Calgary Resilience Symposium March 18

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Marital breakdown causes a flood of emotions and a shaken sense of security. Taking decisive actions restores dignity and helps build resilience. ACES, the Association of A Community Engaged in Sharing, encourages media to inform their audience about the Calgary Resilience Symposium where people can learn about and discuss the variety of supports available to individuals and families facing decisions about one of the biggest life changes they will experience.

WHAT:  A full day of lectures and learnings from professionals who will answer questions pertaining to family matters, legal issues, financial planning and insurance inquiries, as well as mental and physical health topics. Everyone’s focus is on helping participants to make the right decisions for moving forward.

WHO:  Keynote Speakers at the Calgary Divorce Symposium include:

  • Nicole Sherren – Alberta Wellness Initiative 
  • Cyndy Morin – Resolve Legal Group
  • John-Paul Boyd – Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
  • Sharon Numerow – Certified Divorce Financial Specialist
  • Dr. Sue Clark – Psychologist 

WHERE:  Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail, SE Calgary, Alberta

WHEN:  Saturday, March 18th, 2017. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, incl. lunch & refreshment breaks.

  • Advance tickets ( including lunch, refreshments and parking) are $47.50, on Eventbrite
  • A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, for a fee of $65 if not SOLD OUT
  • This is not a tradeshow

WHY:  Topics will include:

  • Personal and family counselling – dispute resolution, developing a parenting plan, grief counselling, personal health & wellness, life coaching, etc.
  • Legal matters – choosing & making best use of a lawyer’s time, wills& estates, mediation
  • Financial matters – spousal & child support, property division, insurance education

FAST FACTS:

  • In Alberta, 43% of marriages end in divorce. For most separated or divorced parents (85%), the children live primarily with one parent (Statistics Canada 2012a).
  • In 2011, lone-parent families represented 16.3% of all Canadian census families. This was almost double the share of 8.4% in 1961. (http://www12.statcan.gc.ca)
  • 2016 Census Program release on families, households & marital status will be issued August 2, 2017

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Dorothy Briggs, Executive Director, ACES (Association of a Community Engaged in Sharing) Email: info@acesab.org  Tel: 780.761.3000      www.divorcesymposium.ca

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Register Now – 6th National Pro Bono Conference, Ottawa

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The Hon. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis will be hosting the Opening Reception of the 6th National Pro Bono Conference, Innovations in Action, September 28, 2016. The reception, which is only open to conference registrants, will be held at the Supreme Court of Canada. Spaces are limited, so book early.

The 6th National Pro Bono Conference and Awards Dinner will be held September 28-30, 2016 at the Westin, Ottawa.

Why Attend?
The 6th National Pro Bono Conference, Innovations in Action, is dedicated to the needs, resources and interests of lawyers, law firms, legal departments, and legal services pro bono professionals. Held only biennually, it is a can’t-miss event for anyone engaged in the important and growing world of pro bono.

Register by July 26 and save with our early-bird rates! Register 4 or more attendees and save 10%
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2014 National Pro Bono Conference

The 5th National Pro Bono Conference took place in Regina, Saskatchewan on September 25 and 26, 2014. Delegates from Canada, the US and abroad came together to exchange knowledge and ideas on pro bono legal services provision, network and forge new pro bono alliances. Thank you to all who participated in this important learning opportunity.

The next National Pro Bono Conference will take place in 2016.