Posts Tagged: community

Celebrate Pink Shirt Day with Safe and Caring

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… 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: 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: Bullying Awareness Week 2015, November 15-21

Print and download National Bullying Awareness Week handout National Bullying Awareness Week (NBAW) NBAW began in 2002 when an Alberta father and educator, Bill Belsey advocated bullying prevention through education and awareness. NBAW has grown and is now celebrated across Canada and around the world. The goal of this annual event is to increase awareness… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Positive Post–It Day, October 5, 2015

by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Advisor What is International Positive Post–It Day? Positive Post–It Day started in Airdrie, Alberta, when high school student Caitlin Haacke decided to fight back against online bullying by posting notes with compliments on every locker in her school. The positive post–it movement soon took off—in Caitlin’s school, in the Airdrie community,… Read more »

COMMUNITY: Celebrating the Wabasca Community

by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Strategy Coordinator and Barb Milne, Project Manager As an organization that has been around for over a decade, 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, home of the Bigstone Cree Nation… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Mark Cabaj (MBA, BA)

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… Read more »

FOCUS ON: Just, Re-thinking our communication for better relationships

Guest Contribution by: Barry Davidson, Vice-President, Safe and Caring Board, Senior Advisor for the Canadian Crime Prevention Centre and Senior Safety Advisor to Amtac Professional Services. Recently my daughter Megan was competing in 4H speaking competitions and she presented a speech that really got me thinking about how adults communicate and the way that communication determines healthy,… Read more »