PDTCA 2023 has ended

CALGARY TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE(CTCC) and HYATT - address and driving directions

President Schilling’s 2023 Convention Greeting Link

FOR PRE-REGISTERED SESSIONS PLEASE USE THE PRE-REGISTRATION LINK IN THE SESSION DESCRIPTION. The pre-registration web page is https://www.pdtca.org/pre-registration.html Adding the session to your Sched schedule does not mean you are pre-registered.  Pre-registration is now closed. The pre-registration page has an email link if you need to request to be removed from a session so someone on the waiting list can have your spot - top right of the page. For changes or signup come to the convention information desk at/after 1:00 pm on Thursday, Feb 23rd. Please kindly check Button 3. on the pre-registration page to see if a session has room for you as most of them are full.

You do not need to create a profile and log in to see sessions in Sched. However, if you want to add yourself to a session or evaluate a session you must be logged in.

NOTE TO SPEAKERS: We had planned to have a Zoom help desk, but decided against it.

PRINTABLE CONVENTION AT A GLANCE LINK - Off-Site Addresses are included.

“On the two school days of your assigned teachers’ convention, you have a legal and professional responsibility to attend convention. If you are not able to make it safely to your assigned convention, however, your collective agreement may include impassable roads or inclement weather clauses that you can access. If your collective agreement does not include language specific to road conditions or weather, you may make use of the personal leave clauses of your agreement in most cases. Please be aware that using any of these types of leave may require you to pay substitute costs, forego a portion of your salary and benefits, or report to your school or another work location in your district. Refer to your collective agreement for more information. Should you require any additional information or if you need assistance interpreting your collective agreement, please contact Teacher Employment Services at 1-800-232-7208 or 780-447-9400.”
This information is also found on the Frequently Asked Questions page on the ataconventions.ca website. If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact me by e-mail at Daniel.Maas@ata.ab.ca.


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Thursday, February 23 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Grief in my Backpack: A new online resource for school communities to provide support to students who are grieving

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The Children's Grief Centre created the Grief in my Backpack resource in response to feedback from school staff across Alberta, who were concerned about responding well to their students who were grieving. We developed the resource based on our in-person workshops and in response to needs identified by teachers, school staff, and administration. The online resource covers a wide range of topics developed to equip school staff with the knowledge and tools they need.

Grief in my Backpack is self-directed online resource that provides information and practical tools to support teachers and other leaders in school communities who have students who are grieving in their classes and schools. Through written, visual, and audio content, school staff will gain or expand their knowledge, language, and tools for supporting youth as they navigate the advanced illness or death of someone in their lives.

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Nadine Gariepy-Fisk

Director, Children's Grief Centre
Nadine is the Director of the Children’s Grief Centre where she leads a team of mental health professionals who provide counselling and support to children, adolescents and families who are grieving in the face of advanced illness or after the death of someone in their lives.Nadine... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 2:45pm - 4:00pm MST
Macleod Hall B CTCC