Posts By: safeandcaring

COMMUNITY: Through My Eyes Film Premiere

by David Rust, Director of Community Partnerships at Safe and Caring While Alberta has benefited from extraordinary economic times, prosperity has not reached all citizens. The City of Edmonton is committed to addressing the issues of poverty and homelessness, shifting the focus from a charity model to one based on investment. Through My Eyes ​​is a… Read more »

FOCUS ON: What’s New in the Education Act

by Caroline Missal, MEd, Project Manager at Safe and Caring Alberta’s new Education Act passed in the Legislature on December 10, 2012, and is expected to come into effect in time for the 2015/2016 school year. Under the existing School Act, school boards must provide a safe and caring environment. The Education Act takes this… Read more »

POEM: Once and Now by Nicole Mulligan

Nicole Mulligan, of the Pride Centre of Edmonton, submitted this poem to the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities, to share in her personal journey and open up conversations about the value of the support of individuals and community working together to create safe, caring and inclusive spaces for all young people. Once… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Ian Hill of the Changing Point

Ian Hill is a leadership development innovator and humanitarian with a passion for helping others. Drawing from his personal experiences as an adopted at-risk youth turned successful business leader, Ian has dedicated his professional and private life to building stronger and more vibrant communities. Through his two major ventures, The Changing Point and the Becoming… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Robert Belisle

Robert Belisle is a Professional Bodybuilder (IFBB Pro) with experience competing in the 212 and open class Pro shows, including the famous Joe Weider Olympia. At almost 50 years old, Robert has spent half of his life heavily involved in the sport. In addition to competing for over 25 years, he has helped train and… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Recapping #Care4U

Our collective voice and collective action can make a difference! May 5-11 2014 marked Mental Health Awareness Week. Many different, provincial and national organizations came together to share an important message: Mental Health Matters. We were thrilled with the response to this year’s initiative. From interviews with local news and radio stations, to events attended by… Read more »

GUEST POST: Calling All Student Leaders!

Guest Post by: the Alberta Education Speak Out Team Alberta Education recognizes that students have a valuable perspective when it comes to their education.  Speak Out – the Alberta Student Engagement Initiative is committed to supporting students and schools in increasing Alberta youth’s engagement in their education and improving student learning experiences, both at the… Read more »

GUEST POST: First Peoples Child and Family Review seeking poems, artwork and letters from Canada’s children and youth

Guest Post by: Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research This unique issue seeks to mobilize knowledge about the health and well-being of First Nations young people in Canada, from the perspective of children and youth. It provides an opportunity for young people across the country to share what they have learned about contemporary issues… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Centre High & Safe and Caring

What are basic human rights? How do students’ cultural backgrounds impact their sense of  belonging at school and with their peers? Students from Edmonton’s Centre High campus, in collaboration with Safe and Caring, are exploring this issue  by participating in the youth action project “Violence and Bullying Prevention Through Human Rights Education.” Funded by the… Read more »