Safe and Caring is proud to announce Alberta’s second Orange Shirt Day Logo Competition

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Students from across Alberta, grades K-12, are encouraged to submit original artwork to Safe and Caring for consideration in the 2017 Orange Shirt Day Logo Competition. The winning logo will be selected by a panel of judges at Edmonton City Hall, during Aboriginal Week, at the end of May, and will be featured on the front of Alberta’s 2017 Official Orange … Read More

Celebrate Pink Shirt Day with Safe and Caring

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On February 22, schools across Canada are celebrating Pink Shirt Day — an anti-bullying initiative which promotes kindness and respect between classmates, peers and fellow humans of all stripes. Wearing a pink shirt on this day is a condemnation of bullying, and a commitment to making schools safe and respectful places for everyone. The origins of Pink Shirt Day are … Read More

You Deserve a Healthy Relationship

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Romantic relationships have the power to impact our lives in countless ways. They can provide excitement, complexity and fulfillment, but sometimes they can also have a detrimental effect. Relationships come in many forms and it’s not always easy to tell if yours is healthy. Friends and family can tell you what they think, but it’s important to be able to … Read More

COMMUNITY: Resources for National Bullying Awareness Day 2016

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It’s National Bullying Awareness Week As a longtime supporter of National Bullying Awareness Week and advocate for safe and caring learning environments, we have a large collection of freely available resources to help you celebrate this wonderful week! Check out the list below for some ideas on how to celebrate, tips for creating safe spaces, and background information about the … Read More

COMMUNITY: Recommended reading about residential schools

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Orange Shirt Day is around the corner: September 30, 2016! Below is a list of some recommended reading about residential schools for sharing in your classroom, compiled by the CBC Shi-shi-etko, by Nicola Campbell (Ages 4-8) Shin-chi’s Canoe, by Nicola Campbell (Ages 4-8) Arctic Stories, by Michael Kusugak (Ages 4-8) Kookum’s Red Shoes, by Peter Eyvindson (Ages 4-8) Fatty Legs: A … Read More

COMMUNITY: Celebrating Orange Shirt Day

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About Orange Shirt Day Three years ago, Williams Lake, British Columbia hosted a memorial event for the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) School. Former students were given a chance to share their memories from their time at residential schools, and the community took a step toward reconciliation by acknowledging and honouring their experiences. One student, Phyllis, told a story of having … Read More

COMMUNITY: Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

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Hello Safe and Caring family! You can help The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities is excited to participate in The Great Canadian Giving Challenge: YOU can help us win $10,000! It’s so easy. Just click on CanadaHelps.org or givingchallenge.ca. Every $ you donate to Safe and Caring in June qualifies us to win $10,000. Serving the entire … Read More

COMMUNITY: Get Loud for CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week

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About Mental Health Week CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. Today, MHW offers practical ways to maintain and improve mental health and support recovery from mental illness and addictions. CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). And again this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET … Read More

COMMUNITY: Orange Shirt Campaign Logo Design Competition!

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The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities is holding a province–wide contest for students to design a logo for this year’s Orange Shirt Campaign! Overview Orange Shirt Day, taking place on September 30, 2016, is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. … Read More