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Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy for Improving Youth Transitions to Adulthood in Alberta

Youth Transitions to Adulthood Conference

This conference has been postponed.

In light of the public health restrictions on public gatherings announced by Alberta Health Services to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the conference planning committee has made the decision to postpone the Improving Youth Transitions to Adulthood conference scheduled for May 6-7. While it is disappointing to postpone this event, our primary concern is the health and well-being of our attendees and presenters. Registration fees will be refunded.

The planning committee is aware of the importance of this event focused on youth transitioning to adulthood and will be looking to reschedule this event in the near future.

 

Thank you for your understanding,
The Conference Planning Committee

 

 

 


 

This conference will be a unique opportunity to bring attention to the importance of successful transitions to adult life, and a shared understanding of the importance of utilizing an integrated approach across systems to improve transitions. This event is intended to bring attention to some of the existing initiatives and research happening in youth transitions to adulthood in Alberta.

 

Objectives

  • Explore existing research, policy, and practices in adolescent and adult systems in Alberta, incorporating diverse perspectives, and Indigenous and western research methodologies;
  • Learn from youth, caregivers, and other natural supports regarding their recommendations for supporting youth transitioning to adulthood;
  • Examine practice-based evidence, initiatives, and projects focused on the transition of youth to adulthood in Alberta;
  • Engage with communities to facilitate application of conference learnings to their particular populations; and
  • Commit to sharing and applying learnings to improve how we work together to support young people in the transition to adulthood.

 

Audience

  • Youth and Families welcome!
  • Professionals/Service Providers working with Youth and Young Adults
  • Policy and Decision Makers
  • Researchers
  • Anyone interested in advancing Youth Transitions to Adulthood

 

Program

 Submitted abstracts are now being reviewed. Successful submissions will be confirmed soon and the conference program will be posted once available.

 

Venue and Accommodations

This event will be held at MacEwan Hall located on the University of Calgary campus at 424 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary, AB. Please click for links to campus and parking maps.

A special rate for conference delegates is available at the Hotel Alma on the University of Calgary campus for the nights of May 5-8, 2020. Please make reservations prior to April 6, 2020 to take advantage of the special conference rate. After April 6 at 4:00 pm all reservations will be booked at a prevailing rate of the day and based on availability at the time of request.

Book a Room 

Please click on “Hotel Alma” option to see the room types available and rates.

Please refer to the group name when reserving your rooms on the phone or via email: Youth Transitions to Adulthood Conference 2020

Hotel Alma
PH: 403-220-2588 Toll Free: 1-877-498-3203 FX: 403-284-4184 E: stay@hotelalma.ca Website: https://hotelalma.ca/

 


 

Confirmed Sponsors


Gold Tier Sponsors:

 

Silver Tier Sponsors:

Alberta Mentoring Partnership
Calgary and Area Regional Collaborative Service Delivery

Bronze Tier Sponsors:

Alberta Children’s Hospital
Bow River Regional Collaborative Service Delivery
Calgary Foundation
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Calgary Region
Enhancing Systems Collaboration for Youth Transitions to Adulthood Research Project
Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education
United Way

 

 

Conference Planning Committee 

  • Alberta Health Services (Alberta Children’s Hospital, Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network, Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program, Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network)
  • Alberta Mentoring Partnership
  • Bow River Regional Collaborative Service Delivery
  • Calgary and Area Regional Collaborative Service Delivery
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region
  • Children’s Link Society
  • Enhancing Systems Collaboration for Youth Transitions to Adulthood Research Project
  • Government of Alberta (Children’s Services, Community and Social Services, Education)
  • I Heart Home
  • PolicyWise for Children & Families
  • Calgary Regional Post Secondary Mental Health Network
  • Sinneave Foundation
  • United Way of Calgary and Area

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