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Food Banks Alberta 2018 Conference: Charting the Course

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre

76 Connaught Drive

Jasper, AB T0E 1E0

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About the Conference

The Food Banks Alberta 2018 Annual Conference and AGM is an opportunity to share, learn, connect and network with the food bank community in Alberta. The 2018 conference in Jasper brings together like-minded individuals and organizations interested in the food bank sector.

This conference is unique in that it allows individuals to 'chart their own course' and visit 4 food banks to enjoy a progressive meal and tour at each location on their way to Jasper.

What's in store

Wednesday, May 23: Visit food banks on your way to Jasper:

VISIT TIMES: Parkland Food Bank, Spruce Grove (lunch & tour) 12:00 -1:30 pm

WEE Food Bank, Entwistle (coffee/dessert & tour) 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Edson Food Bank, Edson (snack & tour) 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Hinton Food Bank, Hinton (BBQ & tour) 4:00 – 5:30 pm

At the Sawridge Inn, Jasper


Registration opens 5:00 PM

Opening reception 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Thursday, May 24

Registration/Breakfast 7:30 AM

Sessions/Lunch/Sessions 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Dinner 6:00 PM

Friday, May 25

Breakfast 7:30 AM

AGM 8:30 AM

Sessions/Lunch/Sessions 9:00 am - 2:15 pm

Wrap up and Farewell 2:30 PM


SESSIONS AND PRESENTATION DESCRIPTIONS
Read about the great presentations we have to offer at the 2018 provincial conference:

Inclusive and holistic approaches to food banking
A band-aid for a bullet hole: Is emergency food the only answer to help?
The co-executive directors of the Medicine and District Food Bank will illustrate how the food bank has taken a lead in creating sustainable food programs and the compelling story that got it all in motion.

‘Food Matters’ and other cooperative ways to be innovative
At the Leduc & District Food Bank a new Kitchen Learning Center has spurred the development of innovative, new and flexible programs in partnership with local agencies to support clients.

It does take a village: an inclusive approach
For the last 8 years the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village has molded its programming to wrap around the specific needs of clients. Learn how slices can be modified to suit your food bank.

The stuff you really need to know
Tax receipts: The basics of charitable donations
What you don’t know can hurt you. Make sure your food bank has the full picture on issuing charitable tax receipts. Learn about in-kind donations, what qualifies as a gift and how to avoid making common mistakes.

Policies and procedures: How to develop these essential tools
Do you cringe if someone asks, “What is our policy on….?” An essential tool that often doesn’t get done, policy manual templates for operations, governance and HR will help a food bank of any size get organized.

Are you ready? Emergency preparedness and response planning for food banks
Learn from a professional who will present the framework in development for the network as well as walk you through the key guidelines to build your own preparedness and response plan if a disastrous event happens to your food bank.


Proven programs that really work
Community Kitchens: Cooking up some different ideas
Programs like Community Kitchens continue to grow and evolve. Learn about two very different concepts which are both having exceptional results.

Heart of the Home: Supporting the rebuild one kitchen at a time
The Wood Buffalo Food Bank created a unique program out of necessity, now learn how it could transition into your community when people need to start over.

Data: It’s not just for geeks anymore
Collect, manage and collect the right information to better understand your community’s needs while reducing admin time. Learn how an online food bank software program may help you gather your data.


2018 Registration Fees (per participant)
Regular
Member $85 each
2 people from 1 food bank $80 each
3 or more people from 1 food bank $70 each
Non-Member $110 each
Spouse rate (meals only) $110 each


Hotel rooms – limited rooms available:

https://www.stayinjasper.com/


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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre

76 Connaught Drive

Jasper, AB T0E 1E0

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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