b"Reporting period: September 2022June 2023 2023 Canadian School BoardsALBERTA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATIONAssociation (CSBA) Congress ASBA is pleased to host the 2023 CSBA Congress and National Trustee Gathering on Indigenous2022-2023 CSBA Annual Report EducationLeading the Path Forward in Banff, Alberta from July 3-5, 2023. Banff will serve as aninspirational venue for trustees as we gather in-person for events, renowned keynote speakers,Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) is the provincial association that serves 61 locally timely and relevant learning opportunities, and engaging workshops. The 2023 CSBA Congresselected public, catholic and francophone school boards across Alberta, and four public and will be an event to attend to learn more about Indigenous education, school board governance,catholic boards from Yellowknife and Lloydminster. as well as Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Event details are available on our website, includinginformation on sessions and speakers.Our member boards support the diverse needs of all students in urban, metro and ruralcommunities. As a province-wide association, ASBA brings the different voices of member boardstogether, administering a balanced viewpoint and advocating on behalf of all our members to Provincial election advocacygovernment and other stakeholders. Albertas provincial election took place on May 29, 2023. As part of ASBAs election advocacy,Over this reporting period, ASBA has expanded services and increased advocacy efforts in ASBA engaged with government and opposition parties to advocate for ASBA education prioritiessupport of members, in alignment with Strategic Plan priorities. Additionally, the association has and raise public awareness leading up to, during, and after the provincial election. ASBAcontinued to position itself as an influential entity for government decision-making, impactful in developed an election advocacy toolkit, which equipped member boards with key messages,the education system and collaborative with our diverse membership and communities.materials for distribution and a how to guide for engaging with local candidates across Alberta. ASBA additionally ran a comprehensive social media campaign and invited political party leadersfrom the Alberta Party, New Democratic Party and United Conservative Party to share their2023-2026 Strategic Plan election platform and education priorities in advance of the election. Questions posed to leadersASBA is pleased to share its new 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, informed by member boards input, were informed by feedback from member school boards to promote the importance ofwhich will guide the Associations direction for the next three years. The new plan will come into continuous support of the education system and elevate the value of school boards as the voiceeffect on September 1, 2023. Additional details may be found at this link. of education. As part of the post-election phase, ASBA will focus on establishing relationships with the newgovernment and advancing member priorities. ASBA's 2022-2023 Board of DirectorsASBAs Board of Directors oversee the business and affairs of the Association. They areambassadors for not only the Association, but also trusteeship and public education governed byASBAs locally-elected public, catholic and francophone member boards. ASBA would like torecognize the 2022-2023 Board of Directors.ASBA Board of Directors (from left to right) Robert Pirie, Zone 5 Director Patricia Bolger, Calgary Board of Education DirectorLinda Wigton, Zone 2/3 DirectorAllison Purcell, Zone 6 DirectorDawn Hancock, Edmonton Public Schools DirectorMarilyn Dennis, PresidentDr. Vivian Abboud, CEO Government relations and legislationAlene Mutala, Edmonton Catholic Schools DirectorASBA continued to foster relationships with government at the municipal, provincial and federal level toTammy Henkel, Zone 1 Director advocate on behalf of our members on policies and legislation including regular touchpoints with theColleen Holowaychuk, Zone 2/3 Director Minister of Education, Deputy Minister and other ministry staff. ASBAs impact on the province hasMyra DSouza, Calgary Catholic School District Director included:Trudy Bratland, Zone 4 Director Invitations to participate on task forces; Shali Baziuk, Vice-president Providing quotes for news releases;Attending relevant news conferences; Invitations to embargoed briefings prior to public release;Government reaching out to ASBA to consult and seek ASBAs input;Greater visibility through the media; and,Opportunities to advocate on the national stage through CSBA.During this reporting period, ASBA provided feedback to government on items including funding forlearning gaps, Budget 2023, new schools and modernization supports, student supports, Mandatory EntryLevel Training (MELT), curriculum and participated in the Career Education Task Force."