Posts Tagged: education

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 »

COMMUNITY: Acts of Kindness from Alberta Education

February’s Guest Perspective is by: School and Community Supports for Children and Youth Branch, Alberta Education Did you make a new year’s resolution? It’s still early in 2015, so let’s be optimistic and assume you are still on track with your plan. Common resolutions include losing weight, exercising more, getting out of debt, and helping… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Mark Ramsankar, President of the ATA

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… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Pixel Blue College

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… Read more »

CHAMPION PROFILE: Dr. Kris Wells

by: Meaghan Trewin, Communications Coordinator As a champion for diversity, equity and human rights in schools, Dr. Wells is a true advocate for bringing research to practice to build more vibrant, respectful and caring schools and communities. He is a celebrated researcher, a founding member of and special advisor for Safe and Caring, co-founder of Camp… Read more »

COMMUNITY: National Bullying Awareness Week, Resources for Teachers

Did you know that Alberta’s new Education Act recognizes National Bullying Awareness Week (NBAW)? National Bullying Awareness Week is always the third week of November and it’s fast approaching! What is your school community/district doing to recognize NBAW and start the conversation about creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe environments? We know the only effective way to create… Read more »

FOCUS ON: What’s New in the Education Act

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… Read more »