CHAMPION PROFILE: Mark Cabaj (MBA, BA)

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator Mark Cabaj (MBA, BA) is a Safe and Caring Board Member, and Founder and Associate (Former VP) of Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement For Mark Cabaj, community engagement and development is a way of life. Growing up in St. Paul, Alberta, Mark enjoyed supporting local public and not-for-profit groups such as Boys and Girls Clubs … Read More

CHAMPION PROFILE: Robyn Blackadar (MBA, BA)

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator As President and CEO of Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research (The Centre), an organization dedicated to creating and mobilizing evidence to ensure the well-being of children, Robyn Blackadar is one of Safe and Caring’s valued partners and fellow champions for child and youth well-being. Having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and … Read More

CHAMPION PROFILE: Nancy Gibson, PhD

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator Nancy Gibson is one of the newest members of Safe and Caring’s Board of Directors. Nancy brings to Safe and Caring over 50 years of experience serving communities around the world in a multitude of different roles – as a nurse and, later, medical researcher in Sierra Leone; as a community leader and volunteer for numerous … Read More

CHAMPION PROFILE: Mark Ramsankar, President of the ATA

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator Mark Ramsankar is a true champion for Alberta students, teachers and school staff. Mark has worked in the field of education since 1986. Prior to his election as ATA President in 2013, he served variably as a teacher, Assistant Principal and President of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local. Throughout his career, Mark’s focus has been … Read More

CHAMPION PROFILE: Pixel Blue College

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by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator This month, we recognize community champion Pixel Blue College for their generous pledge of $100,000 to a scholarship for youth, to be administered in partnership with Safe and Caring. The Pixel Blue and Safe and Caring “Collaborate and Create” Scholarship will be distributed to youth interested in giving back to their communities through a career in … Read More

CHAMPION PROFILE: Introducing Susan Hopkins, Ed.D., Executive Director of Safe and Caring

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Guest Post by: Dr. Nancy Gibson, medical anthropologist and Senior Researcher with CIET Susan Hopkins joined the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities as Executive Director in August 2014. As the new Executive Director of Safe and Caring Schools & Communities, Susan brings a rich range of experience to her position. With degrees in political science and educational leadership, … Read More

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 … Read More

CHAMPION PROFILE: Robert Belisle

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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 motivate many other athletes. He … Read More