A special session of SACPA will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S

The event is free to the public and refreshments will be provided

The Development of a Social Policy Framework: How to Move Forward?

Social cohesion and an opportunity for all Albertans to be engaged members of our society are important to most. Achieving quality of life however means different things to different folks.

The challenge for the government is to prioritize the needs and wishes of Albertans while being mindful of limited economic and human resources. The speaker will explain the governments plan for public consultation in the development of a Social Policy Framework for Alberta, building on previous principles. He will also suggest that moving forward; the framework ought to be flexible enough to enable sensible changes from time to time.

Speaker: Dave Hancock, Minister of Human Services and Government House Leader

Dave Hancock is in his fifth term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Whitemud. On May 8, 2012, he was appointed Minister of Human Services and Government House Leader. In addition, Dave currently serves as a member of the Operations Committee and the Cabinet Policy Committee on Public Health & Safety. Prior to his current appointment, Dave served as Minister of Education and vice-chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Community Services.

In his third term, Dave served as Minister of Health and Wellness and as Government House Leader. He was also appointed as a member of the Agenda and Priorities Committee, Treasury Board, the Legislative Review Committee, the Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing Committee and the Cabinet Policy Committee on Community Services.

He has previously served as the Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, and vice-chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Education and Employment. During each of his terms in office, Dave has served as a member of Treasury Board and the Agenda and Priorities Committee.

Dave is a lawyer by profession and was a partner with Matheson and Company, Barristers and Solicitors, before entering public service. He received an arts degree in political science and economics and a law degree from the University of Alberta.

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