Save the date for the 2017 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference!

The highly-anticipated 2017 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference will take place at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton April 7-8, 2017.

Registration open soon.  To receive alerts on Family Conference information and registration, sign up for our email newsletter.


Friday April 7th’s full-day workshops include:

1.  “Inclusive Education: Curriculum and Meaningful Learning for All”

Presenter: Shelley Moore, M.Ed. Instructor, University of British Columbia; Inclusive Education Consultant, Richmond School District, British Columbia.

2.  “The Art of Personal Futures Planning: Making Space for Person-Centered Innovation”

Presenter: Beth Mount, Ph.D., Person Centered Design, Graphic Futures; international consultant, author and Founder, Capacity Works.

Other sessions include:

  • Supporting Individuals with Complex Needs to have a Meaningful Life
  • Inclusive Post-Secondary Education
  • Sustaining a Good Life after Parents Pass Away
  • Moving to Your Own Home from a Group Home
  • Families Engaging Support Staff in Facilitating Inclusion



The 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Research: Results and Relevance 2017

Integrating Research, Policy and Promising Practice Around the World

March 1-4, 2017

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC


The FASD 2017 Brochure is now available:

Registration for the 7th International Conference on FASD is now open:

This advanced level conference continues to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share
international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD. First held in 1987, the conference brings together people passionate about this work in a stimulating environment where they can learn and forge new partnerships.


During FASD 2017, participants can expect to:

• understand the implication and potential application of emerging evidence-based, and cutting edge research
• expand and challenge their knowledge and understanding of hard science
• explore different models of advanced practice from and across disciplines
• engage in knowledge exchange and focused dialogue through formal sessions, networking and onsite meetings
• develop connections and partnerships among researchers, networks, governments, communities, service providers and families

Who Should Attend:

This interdisciplinary conference will be of interest to the following audiences: addictions; administrators;
child welfare professionals, clinicians; community members; educators; elected officials; family members;
policy-makers; FASD specialists; health/mental health; justice; physicians; researchers; scientists; students; women’s service providers; and anyone interested in an advanced understanding in the field of FASD.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Kristina at 604.822.4965 or email kristina.ipce@ubc.ca


Alberta Brain Injury Initiative Learning Series


Who Cares for the Caregiver?

When someone experiences a brain injury or other trauma, the family and friends of that person often take on a large portion of the care.

A presenter from Caregivers Alberta will discuss how family and friends need to first identify they are a caregiver.  Understanding why it’s important to be supported and the risks associated with stress is critical.

The session will include supports and services available, common challenges and the wellbeing of the caregiver.  There will be time for questions and feedback.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. MST
Length: 1 hour 15 minutes