Posts Categorized: Community

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

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… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Resources for National Bullying Awareness Day 2016

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,… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Recommended reading about residential schools

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… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Celebrating Orange Shirt Day

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,… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Orange Shirt Campaign Logo Design Competition!

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,… Read more »

COMMUNITY: What It Means to Wear Pink on Pink Shirt Day

Chances are you’ve heard of Pink Shirt Day. Perhaps your office is encouraging you and your colleagues to participate. Perhaps your kids are celebrating at school, or you’ve heard about an upcoming anti-bullying day on the news. Perhaps you are organizing a school or community initiative, selling or giving away branded pink shirts, distributing posters,… Read more »

COMMUNITY: 25 Ways to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20, 2016) with some of these family-friendly ideas! Celebrate yourself, or encourage your classroom or workplace to get involved! Write each member of your family a notes, telling them why you appreciate them. Encourage the rest of your fam to do the same. Smile at 15 strangers each… Read more »