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AHEA Conference - Families: Ties that bind

  • Friday, April 25, 2014
  • 11:30 AM
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014
  • 3:30 PM
  • Carriage House Inn, Calgary AB

Families – The Ties That Bind

AHEA Conference  April 25 – 26    2014

Carriage House Inn, 9030 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary

Registration Deadline – April 18

Conference details are available on the AHEA Website and in Fusion

This year’s conference includes the Empey Lecture, a free public event open to the public.

This session is at 7:30 on Friday April 25.


The Economic Costs and Health Consequences of Family/Friend Care Giving with Sarah Lucas, followed by the 20th Anniversary of the Year of the Family with Nora Spinks, CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family, promises to be both informative and entertaining as we examine the United Nations’ themes for this Anniversary: elimination of poverty, work and family and intergenerational families.


AHEA members not planning to attend the conference are welcome to come to this presentation and encouraged to bring family and friends.  There is no charge for this session.



Questions –email Shannon Yawney at 



For complete details about the event, download the brochure here

*** The Registration Form can be accessed here ***

Some highlights:

Guest Speaker: Nora Spinks, CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family 
Nora will have us laughing, learning and interacting as we explore with her the three themes the United Nations is focusing on in 2014 – the 20th Anniversary of the Year of the Family.  The themes are: elimination of poverty, work and family, and intergenerational families.

Come and hear Nora speak, bring family, friends, neighbours.  Watch for Conference registration information coming in Fusion, your email and by regular mail


Are you or someone you know providing eldercare? 

As our population ages, care of older adults may put an economic  strain on family and friends.  What are the economic costs faced by caregivers?  Sarah Lucas, Policy Analyst with Alberta Health, will share results of her systematic review of the literature in this area at the 2014 AHEA Conference in Calgary, April 25 -26. 
Please plan to attend!
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