This schedule is indicative of the conference schedule but is subject to change.


Friday, April 26

3:30 - 4:00 pm


4:00 - 5:00 pm

Poster Session


Hotel Check-In

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Poster Session and Reception

6:00 - 7:15 pm

Banquet and Awards Gala

8:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday Keynote - Jason Sansregret

Foundational Knowledge Towards Reconciliation

Saturday, April 27

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

8:30 - 9:30 am

Annual General Meeting

10:00 - 10:15 am

Welcome Remarks

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Saturday Keynote - Jessica Correa

Building a Sustainable Lifestyle

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 2:00 pm

Break Out Session 1

A: Mary Lynn Ilnitsky,PHEc - Get Dressed with Purpose

B: Sarah Janzen - Blenderz Garment Recyclers

2:00 - 2:30 pm


2:30 - 3:30 pm

Break Out Session 2

C: Erin Wildeboer - The HodgePodge Lodge

D: Debra McLennan, RD - Alberta Pulse Growers

3:30 - 4:15 pm

AHEA Panel: Trends in the Workplace

4:15 - 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks


Friday Keynote SpeakerJason Sansregret

Foundational Knowledge Towards


Conference Keynote - Jessica Correa

Building a Sustainable Lifestyle


1:00 - 2:00 pm

Session 1A

What to Wear Now – How to Build a Functional, Effective & Sustainable Wardrobe

Mary Lynn Ilnitsky, PHec – Get Dressed on Purpose

Do you have a closet full of clothes yet nothing to wear? Are you keen to discover how to build sustainability into your closet while developing a functional, effective wardrobe? Join this session and learn about the Style Foundations you need to build a cohesive wardrobe that expresses your personal style while staying conscious of our environment and of the sustainability quotient.

Session 1B

The Truth About Textile Recycling and What We Can Do

Sarah Janzen – Blenderz Garment Recyclers

As we know, advertising isn't always truthful. In this session, Sarah shares her experiences behind the scenes of the textile recycling industry and shares some solutions and best practices to benefit people and the planet. Take a look into this courageous vision of what could be.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Session 2C

The HodgePodge Lodge

Erin Wildeboer

The HodgePodge Lodge is a community reuse building located in Strathcona County. Run by volunteers, this little building is doing much more than keeping usable items out of the landfill. Learn how the Lodge is giving back to the community and creating a space that is inclusive to everyone while also doing great things for the environment.

Session 2D

Nurturing People and the Planet!

Debra McLennan, RD – Pulse Growers

Did you know that pulses, like field peas, dry beans, lentils, and chickpeas contribute to sustainable living while nurturing our planet and our growing population?

Join Debra McLennan from Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) to explore the science, agriculture, nutrition and health benefits of pulses. Get some tips & tricks with pulses to help stretch food dollars in the kitchen and provide nutritious options for everyday meals and recipes.

At the end of the session, take home a free copy of APG’s recipe booklet Explore the Pulse-ibilities with peas, beans, lentils & chickpeas and Pulses: from Farm to Table workbook!

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