ASSC 2021 – Fun Sessions Announced!

Our goal is to make ASSC 2021 almost as fun as an in-person conference, so join us for the “Fun Sessions” that we’ve planned throughout the conference.

There is no cost to any of these Fun Sessions and you do not have to register in advance. We encourage to come to as many as possible, as there will be gift basket draws for those that attend each session!

Tuesday, May 11th

Games & Prizes – join us for some fun virtual games like trivia, Scattegories, Bingo and more. There’s lots of fun to be had and prizes to be won!

Networking Happy Hour – get to know delegates from other institutions and connect with old friends!

Wednesday, May 12th

Olds College Campus Tour – join us for a video tour of the beautiful Olds College campus. We’ll also have a live Q&A session at the end to answer questions.

Creating a Spring Planter – join Olds College Instructional Assistant, Ben Fulkerth, to learn how to create a beautiful spring planter, including information on types of containers, soil, plants, watering/fertilizer/maintenance, multi-seasonal use, and more!

Thursday, May 13th

Chair Yoga – join Olds College Counsellor, Nicole St. Michel, for a relaxing session!

Live Concert – join Olds College Instructor, Dustin Farr, for a live country music concert! Dress up in your “country best” and enjoy some live entertainment with your colleagues!

Sound like fun? Then join us and Register Today!

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ASSC 2021 Fundraiser

The Chair of the On-Site Planning Committee for ASSC 2021, Jennifer Fleckenstein from Olds College, will be shaving her head on the last day of the conference in order to raise funds to support CHMA, Alberta Division.

The planning committee wanted to find a way to give back to an organization that was provincially focused and that would be meaningful to the delegates attending. Considering the unprecedented year we’ve had, they thought that supporting the mental health of Albertans, including post-secondary students, would be a great cause to get behind.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a recognizable and reliable organization where Albertans find compassionate support, responsible care and accessible resources. CMHA, Alberta Division consists of eight regional offices throughout Alberta and the Centre for Suicide Prevention.

CMHA, Alberta Division’s projects of provincial scope include:

  • OSI-CAN— OSI-CAN facilitates peer group support and relationship building for military, first responders and public safety personnel dealing with operational stress injuries (OSI) and post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI).
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Project— The MDD Project collects research and learns from individuals living with depression and individuals caring for those living with depression.
  • Caregiver Connections— Caregiver Connections is a peer-led support program for those caring for someone diagnosed with a mental illness or who has a mental health concern.
  • Healthy Campus Alberta— Healthy Campus Alberta is a community of practice made up of committed individuals and organizations who have a shared mission to create an inclusive, collaborative and community-integrated approach to mental health and wellness on campuses.
  • Rural Mental Health Project— The Rural Mental Health Project is a community-development project promoting mental health in rural communities.

Please consider making a donation so that we can all show our “True Grit” and support mental health in Alberta.

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ASSC 2021 – Registration is OPEN!

Olds College is excited to host the 2021 Alberta Services for Students Conference virtually from May 11-14, 2021. We hope you’ll join us!

Check out the Schedule and Sessions page for more information about the conference and then head over to the Registration page to sign up now!

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ASSC 2021 is going VIRTUAL!

The Provincial Planning Committee (PPC), in consultation with the On-Site Planning Committee at Olds College, has made the decision that the Alberta Services for Students Conference will be fully virtual for 2021.

The Conference dates will remain May 11-14, 2021.

More information will be posted very soon, including the Conference Schedule, the Registration Fees & Information, and the Breakout Session Schedule & Descriptions.

We’re excited to be able to bring you ASSC 2021 and hope to have lots of people participate!

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Good Afternoon,

As you likely have heard, circumstances at Olds College and at post-secondary institutions across the province are rapidly changing in response to COVID-19. 

At this time, the Provincial Planning Committee, in consultation with the On-Site Planning Committee at Olds College, has made the difficult decision to cancel the Alberta Services for Students Conference for 2020.

A host had not been selected yet for 2021, so the decision has been made that Olds College will host the Conference in 2021, allowing them to salvage much of the planning and preparations that they have made to-date.

We will plan to host an online webinar in mid-May, around the time the 2020 Conference would have taken place, in order to announce our very deserving award winners. Awards will be mailed out to all winners.

We will also recognize these individuals again at ASSC 2021.

Olds College is working to confirm the exact dates for ASSC 2021 and they will be posted on the ASSC website ( as soon as possible.

Anyone who has already submitted registration and payment for ASSC 2020 will be refunded.

Please let the On-Site Planning Committee know if you have any questions by emailing

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you all at ASSC 2021 in Olds!

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