2019 ELAA Counsellor Update

From September 20, 10:00 until 14:45


Join us and start the year off right with the most up-to-date information and resources from our member institutions. Connect and network with post-secondary representatives and colleagues from across the province, find out what's new and exciting at member institutions, pick up new viewbooks and publications for the year, get answers to questions about post-secondary ...and collect all the swag!

Location: Cenovus Learning Commons at Red Deer College
Address: Room 2909, 100 College Blvd., Red Deer, AB
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.


10:00 to 10:30 am        Registration and Check-In
10:30 to 11:00 am        Publication Fair: Part A
11:00 to 11:15 am        Welcome & Opening Remarks
11:15 to 11:45 am        Presentation Group 1
                                      Question & Answer
11:45 am to 12:15 pm  Presentation Group 2
                                      Question & Answer

12:15 to 1:00 pm          LUNCH

1:00 to 1:30 pm            Presentation Group 3
                                      Question & Answer
1:30 to 2:00 pm            Presentation Group 4
                                      Question & Answer
2:00 to 2:15 pm            Presentation Group 5
                                      Question & Answer  
2:15 to 2:45 pm            Publication Fair: Part B
                                      Event Concludes


High School Representatives: $15 per person
ELAA Members: included with yearly membership

IMPORTANT NOTE: The ELAA Counsellor Update and the Red Deer College Update are two separate events, each requiring separate, advanced registration. Advance payment is required to attend the ELAA Counsellor Update. Please click "Join" at the top of this page to complete the registration form and submit payment.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Full refunds will be provided if your attendance is cancelled on or before Thursday, September 12, 2019. No refunds will be provided if cancellation occurs after Thursday, September 12, 2019. Cancellations must be done through the website for a refund to be issued -- cancellations via phone, fax or email will not be accepted.

Red Deer College Update

Thank you to Red Deer College for partnering with ELAA to hold the ELAA Counsellor Update at the College. Prior to the ELAA Counsellor Update on September 20, Red Deer College will be holding their update for high school counsellors. Please visit RDC for details, updates and to register. 


We have blocked off a set of rooms and arranged a special group rate at the Staybridge Suites Red Deer North for Counsellor Update. 

The following are the group special rates:

Room Types

Single Rate

1 King Studio Suite (inc. 1 queen pull-out)

$119.00 + taxes

1 Queen Studio Suite (inc. 1 queen pull-out)

$119.00 + taxes

How to Make a Reservation


  1. Phone/online:                    Call the hotel directly at 587-457-1110 or click here
  2. Group Code:                      Group Name: ELAA 2019 or Group Code: ELA
  3. Cut-off:                              Room rates will be held until Thursday, August 15, 2019.                                                  
  4. Rooms Release:                The group rate will be invalid after midnight on August 15, 2019.
  5. CANCELLATION                Individual cancellation received after 6 p.m. the day of arrival will result in 100% of total guest room revenue plus taxes


The closest public parking near the Cenovus Centre is Public Lot East. Turn into the College on College Boulevard. Take the first left. Take the 3rd right into P Lot (East).
Map: https://rdc.ab.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/1970/parking-main-campus-2018.pdf

Public Parking Instructions:
Daily, hourly or short term visitor parking is available in public lots (east or west) at the main campus where you can pay with cash or credit card at one of our three Pay Stations located inside the main campus building, near the Main Entrance, Arts Centre or Cenovus Centre, near  The Patch. Please remember your license plate number for the payment at the Pay station INSIDE.


  • Public East/West - Effective weekdays: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM | $2.00/hour to max of $8.00/day
  • Short Term Parking - Effective weekdays: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM | $1.00/30 minutes