COMMUNITY: Through My Eyes Film Premiere

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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 film and collaborative initiative created …

FOCUS ON: What’s New in the Education Act

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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 a step further, providing a …

CHAMPION PROFILE: Ian Hill of the Changing Point

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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 a Community Builder initiative, Ian …

COMMUNITY: Recapping #Care4U

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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 Alberta’s Premier, this week’s focus …

GUEST POST: One School’s Story about Creating Healthy and Meaningful Relationships

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Guest Post by: Nancy Metcalf, Jasper Place High School High school can be a place where students just want to fit in.  To let differences be known and access the strength that comes from our differences can feel risky and unsafe. The guardedness that results leads to feelings of isolation and being unable to find our true commonalities.  At Edmonton’s …

GUEST POST: Calling All Student Leaders!

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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 local and provincial levels. Through …

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

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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 affecting First Nations communities, as …

COMMUNITY: Centre High & Safe and Caring

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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 Alberta Human Rights Multiculturalism Fund, …