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Residents Invited to Community Conference about Strengthening the Family Unit on March 15 and 16
Posted Date: 3/7/2019
The community is invited to attend ‘A Path Forward: Simple Connections, Stronger Families’, a free two-day community conference that teaches the public how to strengthen the family unit.
The conference takes place on March 15 and 16, 2019 at the Stonebridge Hotel located at 12102 100 Street, and features two key-note speakers.

Registration to the conference is open and tickets are available at the Revolution Place Box Office at 780-538-0387 or online.


On Friday March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., Charmaine Hammond presents on communication in the family with a focus on the 3-C principles, communication, conflict-resolution, and collaboration. Charmaine Hammond holds a master’s degree in conflict management and analysis. Her long-standing career in conflict management has helped hundreds of families through the mediation process.

On Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the conference continues with a morning presentation from Dr. Phil McRae called ‘Cut Both Ways: Parenting in a Digitally Saturated World.’

Dr. McRae shares his research on emerging digital technology trends and their impact on child/youth identity, family relationships, and our societal health. Dr. McRae is currently an executive officer with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.

In the afternoon, there will be sessions from local professionals on personal wellness, living transitions and attachment within the family.

Lunch will be provided on March 16 and childcare is available by e-mailing crimeprevention@cityofgp.com.