Our initiatives

Featured initiatives:

The Youth ART Project – Bullying Prevention in Schools

Safe and Caring is thrilled to be working with the two rural Alberta communities of Wabasca and Rocky Mountain House to deliver ART bullying prevention training with 12 to 17 year old youth at O’Chiese School and Mistassiniy School. Safe and Caring’s Youth ART Project – Bullying Prevention in Schools program is five years in length, running from August 2015 through August 2020.


Past initiatives:

The Stop Now and Plan! (SNAP)

As an organization that has been around since 2001, Safe and Caring has had the pleasure of working with many Alberta communities. One of our longest standing relationships has been with the small northern community of Wabasca. Safe and Caring has been working in partnership with the Wabasca community for over a decade, and in 2009, we were awarded the opportunity to deliver Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) training to help local students build skills to form positive relationships within their school and broader communities.


collaborate and create thumbnailCollaborate and Create” Mural

Safe and Caring recently partnered with TELUS and art teacher Kelsey Nowaczynski from Dan Knott Junior High School to develop a mosiac mural representing Safe and Caring in the community. The mosaic mural comprised over 100 individual tiles painted by various community leaders, including Dan Knott Junior High students, Safe and Caring staff and board members, Niska, Mayor of Edmonton Don Iveson. A-Squared Communications developed a video documenting how the mosaic was created, showing the various individuals who played a hand in painting each tile.


art web thumbnail-01Art of Caring Contest

Safe and caring schools begins with expressing how you feel and what you think! The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities asked Alberta’s children and youth to share their vision for a safe, caring, healthy and inclusive society.

Visit our Art of Caring page to see winning submissions from past years!



HEROES of a Safe and Caring World

Each year, Safe and Caring honours community builders and leaders from across Alberta for their contributions to building safe, more caring and more inclusive communities.

Award categories include Youth Impact, School Impact, Campus Impact, Collective Impact and Provincial Impact.

Congratulations to all of our 2014 HEROES of a Safe and Caring World!


way to be-01Ongoing: Way to Be! – Living Respectfully Traffic Safety Program

Are drop off and pick up times a nightmare at your school? Then the Way to Be! program is for you. Moving beyond the crosswalk and raising awareness about school traffic concerns is not about making more rules or pointing fingers. It’s about students, parents and staff working together to develop solutions and create a culture of respect related to traffic safety. This resource-based program consists of student activities that focus on common unsafe behaviours such as jaywalking, walking between buses and dropping off or picking up students in unsafe locations. It promotes positive role modelling by students and adults, provides schools with tools to identify what’s already working for them as well as areas where improvement  may be needed and engages parents in the solution.

This school traffic safety program is a collaborative resource developed by and for Alberta teachers with support from Safe and Caring Schools & Communities and AMA School Safety Patrol. Visit www.waytobe.ca to learn more!