meeting ID: 821 111 4321

 

There will also be a Cafe Conversation with the Executive @ 5pm on Thursday.  

Topic: CAFE CHAT
Time: Feb 19, 2020 05:00 PM Edmonton
Join Zoom Meeting     https://zoom.us/j/8211114321    Meeting ID: 821 111 4321
One tap mobile     +16475580588,,8211114321# Canada
Dial by your location   +1 647 558 0588 Canada     Meeting ID: 821 111 4321

 

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.”  ….. Anonymous

 

Roxane Baalim

Executive Director                    

VICTIM SERVICES ALBERTA
Alberta Police Based Victim Services
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