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Calgary Luncheon: Money & Conflict

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Danish Canadian Club, 727-11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta
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  • Pay cash or cheque at the door.

    $25 for members
    Cheques payable to the Danish Canadian Club
  • Pay cash at the door.

    $35 for non-members

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An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ


It should come as no surprise, especially so soon after the holiday season, that money woes can be the cause of marital and family stress.  Unemployment or poor spending habits can exacerbate the situation.  One can easily conclude that Money & Conflict are synonymous, and that this reality extends well beyond just the family unit.  The FOAJ & ADRIA are pleased to present two speakers this month that will offer their experience, insights and potential resources to better understand the money & conflict dynamic.  What skills or resources might be available to you when assisting families though these difficult conversations or decisions?  Come enjoy this networking opportunity with colleagues and guests.

ADRIA member and Director Dora Dang will first speak about the Circle of Conflict, and how financial pressures can fuel or contribute to a deteriorating family situation.  A pronounced drop in Alberta’s economic outlook has resulted in job losses and changing financial circumstances.  As Alberta’s pipeline and economic woes are extended, it is inevitable that many families living in Alberta will face the financial consequences of this economic downturn.  These financial stresses are often the tipping point that can end a marriage already on the rocks.  As an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist, be it as a mediator or negotiator, when analyzing money and conflict it is important to realize the many sources of conflict and to be able to figure out what kinds of financial conflict are present.  If the issues cannot be diagnosed properly, then the resolution may be impossible.

Our second speaker is Mark Kalinowski  from the Credit Counselling Society - a non-profit service helping individuals and families find their best options to deal with their debt and get their finances back on track. Mark will present Financial 1St Aid for Mediation Professionals, assisting us all to learn how financial stress impacts our clients, to recognize the signs of financial stress, and to know what strategies and resources might be available to assist them.

Your speakers:

Dora Q.K. Dang C.Med., Q.Arb., CDFA, RFM, ACP

Dora Dang has twenty-five years of experience working with the public.  Her background and work experience include corporations, professional associations, not-for-profit, government (police agencies, correctional agencies, educators and medical health profession) and the public. Dora is the co-founder and co-owner of Leap! Divorce Solutions Ltd.  Dora is a trained and experienced professional in alternative dispute resolution and conflict management. Her practice includes arbitration, mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict management, divorce financial analysis, and litigation support.  She is the current Treasurer for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta (ADRIA), and is a Board member for the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association Professionals (Calgary).  The City of Calgary is Dora’s home, and she is a proud Calgarian.  In her leisure time, you might find Dora chilling with family and friends or nurturing her inner “foodie” at a Calgary restaurant.

Mark Kalinowski  

Mark is a Financial Educator serving the Credit Counselling Society in Southern Alberta. Prior to moving into this role, Mark spent 5 years helping individuals find solutions to their money problems as an Accredited Credit Counsellor. Having also worked for two banks, he offers practical advice and real life examples. In addition to his work experience, he has completed many financial courses including the Life Licensing Exam, Insolvency Counsellor Qualifying Course, Canadian Securities, and Investment Funds in Canada Course.


Please register online and then pay at the door. Cash or cheque only (cheques made out to the Danish Canadian Club). ADRIA member rate is $25 and the non-member rate is $35.

Please register in advance.  Payment at the door.  Cash only preferred, please.

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