Past Events

ARCQE 8th National Child Day Conference
Practicing an Ethos of Caring: Honouring Children’s Right to be Safe

November 17-18th, 2017
Fantasyland Hotel
17700 87 Avenue, Edmonton

Register by October 23, 2017 to receive the Early Bird rate!
More Info
View the conference brochure

Keynote speakers:

Carol Anne Wien, Professor Emerita and a Senior Scholar in the Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto
Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education at Western University in Ontario, Canada
Jean-Paul Bédard, Author “Running Into Yourself”, elite endurance athlete, and international advocate for survivors of sexual violence

November 18, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Clareview Recreation Center – 3804 139 Ave NW, Edmonton – Multipurpose rooms #4 & #5

Enjoy an afternoon of free activities for families with toddlers and preschoolers! (Older siblings are welcome to come) We will have snacks, activities, play centres, face painters and information about community resources.

November 19, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Castle Downs YMCA – 11510 153 Ave NW, Edmonton

Children and Families are invited to the YMCA PLAY DAY for activities and games!
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National Child Day Panel:
Creating Safe and Caring Environments for Children and Youth
In Partnership with Alberta Health Services and Community Education Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:30am -12:30pm
Alberta Children’s Hospital – Kinsmen Learning Centre (4th floor)
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary



Come join us to hear from four leaders in child and youth advocacy in Alberta:

Sara Austin, Founder of Children’s First Canada, and CEO of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre
Sheldon Kennedy, Lead Director at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre
Michelle Gagnon, President of the Palix Foundation and Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
Del Graff, Alberta Child and Youth Advocate

South Network Night: Right to Be Safe
November 2, 2017 – 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Sun Room – YMCA Child Development Centre, 10702 18th Streey SE
Email for more information.



Sixth Annual Alberta GSA Conference
November 18, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Central Memorial High School – 5111 21 Street SW Calgary
Free registration for all junior and senior high school students and GSA teacher-advisors.



National Child Day Art Exhibition

In celebration of National Child Day, we invite you and your family to stop by Wildflower and North Mount Pleasant Arts Centres to view a wonderful selection of children’s artwork and enjoy some refreshments.

North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre
November 18th to 20th – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
523 27 Avenue NW

Wildflower Arts Centre
November 18th – 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
3363 Spruce Drive SW

Bring your family and friends for this exciting winter celebration, in support of a Child’s Right to be Safe. Get creative in our crafts room, join a guided park tour or test out your birdwatching skills. Browse our educational exhibitors who will provide information all about providing safe spaces for Calgary’s children and youth. We’ll also have nature-themed games, fun facts about the park’s wildlife and much more! Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.

Sunday, November 19, 2017
1:00pm -3:00pm
Ralph Klein Park


Family Swims at Southland & Village Square Leisure Centres

Join-us on Sunday November 19th for family swims and learn more about staying safe in the water, on-ice, and around The City.

Village Square Leisure Centre
Regular Admission applies
2623 56 St NE, Calgary

Southland Leisure Centre
Regular Admission applies
2000 Southland Dr SW, Calgary

Read with Engine 23
November 20, 2017 – 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Library – 616 Macleod Trail SE
Enjoy a National Child Day safety-themed storytime while seated atop Engine 23 in the Reading Nook!


5th Annual Chestermere NCD Play Day
November 24 – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Chestermere Recreation Centre – 201 W Chestermere Dr, Chestermere

Fun for children 0-5 years of age and their families!


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