Adapting to New Realities 2022

The ACGC annual gathering is a platform for the international cooperation sector in Alberta to engage, network and reflect on our active role as global citizens to achieve gender equality and the SDGs. Under the theme, “Adapting to New Realities.” participants will gather together in person to reflect on the urgent need to reshape our sector, and adopt best practices to ensure greater equity and inclusion.

Participants will have the opportunity to;

Event Details

Location:  Calgary
Venue:  TBD
Time:  9:30am – 3:30pm

During the day long in person annual gathering participants will be encouraged to engage in reflective and deep conversations , whilst learning from each other and having an opportunity for topic focused Q & A sessions with sector experts.

9:30am: Opening and Welcome

Conference opening statements and land acknowledgements.

10am: Deepening our understanding on decolonization and reconciliation

This session will be presented by VIDEA on the following guided areas;

  • What does reconciliation look like?
  • What does decolonization look like?
  • What is the truth and reconciliation calls to action?
  • What is the United Nations Declaration of the rights of Indigenous people?
  • What is your organization’s action plan?

1pm:: Understanding obligations of our sector to Prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)

This session will be presented by DIGNA on the following;

  • Overview of PSEA and defining key terms
  • Highlights of the PSEA Assessment tool 
  • Sharing good practices to PSEA

11:30am: Youth Report Presentation

During lunch (provided on site), participants will hear a presentation by Alberta youth, providing in-depth insight on how Alberta youth want to learn and engage in global issues.

COVID Protocols

ACGC will comply with all provincial guidelines in force at the time of the event.  

All participants are required to provide proof of full vaccination. Please bring your proof of vaccination and ID to the venue.

Current restrictions:  Participants will seat at tables with not more than 10 people at each table. No mingling between tables.

Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided to all attendees.