Strengthening Today, Building Tomorrow

2024 Conference


January 25 & 26, 2024
Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. daily.


Fantasyland Hotel Ballroom
We begin in the main ballroom and then move to the breakout sessions in Salons.


Fantasyland Hotel
17700 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T5T 4V4


Don't miss the early bird pricing! Ends December 5, 2023. Final ticket sales will end on January 19, 2024.


Four keynote speakers will grace the stage at this years' Conference!

Breakout Sessions

This year, we are pleased to offer 18 different breakout sessions over our two Conference days.



Our Annual Conference has become a key event in our calendar, both literally and figuratively. Figuratively, in that it is a part of our identity as an Association. This is particularly so given the theme of our Conference, “Strengthening Today, Building Tomorrow.” What this means is that we are present and future focused, and that we possess both strengths, and a vision for the future, just like our kids and families. These strengths and vision are essential to our sector, for we are, and will be, surrounded by change. Our strengths and vision will sustain us, and make us leaders in supporting the wellness of our Province’s children and families.


We know that we will have another exceptional lineup of presenters who will stimulate our learning and our ability to help children and families. As importantly, the conference is an opportunity to reconnect with each other and renew our commitment to our work, and our compassion for those we serve. Most of all, celebrate what you do and the impact you have.


Years Experience
Member Organizations
Team Members

ALIGN Association of Community Services (Formerly AASCF) is 55 years of experience and wisdom; we are experts in leading practices in the sector. The community, teaching institutions, the Government of Alberta and other associations recognize us for our expertise across the province. Our leadership and participation on important issues involving our sector are constantly in demand. With our shared experience and wisdom we act as a central hub for our members to share information, research and resources. We are all working in one unified direction.

After 50 years as a catalyst for advancement in this sector, ALIGN is a respected source of knowledge and history about child and family services issues. In this professional field of practice, members look to ALIGN to offer leadership and training that builds front-line best practice and advances skills in executive leadership. ALIGN continually works with academic leaders and international experts to bring members innovative and impactful opportunities for capacity building.

ALIGN has a reputation for collaborating with government, academia and other professional practice organizations. ALIGN is frequently asked to represent the voices of children, families, and member organizations during policy, practice, and legislative discussions. We have welcomed the voice and leadership of the Indigenous community to collectively strengthen and implement services that promote positive, and healthy outcomes for clients. Our member’s programs and services, respect history and respond to many of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

ALIGN members hold approximately 80% of the Alberta Government contracts for front-line child intervention services. Additionally, our members are contracted to provide family support for children with disabilities, early intervention programs and programs for prevention of family violence. Organizations are selected for these contracts because they consistently deliver high-quality services at a competitive cost. Our membership provides strong leadership that is flexible and responsive to the changing landscape of life in Alberta. Proven business models, a focus on efficiency, professionalism, and a passion for our work enables members to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable Albertans during good times and bad.

Ready to join us at the Conference on January 25 & 26, 2024?

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