Call For Presenters

Share Your Wisdom: Inspire Growth in Foster and Kinship Care

Share Your Expertise with Alberta's Foster and Kinship Caregiving Community

With so many talented trainers in Alberta and leaders in their fields of expertise, we’d like to expand our pool of professionals who support our conferences as well as our virtual training, to provide even more depth to what we offer our caregiving community!

We know that there are so many knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate people in Alberta who would like to be involved in reaching this demographic, who can provide insight into specific training areas that caregivers may be looking for.

Some examples of the types of desired training are:

  • Emotional/psychological training (trauma-informed caregiving, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ2S+, gender identity, loss and grief, attachment, etc.)

  • Culturally specific training (Multi-cultural, Indigenous cultural teachings – the role of the band designate, offering protocol, language and language lessons, traditional foods, the significance of cultural dance and regalia, traditional parenting, etc.)

  • Practical training (care for the caregiver, cyber-bullying/internet safety, drug trends/usage/awareness, effective communication, development of cultural support plans, having effective collaborative and/or crucial conversations, etc.)
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2024/25 Virtual Training | October 2025 ( Conference)

AFKA’s Annual Training Conference and Virtual Training Opportunities!

Alberta Foster and Kinship Association’s training conference is designed to provide supplemental training to, and recognition of, Alberta’s Foster and Kinship Caregivers.

The success of our conference is built on a foundation of strong content, relevant to the caregiver community, that better equips them with the day-to-day challenges of being a caregiver.

While we are actively seeking presenters for our annual conferences, there are many opportunities to present virtually with the AFKA to help strengthen Alberta caregivers’ knowledge, skills and growth, as they navigate caregiving of children and youth in care. 

We are looking for skilled and passionate presenters on the following topics:

  • Emotional Regulation of Self
  • Trauma/Vicarious Trauma
  • Internet Safety/Cyber Bullying
  • Drug Trends/Addiction/Warning Signs
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Mindset Shifts/Awareness to Change Thoughts
  • Behavioural Challenges
  • Self-Wellness/Care for the Caregiver
  • FASD
  • Autism
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ2S++, Gender/Self Identity
  • Indigenous Teachings

Please fill out the form below if you would like to be considered for presenting at next year’s conference, or if you’d like to be considered for presenting virtual or in-person training.

Submission Form

Join our vibrant community of educators and advocates by sharing your unique expertise at an AFKA event. By submitting this form, you’re taking the first step toward enriching the lives of caregivers and children within the foster and kinship care network.

Once submitted, we’ll review your information and reach out to discuss how your insights can best serve our mission. We look forward to potentially collaborating with you to create empowering experiences for all our members.

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