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Our New Minister of Education

Adriana LaGrange - AB Minister of Education

Jason Kenney's choice for Education Minister was greatly anticipated since the news that the people of Alberta elected a UCP majority government. Tuesday's revelation that this post was going to be filled by Adriana LaGrange, a MLA from Red Deer, was greeted with enthusiastic support by the members of the home education community. As a mother of seven children, which include a set of identical twins, and grandmother of three, Minister LaGrange has a strong connection to family that our home education community can relate to. She is also a role model to young ladies as the second female Education Minister of Alberta. The passion and strength she has already demonstrated in her work as a Trustee of the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division and as the President of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association, confirm she is someone who is a seasoned defender of choice and parental rights. These shared foundations give us a common base to work and collaborate from.  

AHEA looks forward to working with Minister LaGrange in her new role and congratulates her on her appointment!

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Bill 24 Injunction Appeal Decision Reached

The decision by the Court of Appeal has been reached. One dissenting judge, of three, saw the risk of schools losing their funding before the case is actually heard later this year. Stay tuned for further updates as decisions will be made by the government, the lawyers and the parties involved. Prayers and politics are a good mix... both will be needed.  

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The 2019/20 AHEA Board

The 2019/20 AHEA board has selected a new executive and redistributed board duties.

The new executive is as follows:

  • President: Ted Tederoff
  • Vice-President: Shannon Tederoff
  • Secretary: Beth Wiens
  • Treasurer: Gary Wiens

Special board positions include:

  • Government Liaison: Shawna Sundal
  • Website Liaison: Nicole Noster
  • Support Group Liaisons: Ted Tederoff, Shannon Tederoff and Shawna Sundal
  • Convention Liaison: Shannon Tederoff

Member-at-large: Simon Noster

We look forward to our new board duties and responsibilities, and will work as a team to support each other in the demands of the year come. 

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A New Day in Government

A New Day in Government

​On April 16th, 2019 the UCP government won a majority victory in Alberta. AHEA looks forward to knowing who the new Education Minister will be so that we can begin to build relationship and work together. Good news from the speech:

"The silent majority has spoken. . . not the loud and angry voices on social media. But average Albertans who simply spoke today. Those folks who simply want their common sense values reflected in their government. Who want high quality health, education and public services, but who understand that we need a vibrant public sector economy to help pay for those things. . . Albertans who believe in our great tradition of school choice because they understand that parents know better than politicians what's best for their kids."

Jason Kenney, Premier-designate
4/16/19, Victory Speech

Hands down - the winning point! Now let's see the policies that will reflect this. . .

If the 2014 Education Act is proclaimed as promised by the UCP, replacing the School Act we are currently operating under, we still need to be aware of the outstanding implications of the law contained therein. Please consider the latest article by John Carpay, titled "Battle over parental rights continues after Alberta election." The outstanding court cases are very relevant and important. We continue to encourage you to pray for the judges from the Alberta Court of Appeal that are currently deliberating on the Bill 24 Injunction, as well as the lawyers preparing for the Bill 24 case itself, which is anticipated at the end of the year if nothing changes.

Parental rights are very much still being debated in the public square, and we encourage you to be informed and engaged on this issue, as home education is directly related.

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Extended Early Bird Pricing!

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Due to a variety of reasons, the AHEA Convention is extending the Early Bird Deadline until March 15th 2019.

You can register online here.

Please remember that Graduation registration still ends on midnight of March 1st.  Registration for all Youth Labs closes March 15th.  Registration for the Children's Program closes April 1st.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

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