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Orange Shirt Day / National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Date: Saturday Sep 30, 2023
Location: Canada

Orange Shirt Day - Creating awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

"Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.  The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

On September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools."

Source: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Alberta Municipalities 2023 Convention & Trade Show

Alberta Municipalities 2023 Convention & Trade Show

Date: Wednesday Sep 27, 2023 - Friday Sep 29, 2023
Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

Save the date!

The annual Alberta Municipalities Convention and Trade Show will take place in Edmonton at the Edmonton Convention Centre in 2023.

9797 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton AB T5J 1N9

Visit https://www.abmunis.ca/event/2023-convention-trade-show for details.

CCOHS Forum 2023: The Changing World of Work

Date: Tuesday Sep 26, 2023 - Wednesday Sep 27, 2023
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

A two-day national event that will bring together leaders, change makers, and subject experts representing government, labour, and workplaces, to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues. This year’s CCOHS Forum runs September 26-27, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit www.ccohs.ca/forum for details.

BCMSA & PWABC Joint Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Date: Tuesday Sep 26, 2023 - Wednesday Sep 27, 2023
Location: Penticton, BC

The BCMSA & PWABC Joint Annual Conference & Tradeshow is a two-day event of presentations and panels featuring over 30 presenters from across North America and complemented by a dynamic hybrid tradeshow.

Sponsor and exhibitor registration opens May 1, delegate registration opens May 8.

This hybrid conference will run September 26-27, 2023 in Penticton, BC and online.

Visit bcmsa.ca for details.

Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention - Job Demands Assessments: How To Develop, Who Should Write, and How to Use

Date: Thursday Sep 21, 2023
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Online

If you are involved with claims management, returning injured employees to work, completing hazard identification, or reducing workplace injury risk, you have probably heard of a Job Demands Assessment (JDA); sometimes known as a Physical Demands Assessment (PDA), Physical Demands Description (PDD) or Physical and Cognitive Demands Assessment (PCDA). This session will explain what a JDA is, what information is contained in a JDA and who should write a JDA. Lastly, this session reviews how JDAs can be used by multiple business units within an organization.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: Sept. 21, 2023

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

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CPHR-Alberta Annual Hybrid Conference - Evolve 23

Date: Tuesday Sep 12, 2023 - Wednesday Sep 13, 2023
Location: JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District

Join CPHR Alberta in-person and virtually on September 12 - 13, 2023. In-person will be hosted at the JW Marriott in Edmonton, AB.

CPHR Alberta is excited to present Evolve 23, a hybrid professional development experience. HR professionals are the crucial decision-makers within organizations across our jurisdiction, responsible for effectively supporting employees amidst daily challenges.

This year’s conference will focus on where we are as a profession and where we want to go. Join us in reimagining how work gets done in your organization and what tools you need to have in place to help employees thrive. 

Visit cphrab.ca/evolve23 for complete event details and to register!

Upcoming News & Events

Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: MSI Prevention for Facilities, Parks, and Recreation Facility Employees

Date: April 18, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Online

Facilities, parks, and recreation employees face different ergonomics challenges. In this webinar, Annie Barnwell of EWI Works will walk us through the challenges faced by recreation employees and discuss strategies for assessment, control, and prevention of musculoskeletal injury.

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: April 18, 2024
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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AARFP Conference & Trade Show

Date: April 21, 2024 - April 24, 2024
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta

The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP) is delighted to host the 45th Annual Conference and Trade Show, The Bridge To Recreation.

Recreation is more important than ever, the role it plays in the lives of individuals, communities and its ability to bridge the differences between people, cultures and communities. What better way than to build upon the current skills and tools you have, then through a conference of like-minded individuals who are also looking to connect and learn. This year’s conference program gives you the opportunity to learn and share from others who face similar challenges, successes, as well as learn from the experts who have bridged the gaps.

With over 30 education sessions, numerous tradeshow exhibitors, inspiring keynote speakers and opportunities to network. Recreation professionals will take away information that will help them bridge the gaps in recreation, collaborate with community members and inspire positive changes.  

The conference will be held in Lethbridge, AB on April 21-24, 2024, with attendance by 250-300 delegates in recreation operations from all over Alberta and a few from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories.

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National Day of Mourning

Date: April 28, 2024
Location: Canada

The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

For more information, visit https://www.ccohs.ca/events/mourning/ 

Aquatic Health and Safety Awareness: Types of Fall Protection, Including Guardrails

Date: April 30, 2024
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Online

The Aquatics Health and Safety Awareness campaign is designed to raise awareness of occupational health and safety concerns for those working in and around aquatic facilities, and to provide free and accessible resources to workers (including vulnerable/new/young workers), supervisors, pool facility operators, and organizations. The webinars are no cost, open to all attendees, and will be recorded and made available following the event.

This 45-minute webinar is presented by a fall protection engineering expert that will review when a fall protection plan and fall protection training are required. The subject matter expert will also discuss the hierarchy of controls specific for fall protection, and the types of systems, such as guardrails, travel restraint, fall arrest, and control zones. This general understanding is fundamental before creating a fall protection plan and implementing its systems.  Following the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of our subject matter expert.

  • Review when fall protection is required.
  • Outline the hierarchy of controls specific for slips, trips, and falls.
  • Identify the types of systems involved in the fall protection plan, such as: guardrails, travel restraint, fall arrest, and control zones.
  • Review Alberta OHS legislation - specifically, water danger [AB OHS Code 157], Fall Protection Plan [AB OHS Code140(1)], Instruction of workers [AB OHS Code141(1) and 141(3)], and fall protection hierarchy [AB OHS Code139(3) to 13(8)].

Visit our Aquatic Health and Safety Awareness Website for additional resources, including safety talks and information posters.

Presented by AMHSA & High Engineering

Date: April 30, 2024
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 (MST)

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When registering, you’ll have the option to select individual webinars or register for all three. To register multiple attendees at once, we have a bulk registration spreadsheet that can be filled out and returned to [email protected].