AEN Fall Cross Caucus Meetings 2017

November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm

Eventbrite - 2017 AEN Fall Meetings

AEN is focussed on building capacity to preserve and protect Alberta’s environment. We work to support and amplify AEN members’ work. Over the past two years, AEN members have discussed strategies to optimise the impact of the Network and its member organisations. This fall we will gather over 1½ days to put these strategies into practice.

AEN member groups work on a broad range of inter-connected issues covering a wide geographic area. The urgency of our environmental objectices requires that we work together strategically and effectively. Meeting in person—knowing each another, our environmental imperatives, and how to support each other—is very important to actualising collective action and impact. To this end we have organised three events that provide practical instruction, knowledge exchange and skill building to guide and focus our collective purpose. We strongly encourage you to join your fellow environmental advocates on November 17 and 18 to contribute your unique perspective and expertise.

The cost of travel, accomodation and meals for AEN members will be covered by AEN. Details below…


Other Events

Draft Program

Morning (9am to noon)

Check-in: Introductions and year in review

  • Who is here?
  • Brief update on AEN's strategic plan
  • Review of past year's AEN activities

Check-in : The state of the Alberta's environmental sector

  • External developments (opportunities / threats)--> political, environmental, social, economic
  • What are the underlying issues and their root causes?
  • Where are we going? What is our direction? Priorities? Objectives?
  • What is our level of urgency?
  • Are we going in the right direction?
  • What have been our successes? Failures?

Check-in: AEN's role in the Alberta's environmental community

  • Brief recap of AEN's strategic plan and ideas conveyed by AEN members at previous meetings
  • Reconfirm: what AEN should be doing, stop doing, keep doing, start doing?
  • What roles does coordination, convening, collaboration and information sharing play?
  • How should AEN adapt?

Lunch Break (12pm to 1pm)

Annual General Meeting

  • Minutes from 2016 AGM
  • Chair's Report
  • Executive Director's Report
  • Financial Report
  • Election of Officers

Afternoon (1pm to 4pm)

Caucuses - Check in, review, renewal, integration and mobilisation  

  • Caucus and working group check-in, past year activity
  • Is the caucus / working group configuration working?
  • Are any caucuses collaborating / helping each other? Examples
  • What do caucus need?
  • How caucuses / working groups / issues interconnect / overlap?
  • Do we have the right caucuses? Add, discontinue, merge, separate?
    • e.g., Law caucus to address environmental bill of rights, enforcement, better procedural and substantive rights,
  • What expertise is needed?
  • The state of caucus-government relations
  • Map caucus / working group issues, short, medium, long-term
    • Prioirities
    • Opportunities
    • Proactivity

Travel & Accommodations

Reimbursement of out-of-pocket travel expenses is available. Eligible expenses include busfare, taxifare, private vehicle mileage, parking, meals and accommodations while attending the Assembly. Attendees are encouraged to use mass transit or carpool if possible.


Lister Centre

There is limited accommodation available on-site at the Lister Centre. More information is available on the Accommodation page of the Lister Centre website. Request accommodations on-line, or contact the Lister Centre at 780-492-6056 or [email protected].

Chateau Lacombe

AEN has also secured a block of rooms at the Chateau Lacombe in downtown Edmonton, which is a short LRT ride and walk to the Lister Centre on the U of A Campus.

Book online or call the hotel direct and book under the Alberta Environmental Network Guestroom Block by November 13.

Direct Tel: 780-428-6611
Toll Free: 1-800-661-8801

Eventbrite - 2017 AEN Fall Meetings


Wild Rose Room, Lister Conference Centre
11613 87 Avenue NW (U of A Campus)
T6G 2H6 Edmonton , AB