Executive Director Update - August 2019

CISM Training – Blackfalds, AB

Central AB Victim and Witness Support are hosting a CISM workshop October 26/27 in Blackfalds.  Please see the attached registration form. 

Take Back the Night – Sept 20th – Red Deer

Changing the Culture – We are Survivors – see attached poster.  

Training in Red Deer September 21/22 & October 19th


September 21-22nd – 9am to 4pm

Restorative Justice:  Peacemaking Circle Training

Facilitated by Mandy Halabi & Dianna Bennet


October 18th – 9am to 4pm

Trauma, the Brain and Professional Wellness

Facilitated by Dr. Scott McLean


For full details go to this link:  




Bill 2 receives Royal Assent and amends the Employment Standards Code

Info to pass on to your Boards and for you to be informed about.


On July 18, Alberta’s Bill 2, An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business, received Royal Assent. The bill made changes to the Employment Standards Code as well as the Labour Relations Code. The employment standards changes include adding a 30-day qualifying period for holiday pay, returns to regular and irregular workday distinctions and repeals the Flexible Averaging Agreements section. These changes will be in force as of September 1, 2019.


The labour relations changes include restoring the mandatory secret ballot for union certification votes and the 90-day period to provide evidence of employee support, as well as a requirement to establish a program to help employees better understand their rights and rules around employment-related complaints. These changes mainly came into force upon Royal Assent, except the program to support employees must be in place by October 1, 2019.


APBVSA Membership Meeting – Thursday, August 22nd
10 am-2 pm
Sandman Calgary Airport
25 Hopewell Way N.E.


Cafe Chat – with the Executive – 430 pm
August 21st, 2019
Sandman Calgary Airport
25 Hopewell Way N.E.  

RSVPs requested for catering purposes

APBVSA Fall 2019 Professional Development – Oct 21/22, 2019

NE Region PD Day – Saturday, September 14th – St. Paul


KARE Counter Exploitation & KARE Victim Services Conference – Oct 23/24,  


Mental Health First Aid/First Nations – Sept 11/12/13, 2019!  

Alberta Police Based Victim Services
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