Area 3, Parkland Update September 24, 2020

This update includes information on:

  1. Parkland Updates
  2. Resources

1. Parkland Updates:

Stronger Together Conference – October 1-2

Just a reminder that we are one week away from Stronger Together, our joint conference! Registration is free and will remain open until Monday, September 28th. Attendees can register for as many sessions as they’d like (choose Select All in the Category section) and have access to the archived recordings, even if they can’t make the live viewing.

Survey Reminders

The Summer Reading Club Survey closes tomorrow, Friday, September 25 and the Training Needs Survey closes next Wednesday, September 30. Thank you to everyone who has already filled these surveys out.

2. Resources:

Government Engagement Post-Pandemic Webinar – September 30

Join Edmonton team members from Global Public Affairs as they take us through an informative and interactive webinar on September 30, from 10 am to 12 pm that will cover an overview of the landscape realities for federal, provincial and local governments, as well as effective engagement tips and strategies for non-profit organizations to begin using immediately. Use this link to register, registration is $25 or free for ECVO members.

Food and the Book Digital Conference – October 2-15

Food and the Book: 1300-1800 starting Friday, Oct 2 until Monday, October 12 is a free digital event that connects books and food, as books have been a primary source for sharing food information. Included in the course is a look at Indigenous Foodways, Past and Present, which is a good complement to the Lethbridge Word on the Street Book & Magazine Festival session on Progressive Indigenous Cuisine. As libraries are an integral part of the book world, these sessions could prove to be very valuable!

Demystifying Reserve Funds Webinar – October 15
In this free webinar on Thursday, October 15 at 11 am, you will learn about reserve funds, including why your nonprofit needs them and best practices for establishing and managing reserve funds for your organization. Use this link to register.

SLJ Summit: Culture Shift Conference – October 24

Join SLJ Summit: Culture Shift, a free all-day digital event on Saturday, October 24. Now in its 16th year, this national convening will focus on creating a culture that promotes an equitable world and closes the opportunity gap for all children. In this virtual event, you’ll gain skills, ideas, and support in leading the change you want to see in your library, school, and community. Use this link to register.

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Kara Hamilton, APC

Office Administrator

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